로드리고 두테르테가 필리핀 대통령으로 취임한 지 2개월이 지났다. 두테르테는 필리핀 내에서뿐 아니라 국제적으로도 칭찬과 매도를 받아왔다. 필리핀 남부 레이테에서 1945년에 태어난 두테르테는 1988년부터 민다나오의
Cecilia Brainard, also known as Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, is the author and editor of 20 books, including the novels, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, and The Newspaper Widow. Her other books include short story collections, and collections of essays. She has edited a number of books, including Growing Up Filipino I and II. She is the recipient of several awards including a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, several USIS grants, a Special Recognition Award for her work dealing with Asian American youths, and others. She has lectured and performed in worldwide literary arts organizations and universities including UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, PEN, Beyond Baroque, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, and many others. Her official website is ceciliabrainarddotcom. She also has a blog at cbrainarddotblogspotdotcom.