It is with pleasure that we share with you our latest SPARK entitled, “The Duterte Presidency at the Crossroads”.
This paper consists of five sections. While the introduction lays the general landscape within which the present government could be understood, the second part comparatively discusses the achievements and the SONA (State of the Nation Address) episodes for the past three years. Meanwhile, the third section delves into a deeper and broader analysis of Duterte’s politics and leadership in order to lend some perspectives to the so-called Duterte phenomenon. In the succeeding section, policy directions are discussed to situate the remaining political and legislative agenda of the administration. Lastly, the final section recaps what have been discussed and provides some concluding remarks.