Philippines: DuterTRAIN effigy torched before state-of-nation address

Protesters burnt a train-shaped effigy of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on Monday, ahead of his 3rd State of the Nation Address. The 'DuterTRAIN' — named after the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) — was set alight close to the House of Representatives, where Duterte will deliver his speech. The first set of TRAIN reforms were into... Еще Philippines' law in 2017 have produced mixed results, with strong civil opposition. Duterte is now seeks approval for a second package of tax reforms. Actress and Director of International Affairs of Gabriela Women's Party Monique Wilson was highly critical of the president. «We are no longer accepting you macho-fascist ways and we are not going to be led by a strongman rule.» «The Filipino people are stronger than you,» she concluded.

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