Philippines: Marcos Jr. vows recovery but quiet on human rights in first policy speech
26 July 2022 | 2:34 pm
The new Philippine president has set out an ambitious economic and social blueprint for his six-year term. However, his family's chequered past and the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic pose significant hurdles.
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