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Southeast Asian Games woes spoil Duterte's coming-out party

Manila eyes probe over issues surrounding the event

MANILA -- The 2019 Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines is hosting, were touted as a showcase for President Rodrigo Duterte's "golden age of infrastructure."

Instead, this mini version of the Olympics is creating as much drama for logistical snags and complaints over its cost as for the competition itself, putting Duterte on the defensive and leaving organizers red-faced.

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