Why Duterte is not – and is unlikely to be – a socialist

 

Herbert Docena and Gabriel Hetland
Published 8:00 PM, June 29, 2016
Updated 8:09 PM, June 29, 2016
Our Hugo Chavez? The new Philippine President may indeed wage a ‘revolution’ – but a ‘revolution’ to stabilize rather than challenge an oppressive social order.
As new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to assume office, a growing number of Filipinos seem to – or want to – believe his surprising claim that he will be the country’s first “socialist” President.
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