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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.

The firebrand mayor of Davao, known for his anti-establishment rhetoric, was swept to victory on a tide of public resentment over rampant crime and corruption and widening inequality.

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