Wall Street Journal: Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Pushes Regional Autonomy to Quell Insurgencies

June 2, 2016 — The Wall Street Journal features analysis from The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in the Philippines Dr. Steven Rood on the country’s President-elect Rodrigo Duterte:

Steven Rood, the Philippine country representative of the Asia Foundation think tank, said the communists’ economic beliefs clash with Mr. Duterte’s more orthodox economic positions. “The communists aren’t going to lay down their arms anytime soon,” Mr. Rood said.

Mr. Rood said Mr. Duterte’s plan to hold a referendum on his new constitution by 2019 is optimistic.

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