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× As Duterte tightens grip on House, opposition solons retool for a big fight

MANILA, Philippines - It's barely a day before the 18th Congress officially opens, with the opposition House members facing the same old but yet dangerous prospects of a chamber run by the allies and family members of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The 18th Congress will be a "Duterte show" all over again, according to University of the Philippines Associate Professor and Kontra Daya convener Danilo…