The Philippines’ maverick president, Rodrigo Duterte, has had a turbulent first year in office.
His crime fighting agenda, popular with the middle class during the election, has delivered a bloody and devastating war on drugs with crowded prisons and thousands killed in the streets. Internal conflict with Islamic State-backed groups has led to martial law on the island of Mindanao and threats of civil war.
With five years left in his term of presidency, what can the Philippines and the world expect from Duterte?
In this discussion two experts give their assessment of how Duterte has fared in his first year.
Dr Nicole Curato (ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra.)
Professor Nick Bisley (Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University.)
A live event presented by La Trobe Asia in partnership with the Philippines Australia Studies Centre on 16th August, 2017.