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Wesley Issey Romain

Wesley Issey Romain holds a bachelor’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies and International Relations from INALCO University in France and a master’s degree in International Affairs with a specialisation in Cyber Security from King’s College London in the UK. His interests include emerging technology issues, cyber risks, intelligence, and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific region. While completing his academic exchange programme at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Wesley was engaged with Philippine-based NGOs dedicated to fostering peace in the conflict-affected areas of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the southern Philippines. He is a native French speaker with English as a second language. He is also fluent in Filipino, conversational in Mandarin, and has basic knowledge of Burmese.

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Marcos-Duterte: The Epilogue of a Dynastic Alliance • Wesley Issey Romain


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Wesley Issey Romain is a Sparker in the making at Asia Centre. This program aims to coach young specialists of Asia and allow them to post analysis for Asia Centre.

As a first-time contributor to Asia Centre, Wesley is bringing his expertise in Southeast Asian politics. His debut paper, “Marcos-Duterte: The Epilogue of a Dynastic Alliance,” provides a comprehensive analysis of the recent political developments in the Philippines. This piece examines the significant implications of Vice President Sara Duterte’s resignation from President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Cabinet on the nation’s political landscape.

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This paper examines the resignation of Philippine Vice President Sara Duterte from President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Cabinet and its potential implications on the country’s political and social landscape. Despite the historical context of Cabinet resignations in the Philippines, Duterte’s departure is noteworthy due to the intricate relationship between the Duterte and Marcos political dynasties. Key factors influencing her decision include disagreements over national security policies, divergent foreign policy stances, and concerns regarding former President Rodrigo Duterte’s legacy.

The paper also explores the potential ramifications of this political rift on the upcoming 2025 mid-term elections and the 2028 presidential race, considering the broader impact on education, national security, and democratic processes in the Philippines.

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