MANILA, Philippines ( The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – At noon on June 30, 2022, Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos, Jr., takes his oath as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines.
As we look back to the past six years under Rodrigo Duterte, his colorful foreign policy, marked with unique diplomacy comes to mind. It is a legacy that could define, or redefine the country’s standing with the world community.
Tagged by many as a departure from the Philippines’ long-standing attachment to Uncle Sam, Duterte opened the door for harmonious and beneficial relationships with its Asian neighbors and world powers that matter.
Today, the Philippines has earned multiple distinctions as a province of China, a Federated State of Russia and Prefecture of Japan.
Six years may be too short for a good President. Another two years in duterte’s term could have made the Philippines a Caste of India. Who knows?