Is change coming? Hindsights, insights and foresights on the Philippine Elections 2016

Image of Rodrigo Duterte with quote "I will change this country even if it will cost me my life."

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 15 June 2016


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU


Ronald Holmes, Hal Hill, Mark Turner and Imelda Deinla


Dr Imelda Deinla
+61 (0)2 6125 1503

In this panel discussion, four academics discuss the conduct of the recently concluded May 9 national elections in the Philippines and what may be expected from the newly elected government. Campaigning on a slogan, ‘change is coming’, tough-talking Mayor of Davao City Rodrigo Duterte won by a wide margin over his nearest rival. What made Duterte more appealing to wide sections of the electorate? Can the Duterte presidency sustain the Philippine’s economic growth, address lingering problem of poverty, deal effectively with governance issues, and resolve long-standing conflict in Mindanao?

Light lunch will be served.

This event is organised by RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University and the Philippines Project.

Mr Ronald Holmes is President of Pulse Asia and PhD Candidate at the Coral Bell School, ANU. Professor Hal Hill is an Emeritus Professor at the ANU Crawford School. Professor Mark Turner is Emeritus Professor at the University of Canberra. Dr Imelda Deinla is a Postdoctoral Fellow at RegNet, ANU.

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