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Philippines Senator - Antonio Trillanes

Is President Duterte taking the Philippines and the region in a new direction? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Philippines Senator, Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes.

Stephen Sackur speaks to Philippines Senator, Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes. When it comes to populist politics delivered with robust action no-one does it quite like Rodrigo Duterte, elected President of the Philippines a year ago. Since he came to power, around 7000 people have been killed in his war on drugs crime. Human rights groups are aghast, but a majority of Filipinos seem to admire his iron fist policy. Is President Duterte taking the Philippines and the region in a new direction?

(Photo: Senator Antonio Trillanes attends a senate hearing in Manila, 2016. Credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

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