Rodrigo Duterte

Rappler Talk: Earl Parreño on Duterte’s leadership style

Rappler Talk: Earl Parreño on Duterte’s leadership style
On Tuesday, August 25, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Earl Parreño, author of the Duterte biography, 'Beyond Will and Power'

President Rodrigo Duterte is currently facing one of the biggest challenges to hit his administration – the coronavirus pandemic.

Since March, the various issues brought about by the health crisis tested the leadership style that brought him to power in 2016. The pandemic also highlighted gaps and shortcomings in the government response. (READ: Pandemic unravels Duterte’s 2016 promise of decisive leadership)

On Tuesday, August 25, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to political analyst and author Earl Parreño about the unraveling of Duterte’s leadership in the face of a pandemic and how his style has evolved since his days leading Davao City, if it did at all.

Parreño is the author of Beyond Will and Power, a biography of Duterte in which he looked deeply into the years of the President as Davao City mayor.

What’s working and what’s not? How different is his style now?

Catch the interview on Tuesday at 7 pm, August 25. – Rappler.com