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The Philippines chooses the 'Punisher'

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's strongman rhetoric has resonated with a public weary of rampant crime.

MANILA -- Rodrigo Duterte's victory in Monday's presidential election after an acrimonious campaign signals a sea change in Philippine politics, three decades after outgoing President Benigno Aquino's mother Cory led the "People Power" Revolution that ended the authoritarian regime of Ferdinando Marcos.

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