“History is repeating itself”: a Duterte resistor speaks

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Gene Alcantara is a Filipino poet, journalist and political activist with the Global Alliance for a Humane Democratic Society (GAHDS). A UK resident since 1981, he opposed the autocratic Marcos regime and is now a staunch critic of President Duterte’s extra-judicial mass killings of suspected drug offenders. He talks to Dr Tom Sykes, author of The Realm of the Punisher, a new travelogue of the Philippines which grapples with the Duterte phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationRed Pepper
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019


  • Philippines
  • Duterte
  • Politics
  • Journalism


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