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In a Surprise, Marcos Is Turning the Page on the Philippines’ Duterte Era

In a Surprise, Marcos Is Turning the Page on the Philippines’ Duterte Era
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 21, 2022 (pool photo by Eloisa Lopez via AP).

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met in Manila over the weekend with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, whose visit was meant to show Washington’s high-level support for its Southeast Asian ally. But if security issues were front and center during Harris’ visit, the question of human rights was also on the agenda.

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