Ex-Philippine president Ramos says Duterte government a "letdown"
The government of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has been a "huge disappointment and letdown", according to a former president and one his mentors, bucking popular sentiment and a high opinion poll rating for his first 100 days in office.
In rare criticism of Duterte, 88-year-old former president Fidel Ramos said the government was "losing badly" by prioritising a controversial war on drugs at the expense of issues like poverty, living costs, foreign investment and jobs.
Duterte's spokesman, Ernesto Abella, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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