Duterte’s Cronies Taking Charge?

The plan to privatize all government-run casinos might be a possible source of controversy, as there are fears that President Rodrigo Duterte is clearing the way for his own set of oligarchs and cronies. Last year, the president “declared” war against oligarchs and specifically called out Roberto Ongpin, the owner of online gaming firm Philweb, for profiting from state regulations. Ongpin, a Marcos crony himself, was forced

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