Nicole Curato

University of Canberra

Nicole Curato is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She is the editor of "A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency." (2017, Ateneo de Manila University Press/Cornell University Press)

Articles by Nicole Curato


The Philippines Beyond the Dark Spell

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Despite his questionable, often violent leadership, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys an astounding 80% approval rating. In actuality, this support is carefully weighed and highly conditional. While Duterte won the presidency by speaking to the anxieties and hopes of the citizens, he now has to deliver on his promises, and the people are keeping tabs.