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SORRY FOR MY BAD WORDS; “I was not disciplined enough by my father and mother.” - RODY
DECEMBER 21 - “Sorry for my bad words,” President Duterte said as he winded up a speech before some of the country’s top businessmen at Malacañang last Monday night. “I was not disciplined enough by my father and mother.” ACE MORANDANTE/PPD For what it’s worth, President Duterte is apologizing for his penchant for swearing, which many Filipinos find unpleasant, based on a recent survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS). “Sorry for my bad words,” Duterte said as he winded up a speech before some of the country’s top businessmen at Malacañang last Monday night. “I was not disciplined enough by my father and mother.” Last week, the SWS survey showed 51 percent of Filipinos think Duterte’s habit of publicly cursing foreign officials is harmful to Philippine relations with other countries, while 33 percent thought otherwise. This was despite his “very good” satisfaction rating in the survey, taken Dec. 3 to 6 among 1,500 Filipinos nationwide. The President said he was sorry for his bad words in the presence of the country’s top businessmen, led by Manny V. Pangilinan, chief executive of the Hong Kong-listed holding firm First Pacific Co. Ltd. and chairman of giant telco Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), during a Christmas townhall meeting at Malacañang. READ MORE...
ALSO: Leila on latest Rody rants: It’s Fentanyl-induced
DECEMBER 24 -Sen. Leila de Lima said President Rodrigo Duterte could have taken Fentanyl when he ranted at UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling him a “joker” and an “idiot.” Philstar.com/Jonathan Asuncion, file The insults hurled by President Duterte against the United Nations human rights chief were drug-induced, Sen. Leila de Lima said yesterday. De Lima said Duterte could have taken Fentanyl when he ranted at UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling him a “joker” and an “idiot.” De Lima said Duterte’s statements now appear to be “Fentanyl-induced.” She was referring to the powerful painkiller that Duterte earlier admitted to be taking to lessen the pain of migraine and spinal injuries. De Lima said the drug has side effects on the brain. READ MORE...
ALSO: Duterte retains 'excellent' trust rating in SWS Q4 survey
DECEMBER 22 -Philippine presidential race front-runner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his final campaign rally in Manila on Saturday, May 7, 2016. AP/Aaron Favila, file MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte retained an "excellent" trust rating in the latest Social Weather Stations survey, with respondents in Mindanao giving him a high +85 rating. The survey, the results of which were first published in BusinessWorld, was conducted from December 3 to 6 and involved 1,500 adult respondents across the Philippines, found that 81 percent of Filipinos have "much trust" in Duterte. This means a net trust trating of +72, above the +70 threshold that SWS uses to consider a rating "excellent." The fourth quarter survey's results are slightly lower than the +76 trust rating that Duterte received in September and the +79 that respondents gave him days before he took his oath of office on June 30. READ MORE...
ALSO: Duterte hits UN official who called for PH probe into his killing President chides
[RELATED: Philippines’ CHR to probe Duterte killing boast]
DECEMBER 22 -President Rodrigo Duterte attends the launch of the Convergence of Nanay (Mother) Volunteers as Community Drugwatch program in Angeles City, Pampanga on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Screen grab from Radio TV Malacañang | mb.com.ph President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at a United Nations official for asking the Philippine judicial authorities to formally investigate him after admitting that he killed criminals when he was still Davao City mayor. “I think there is one United Nations official, human rights. He said Duterte is a murderer and should be charged for murder. I said, this guy is either a joker or maybe crazy,” President Duterte said on Thursday, December 22. The president was referring to U.N. commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who said his actions violated the Philippine constitution and international law. He made the reaction in front of over 1,000 mothers led by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Baby Pineda for the launch of the Convergence of Nanay (Mother) Volunteers as Community Drugwatch program in Angeles City, Pampanga. READ MORE...RELATED, Philippines’ CHR to probe Duterte killing boast...
ALSO A 'MUST-READ': FROM GEOPOLITICS MAINSTREAM MEDIA, PHILIPPINE AFFAIRS - Mayor Duterte is Not Genocidal, The West is. Here’s the proof…[This is a 'beyond-smokes-and-mirrors' comprehensive report -PHNO]
DECEMBER 24 -Many Westerners cannot reconcile the negative claims of their own institutions on why the Philippine population overwhelmingly voted and continue to support a “self-confessed murderer.” There are probably hundreds of reasons why the Western portrayal of Philippine president Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as genocidal will fail for its absolute lack of merit. Without being exhaustive, this article will present a few of those verifiable facts of why the Filipinos, a sizable 90% majority of them, love their president. READ MORE
ALSO: COMMENTARY - A Christmas wish for the President, 'be the gift of life and not the penalty of death'
DECEMBER 23 -BY ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS President Duterte, again in a moment that I can only surmise as hyperbolic, vowed that should the death penalty be reinstated in the country, that he will execute five to six people a day. I am not sure if this includes Sundays, holidays, and Christmas. As I have said, I like the President. I can take him any day, and twice on Sundays, and on unlimited basis on holidays, including Christmas. I take this opportunity to affirm my support to the President, for which I have been pilloried and my professional reputation has been demeaned as that professor who sold out to the devil. He may be evil to his critics, but he is not to me, nor to the millions who see him in a different light. On this season of giving, what I see in him is a giving President. I see in him a personification of the three wise men, the Magis from the East, who brought gifts to the child Jesus. READ MORE...
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Sorry for my bad words – Duterte
“Sorry for my bad words,” President Duterte said as he winded up a speech before some of the country’s top businessmen at Malacañang last Monday night. “I was not disciplined enough by my father and mother.” ACE MORANDANTE/PPD
MANILA, DECEMBER 26, 2016 (PHILSTAR) By Christina Mendez December 21, 2016 - For what it’s worth, President Duterte is apologizing for his penchant for swearing, which many Filipinos find unpleasant, based on a recent survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).
“Sorry for my bad words,” Duterte said as he winded up a speech before some of the country’s top businessmen at Malacañang last Monday night. “I was not disciplined enough by my father and mother.”
Last week, the SWS survey showed 51 percent of Filipinos think Duterte’s habit of publicly cursing foreign officials is harmful to Philippine relations with other countries, while 33 percent thought otherwise. This was despite his “very good” satisfaction rating in the survey, taken Dec. 3 to 6 among 1,500 Filipinos nationwide.
The President said he was sorry for his bad words in the presence of the country’s top businessmen, led by Manny V. Pangilinan, chief executive of the Hong Kong-listed holding firm First Pacific Co. Ltd. and chairman of giant telco Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), during a Christmas townhall meeting at Malacañang.
The audience also included Philippine Airlines’ top honcho Lucio Tan; Raul Concepcion, chairman and CEO of appliance maker Concepcion Industries; Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chair of department-store-based SM Investments Corp.; and Universal Robina Corp.’s Robina Gokongwei, who all pledged support for the development of war-stricken Sulu province in Mindanao.
The President, though, also defended his abrasive language, which has caught international attention, after he described United States President Barack Obama as a “son of the bitch” and said “f*** you!” to the European Union for raising human rights concerns over his administration’s bloody war against illegal drugs.
Duterte had also interjected words such as “fool,” “stupid” and “crazy” every time he expressed displeasure over certain events and personalities critical of his leadership and his all-out war against illegal drugs.
“As elected President, I have to do this because I have to protect the Filipino,” Duterte said.
“I have to preserve the country. It’s actually a self-preservation thing. It does not need any Constitution to say to protect your people,” he added.
While he has cursed to stress his point or express his displeasure against drugs and actions of his critics, Duterte has rarely apologized for uttering bad words.
Leila on latest Rody rants: It’s Fentanyl-induced By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 24, 2016 - 12:00am 2 15 googleplus0 0
Sen. Leila de Lima said President Rodrigo Duterte could have taken Fentanyl when he ranted at UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling him a “joker” and an “idiot.” Philstar.com/Jonathan Asuncion, file
MANILA, Philippines - The insults hurled by President Duterte against the United Nations human rights chief were drug-induced, Sen. Leila de Lima said yesterday.
De Lima said Duterte could have taken Fentanyl when he ranted at UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling him a “joker” and an “idiot.”
De Lima said Duterte’s statements now appear to be “Fentanyl-induced.” She was referring to the powerful painkiller that Duterte earlier admitted to be taking to lessen the pain of migraine and spinal injuries.
De Lima said the drug has side effects on the brain.
“The Cabinet should seriously consider declaring him unfit to perform the duties of the President and relay such opinion to Congress, in order to save this nation once and for all from the ramblings of a madman,” De Lima said.
“No one is above the law. Not even the President, no matter how much he wants us to believe he is this invincible embodiment of virility and machismo. He is but a man – a man subject to laws as much as he is vulnerable to human ailments such as, in his case, migraines and dependency on drugs like Fentanyl,” she said.
De Lima said it was both lamentable and surprising that the UN rights chief had to call on local authorities to do something when Duterte himself boasted that he had roamed the streets of Davao to kill people, serving as a “monstrous role model for killer cops.”
She said Duterte may be covered by presidential immunity from suit but he can still be investigated.
De Lima said anybody, no matter how high the position he or she may hold, may be investigated for any crime.
“It’s just a matter as to when an otherwise immune official may be formally sued, that is, after incumbency. Even then, the applicability of the doctrine of presidential immunity from suit relative to mass murders is worth testing at this point,” she said.
De Lima, who has been very critical of the President’s war against drugs, has repeatedly condemned the killings taking place in the country.
She has expressed her concern over how the President has condoned the killings and even appears to be encouraging them, all in the name of the war against drugs.
UN CHIEF CALLS FOR PROBE ON DUTERTE's KILLING BOASTS
Hussein has called on the Philippine authorities to investigate Duterte for murder because of the bold claims he made.
Hussein was just one of the many international personalities who have expressed concern over the summary killings taking place in the country.
Earlier, US President Barack Obama also raised his concerns about the killings, leading Duterte to curse him in public.
Even acclaimed singer-songwriter James Taylor made a political statement regarding the killings by announcing his decision to cancel his concert in Manila next year.
De Lima said these personalities cannot be blamed for airing their concerns about the killings since the issue has already gained worldwide notoriety.
“We even cheer a serial killer for murdering people! Is that how distorted our notions of right and wrong have become?” De Lima added.
Not a debate
Duterte said the UN official cannot dictate on him, saying the international body is being funded by sovereign nations like the Philippines.
Duterte explained that member-nations like the Philippines pay contributions to sustain the operations of the UN, the employer of Hussein.
Duterte offered the UN human rights officials to visit the country and investigate the claims of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects.
But he said the investigation must be open and challenged the UN officials to a debate where he would answer the allegations before the public.
The UN human rights officials led by special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard said it would be inconsistent with the terms of reference and the code of conduct for special rapporteurs.
Callamard urged the Philippine government to reconsider its demand for her to engage Duterte in a public debate.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said the country visit of the UN special rapporteur should not be seen as a form of contest or debate.
Urging the government not to cancel the invitation to Callamard, the CHR said the reason for the country visit is to examine and identify good practices of the government with the anti-drug campaign.
“It is neither a debate nor a contest but rather a serious attempt of improving the Rapporteur’s understanding of a particular situation, and enabling the mandate to formulate evidence-based recommendations for strengthening implementation of human rights conventions by the State Party,” the CHR said in a statement.
“A total withdrawal of the invitation is an aggravation to the Filipino people and an affront to human rights. The rule of law cannot be dispensed with,” it added.
The human rights commission expressed “grave disappointment” over the reported decision of the Philippines to cancel the invitation to Callamard after she refused to comply with the conditions set by President Duterte.
The Duterte administration had demanded that she allow the President to question her or other members of her team while under oath.
“I have suggested to the Government of the Philippines that the standard private debriefing with the government, at the end of the mission, could be followed by a joint press conference with President Duterte and myself,” Callamard said of the conditions.
“This press briefing would be an opportunity for me to introduce briefly my preliminary findings and for the President to offer his own analysis, reply or rebuttal,” she added.
Callamard said such a format would exclude a debate between her and Duterte, but will still allow the President to immediately make public his initial reactions to the preliminary findings and her to uphold the principles that must guide her mission.
INDEPENDENCE AND CONFIDENTIALITY
In a letter to Malacañang on Dec. 15, Callamard said she highlighted the rapporteurs’ principles of independence and confidentiality.
“I have also referred the Government to Article 3.f of the Code of Conduct which clearly request that I shall not seek or accept any instructions from any Government or other actor and to Article 5 regarding the solemn declaration I have made upon prior to assuming my functions,” she added.
CHR said the demand of the Duterte administration for Callamard to participate in an open forum is unnecessary since they will have the opportunity to engage with her during the conduct of the visit.
“The ultimate goal of the investigation is to ferret out the truth and to get both sides of the situation,” the CHR said.
It maintained that investigations, such as the one to be conducted by Callamard, must be allowed to continue, as it is a true test of the country’s democracy.
“The CHR rallies the Philippine government to allow and accommodate the fact-finding mission of the UN Special Rapporteur on the spate of summary executions in the country, and to recognize that human rights treaty bodies play an important role in guiding States towards the full implementation of human rights treaties of which the Philippines acceded to,” it added. –Janvic Mateo, Marvin Sy
Duterte retains 'excellent' trust rating in SWS Q4 survey (philstar.com) | Updated December 22, 2016 - 9:15am 2 4 googleplus0 0
Philippine presidential race front-runner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his final campaign rally in Manila on Saturday, May 7, 2016. AP/Aaron Favila, file
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte retained an "excellent" trust rating in the latest Social Weather Stations survey, with respondents in Mindanao giving him a high +85 rating.
The survey, the results of which were first published in BusinessWorld, was conducted from December 3 to 6 and involved 1,500 adult respondents across the Philippines, found that 81 percent of Filipinos have "much trust" in Duterte.
This means a net trust trating of +72, above the +70 threshold that SWS uses to consider a rating "excellent."
The fourth quarter survey's results are slightly lower than the +76 trust rating that Duterte received in September and the +79 that respondents gave him days before he took his oath of office on June 30.
The survey found that Duterte had the most trust from respondents in Mindanao, where he got an "excellent" +85 score. The score was down seven points from +92 in September.
Duterte got a "very good" trust rating of +69 in "Balance Luzon" and in the Visayas. This was the same score that Duterte got in Balance Luzon in September, but down four points from his previous rating in the Visayas.
The trust rating from respondents in Metro Manila was lower by 11 points, +65 against +76 in September.
SWS classifies ratings of +50 to +69 as "very good."
Satisfaction rating also 'excellent'
Last week, SWS released survey results showing 77 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with the president's performance while 13 percent were dissatisfied.
The chief executive's +63 net satisfaction rating for this quarter is down one point from +64 in September.
Duterte scored the highest in Mindanao with a net rating of +74. This, however, is a significant drop from his +85 score in the region last quarter.
The chief executive scored +59 in the National Capital Region, +60 in balance Luzon and +61 in Visayas.
Duterte hits UN official who called for PH probe into his killing President chides 41 SHARES Share it! Published December 22, 2016, 9:14 PM By Philippine News Agency
United Nations anew for interfering in the country’s war on drugs
President Rodrigo Duterte attends the launch of the Convergence of Nanay (Mother) Volunteers as Community Drugwatch program in Angeles City, Pampanga on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Screen grab from Radio TV Malacañang | mb.com.ph
President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at a United Nations official for asking the Philippine judicial authorities to formally investigate him after admitting that he killed criminals when he was still Davao City mayor.
“I think there is one United Nations official, human rights. He said Duterte is a murderer and should be charged for murder. I said, this guy is either a joker or maybe crazy,” President Duterte said on Thursday, December 22.
The president was referring to U.N. commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who said his actions violated the Philippine constitution and international law.
He made the reaction in front of over 1,000 mothers led by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Baby Pineda for the launch of the Convergence of Nanay (Mother) Volunteers as Community Drugwatch program in Angeles City, Pampanga.
President Duterte reminded the U.N. official that the Philippines, being one of U.N. founding members, has contribution to the U.N. and, in effect, pays salaries of the international body’s officials.
VIDEO: DUTERTE INTRODUCED BY GLORIA ARROYO
WATCH: President Duterte bumisita sa Nanay Volunteers na miyembro ng community drugwatch sa Pampanga OPLAN TOKHANG OPLAN TOKHANG Subscribe Add to Share More 246 views 21 0 Published on Dec 22, 2016 WATCH: President Duterte bumisita sa Nanay Volunteers na miyembro ng community drugwatch sa Pampanga President Rody Duterte speaks before thousands of mothers and local officials during the 'Convergence of Nanay Volunteers as Community Drugwatch' event at the Parade Grounds in Clarkfield, Angeles City, Pampanga on December 22, 2016. These mothers will serve as volunteers who will form part of the anti-illegal drug force in communities to help the government in its war on illegal drugs. YOU TUBE
“The problem with the United Nations, you guys, you are employed by an organ composed of nations. Those officials are elected by the people. We pay you your salaries. You idiot, do not tell me what to do. I am your employer, and do not do it to a nation,” Duterte said.
On Monday, President Duterte admitted that he killed at least three criminals while roaming Davao City alone on a motorcycle to encourage the city policemen to pursue relentless campaign against illegal drugs and criminality.
Al-Hussein reportedly said Duterte might be charged for committing incitement to violence.
“Who gave you the right to be… You lacked international law. I’m paying for your salaries. Do not speak as if we are your employees. I am a member state, a sovereign state. Do not do that,” Duterte said.
“You there in the United Nations. You do not know diplomacy. You do not know how to behave, to be an employee of the United Nations,” he said, adding that only Filipinos can scold him if he is not doing his job.
Al-Hussein is the second official who openly questioned the Philippines’ anti-illegal drugs campaign.
Recently, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard expressed deep concerns on the rising number of unexplained killings amid the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign.
President Duterte has invited Callamard to visit the Philippines and challenged her to engage him in a public debate so that the President can explain why he has to wage a massive campaign against illegal drugs.
Callamard has rejected the conditions and instead gave her own counterproposal to hold private debriefing with the president before holding a joint press conference.
Since the Duterte administration started its campaign against illegal drugs, more than 908,000 drug users have surrendered while over 40,000 have been arrested by the police operatives.
The campaign, however, has resulted in the death of more than 2,000 drug pushers and users in legitimate police operations and over 3,500 unexplained killings.
A Social Weather Station survey showed that 85 percent of the Filipinos are satisfied with President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs that had contaminated four million Filipinos.
“Remember 4 million is 4 million. It’s no joke and they are spread all throughout the country. And we are already a narco-politics state,” the president told his new partners in fighting illegal drugs.
Philippines’ CHR to probe Duterte killing boast 0 SHARES Share it! Published December 22, 2016, 11:33 PM By Agence France-Presse
President Rodrigo Duterte during the 7th anniversary of the Federalismo Alyansa ng Bicol at the Legazpi Convention Center in Legazpi City, Albay on December 8, 2016. (SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)
The Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights said Thursday, December 22 it will investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission he killed three criminals years ago, after the United Nations’ rights chief called for a murder probe.
Duterte, who is waging an anti-drugs war that has left thousands dead, said last week that he helped police kill three suspected kidnappers early in the first of his several terms as mayor of the southern city of Davao.
U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Tuesday that Duterte’s killings, by his own admission, “clearly constitute murder” and Philippine judicial authorities must launch an investigation.
CHR chairman Jose Gascon said he has formed a team of investigators to look into the matter, even as Duterte’s spokesman Ernesto Abella dismissed the U.N. call as mere “opinion.”
“Law enforcement agencies… must investigate as a matter of course any information that suggests that a crime may have been committed with the view to ensuring that perpetrators are ultimately held accountable should the evidence warrant it,” Gascon said in a statement.
The commission is an independent government body that prosecutes law enforcers or other officials who commit torture, extrajudicial killings or violate Filipinos’ constitutional rights.
The commission had investigated then Davao mayor Duterte over allegations he ran death squads that killed more than a thousand petty criminals there.
Duterte has variously denied or confirmed the allegations. The commission did not file any criminal charges after completing its inquiry.
Gascon said his agency has “reconstituted a team to further investigate (Davao death squads) to look into the new revelations and public admissions that may shed light on our previous findings.”
“The team will look into any matter that may further shed light on the killings in Davao that was the subject matter of our previous investigation.”
Duterte easily won presidential elections in May largely on a promise to eradicate illegal drugs in society by launching an unprecedented campaign in which tens of thousands of people would be killed.
More than 5,300 people have died since he took office in late June, including 2,124 at the hands of police. The commission has said it is investigating several cases where police were responsible.
Duterte insists police have not violated any law in killing drug suspects.
On Wednesday Abella said Duterte’s admission about the killing of three people referred to “legitimate police action” but did not address the fact the then mayor was not a police officer.
Duterte has said he routinely carried a gun during his early years as mayor of Davao to protect himself from crime. He has not said if the weapon used in the ambush was licensed.
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GEOPOLITICS, MAINSTREAM MEDIA, PHILIPPINE AFFAIRS: Mayor Duterte is Not Genocidal, The West is. Here’s the proof…DECEMBER 24, 2016 ECLINIK LEARNING
Many Westerners cannot reconcile the negative claims of their own institutions on why the Philippine population overwhelmingly voted and continue to support a “self-confessed murderer.”
There are probably hundreds of reasons why the Western portrayal of Philippine president Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as genocidal will fail for its absolute lack of merit.
Without being exhaustive, this article will present a few of those verifiable facts of why the Filipinos, a sizable 90% majority of them, love their president.
1 ,Duterte’s Kitchen.
Bridging the gap between those who go to sleep with a full stomach and those who cannot afford a meal to survive any given day, as a way of directly mitigating poverty in the early stages of the pro-poor Duterte government.
More than that, it has inspired volunteerism among service workers who willingly share their skills, e.g. barbers, teachers, to the downtrodden, absolutely for free. Reading, writing, music appreciation, counseling and free haircut are a regular part of the curriculum and service.
Other financially capable donors would just drop by with sacks of rice, cake, or offer a property where a Duterte Kitchen can be constructed in the future. However, they won’t accept cash donations.
The whole idea is to eliminate hunger without the usual feeding on the appetite for corruption.
2. Allocation of P1 Billion medical assistance for those who can’t afford to buy prescription drugs. The health secretary has also studied on location the Cuban healthcare system as the template for the delivery of health services in the country.
3. Establishment of Tawag 8888 for any complaints against government officials. This facility provides a direct line to the presidential staff who will act, or direct the issue to pertinent government agency soonest possible for every problem raised by the citizenry. This measure grossly reduced corruption in the delivery of public services at the executive department.
4. ONE-STOP SHOP FOR OFWs
Establishment of a One-Stop Shop for Overseas Workers OFW, a center for the centralized processing of employment papers which was the milking cow for corrupt government workers and “fixers.” The center also saved the OFW time and money while traveling from one agency to the next.
5. CENTRAL 911
Establishment of Central 911 for emergency assistance request, free of charge. Still on its early stages, but has greatly reduced the deaths and destruction of typhoons as bad as Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The nationwide Central 911 has its humble beginnings in Davao City, the president’s hometown.
6. NO MORRE LAGLAG BALA
Total elimination of “laglag-bala” or bullet planting at the international airports on 1st day of office. This has been a major cause of humiliation abroad when airport security personnel planted bullets into the baggage of departing passengers, effectively delaying their flight unless payment is extended. Duterte government solved this by allowing every passenger caught carrying ammunition to take the flight after the contraband is confiscated and the event logged for future reference.
7. Banning of household service workers for the Middle East. Amidst reports of employer abuses of female domestic helpers, the government is banning new contracts for them in favor of highly skilled workers and technicians.
8. Local employers have heeded the call for an end to contractual employment beyond 6 months, except only for seasonal jobs. Security of tenure to the first regularized 30,000 employees are now secured;
9. Strict implementation of “Nose-in, Nose out” in all provincial bus terminals along EDSA which greatly reduced traffic clogging in the largest avenue in the capital, even during this holiday season. The traffic in EDSA is costing the economy $2billion annually according to a JICA study.
10. Mass transit facilities are repaired and upgraded. Dilapidated Metrorail Transport System, an object of massive criticism for constantly bugging down in between terminals are now being upgraded, and all non-working elevators are repaired and functional.
11. GOLDEN AGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE
The Duterte government is allocating P3.8 trillion for infrastructures for the next 6 years dubbed as “The Golden Age of Infrastructure” in the country. Already, unemployment has gone down with its accelerated infrastructure spending for the first 6 months of the government using a budget crafted by its predecessor.
12. Executive Order on Freedom of Information covering the entire Executive branch of Government. The Duterte government has effectively preempted Congress’s constant dilly-dallying of the transparency measure for decades now. Everyone can now request any information pertaining to government spending and policies, purposely to curb graft and corruption through public participation. Exceptions to the measure are those which concerns only with “national security.”
13. Significant 80% reduction of corruption at the Bureau of Customs, resulting in a massive increase in import duty collection surpassing the target set by the previous administration. Reforms cost one life of an investigator. No more unauthorized opening of OFW boxes, greatly reducing pilferage and extortion. Installation of CCTV inside personnel office, and implemented a no-contact policy, direct bank payment of duties, and x-ray scanning of cargo trucks to facilitate and reduce importation processing time.
14. Terminated 100s of LTFRB personnel in charge of issuing transport licenses and franchise, and corrupt government workers from various agencies. Driver licenses are now being issued after a year delay due to endemic corruption within the transport agency. No more bogus franchise being issued after the internal syndicate was neutralized and removed recently.
15. Reduced processing time of Business Permits and Approval of Foreign Company Requirements nationwide to 3 days and 1 month, respectively. This radical measure is attracting more direct investments in the country.
16. Peace talks with the Communists led to reciprocated unilateral ceasefires and zero sporadic armed encounters in the countryside,
17. The good rapport of the president and his sincere and concrete engagement with the Moro Secessionist groups yielded good atmosphere for the resumption of peace talks between the government and the people in Muslim Mindanao. The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which covers an expanded area of Autonomous Muslim Mindanao is expected soon. This will form part of the articles in the initiated federalism movement to politically reconfigure the country according to ancestral and tribal domains.
18. Initiate constitutional changes on the form of the government from presidential to federal-parliamentary, which should give the regions enough authority to chart their own course for the future.
19. Recently inaugurated “Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu”, or Entrepreneurship for Peace in Sulu, which is a business community and government collaboration to end the war, poverty and terrorism right inside the lair of the ISIS-affiliated Abu Sayyaf in Muslim Mindanao.
If there’s one video that you need to avoid watching let it not be this one.
This never before seen cooperation between the government and the Oligarchy could very well be the watershed that the country has been looking for to finally lift the country from its economic mediocrity. The Elite may have found the Duterte term as the most opportune time to atone for their sins, e.g. not paying their workers with a living wage, land grabs, political interference in connivance with foreign imperialists and outright economic sabotage through import smuggling.
Even prior to his presidential campaign, Duterte is already showing a good example of what a government should be. He conceptualized and implemented the following programs in his humongous hometown city of Davao:
•Development Code [City Ordinance 5004] – a comprehensive and integrated approach to protecting women in his city; empowers women to have equal number of slots in the local government offices;
•Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance – strictly prohibits smoking in all public places, except in carefully designated smoking areas;
•Anti-discrimination Ordinance – prohibits discrimination against PWDs, Lumads [natives], Muslims vs. Christians, gays and lesbians;
•Firecracker and Gunfiring Ban – prohibits the manufacture, sale and use of firecrackers, and gun-firing in celebration of holidays, etc.
•House of Hope which caters the needs of the sick, abandoned and maltreated housewives and children.
People in Davao confessed that even though Duterte might be tough on criminals during his 23-year mayoralty, but it is in the House of Hope which he established early on where his heart bleeds whenever he visits the facility.
All of these progressive measures will be strictly implemented nationwide.
Interspersed between these developments is his regular anti-drug lord, anti-corruption and anti-NWO rhetoric which is the only thing that the Western media love to blow up, and for which he doesn’t really care as much as the value of the message he wants to impart to the public about the true gravity of the situation and to tell the people who specifically are responsible for the dire conditions prior to his incumbency.
He banters on the inability of the Khazarian puppets to understand that threatening criminals is not a crime in this part of the world. His admission to actually killing criminals is one of those threats that without hard evidence would not land him to jail.
His prosecutorial experience allowed him to understand the mind of a criminal. He can speak in their language. More than that, he fully understands that the war on drugs could never be won with police actions only, but with the full, active cooperation of the family and the entire community.
COONVERGENCE OF NANAY VOLUNTEERS
… as much as he understood that the Muslim secessionist movements and terrorism will not end with the power of the guns alone, but with the help of the business sector and the entire society.
Above all, the Duterte government is giving the people the opportunity to dream again for a better future, a respite from 30 years of Oligarchic Rule which forced the parents to work abroad.
That is not how a genocidal mind works.
However, the evidence that the Duterte accusers in the West are culpable of the worst human rights record throughout history, is far too many to even be accommodated in this modest page. Their crimes against humanity have been committed throughout Asia, in the Middle East and even in Europe and America where these noisy institutions emanate from.
UNITED NATIONS' ATTACK
So, while the High Commissioner of Human Rights orders an investigation about Duterte’s killings as mayor of Davao City, the same UN Commission on Human Rights failed to explain to the world as to why they have accepted Saudi Arabia as a member and Chair to the UN Human Rights Council while the Arab country is busy bombing Yemeni children with US/UK made cluster bombs.
Indeed, there is no escape against their atrocities.
The manner by which these atrocities are perpetrated ranges from the use of bullets and bombs, to weaponized food and medicine, weaponized broadcasts of false and fabricated information, and through outright coercive geopolitics.
THE UKRAINE CRISIS
The agencies and organizations which perpetrated these atrocities are assembled in multi-layers of sophisticated predefined functions, yet compartmentalized enough from one another to avoid anyone from seeing the “big picture” or the ultimate object of the whole enterprise.
The Philippine ancestry was not engaged in cannibalism as portrayed in some journals authored by the West at the turn of the 20th century. Instead, there are direct first-hand witness testimonies and video accounts that the West is practicing cannibalism as part of their Satanic rituals, e.g. Svali, Leo Zagami, and many others.
Basically, pedophiles are running the Western world according to a few courageous Western investigative journalists themselves.
PEDOPHILES RUN THE WESTRERN GOVTS
This satanic arrangement goes all the way to the top of the Vatican totem pole.
If for a Duterte, death threats are dirt cheap, for the West, life disappears without warning.
National budget disappears without full accountability.
Every government policy is crafted and done in utmost secrecy. The Corporate Media and the police are completely conscripted towards a fascist dictatorship, where truth becomes fiction, and individual privacy, the innocent victim.
Crafting The Future
The president likens the Philippine economy to “an airliner taxiing on the runway at full speed, yet cannot lift itself off the ground” due to government corruption.
The recently signed General Appropriations Act of 2017 reflects the socially-inclined mindset of the Duterte administration, and his government fully commit that every cent of it be spent accordingly as appropriated and mandated by law.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed into law the P3.35-trillion national budget for 2017, his first appropriations measure as the country’s Chief Executive.
Republic Act No. 10924 or the General Appropriations Act (GAA) provides for allocations that are 11.6 percent higher than those in the 2016 general appropriations act that cost P3 trillion.
“Higher than last year’s budget, the 2017 budget of P3.35 trillion includes a sizeable increase in allocation of infrastructure projects, free education for state universities and colleges, universal health care, rice allowance for the poor, free irrigation subsistence, allowance for prisoners, pension for war veterans and centenarians that should directly benefit our citizens,” Duterte said in his speech after signing.
The Department of Education (DepEd) will receive the biggest chunk of the budget with P544.1 billion, as mandated by the Constitution.
The national budget also includes P58.72 billion for state universities and colleges and P18.7 billion for Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
“The GAA affirms the national government’s commitments to support the needs of our people to enhance basic social services and projects,” Duterte said.
“As the first budget of my administration, we ensure that it will be pro-people, pro-investment, pro-growth, and pro-development,” he added.
“The signing of the GAA affirms the national government’s commitments to support the needs of our people to enhance basic social services and projects,” Duterte said.
With a promise to make Duterte’s term the “golden age of infrastructure,” P454.7 billion was allocated to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and P53.3 billion for Department of Transportation (DoTr).
To continue the efforts against illegal drugs and improve peace and order in the country, the 2017 budget will include P148 billion for Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and P137.2 billion for the Department of National Defense (DND).
The Duterte administration granted P128.3 billion for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Department of Health (DOH) was given an allocation of P96.3 billion. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will get P53.22 billion from the national budget.
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will also get P2 billion for the farmers.
KMP FREE IRRIGATIONS
“Farmers will no longer have to pay irrigation fees with P2 billion allocation for National Irrigation Administration… I’ve been wondering all these years why we have to pay for water,” he said.
The ceremonial signing of the national budget for 2017 was witnessed by lawmakers, business leaders, and development partners. —NB, GMA News
We are expecting that the Duterte Kitchen will also be enhanced and expanded next year as the first Duterte national budget comes into effect, and as more people become aware of the humble endeavor and volunteer their free time to the program.
It is also worth mentioning the positive responses of China to the peace initiatives of the current government in spite of the Hague Tribunal’s UNCLOS verdict in its favor, which tone down the rhetorics pertaining to the West Philippine Sea, or the South China Sea, and instead extended $24 billion worth of economic assistance without the Western style “carrot and stick” strings attached.
Aside from the Chinese government that is more than ready to provide financial support to the country’s massive infrastructure projects with easy-to-pay long term loans, and even supply arms to the government, Chinese philanthropists are also making their presence felt especially in the rehabilitation of 900,000 drug users who submitted themselves to the government.
The first 10,000 bed drug rehabilitation center in the Philippines is made possible with the help of the Chinese philanthropist, Huang Rulun, and the donated facility was inaugurated last November 29th, 2016.
DRUG REHABILITATION CENTER
Observations On The Fist 100 Days Of The Duterte Administration
The first 100 Days of President Duterte from the viewpoint of the Local Business Community…
“I have seen presidents come and go. But the first 100 days that we are experiencing today, you know, has borne more fruits.”
– Donald Dee, chairman emeritus of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines
“We are very positive about what we’re seeing.”
– George Barcelon, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The first 100 Days of President Duterte from the viewpoint of the Foreign Business Community…
With all the foregoing facts and many more than we could ever fit into this page, we can rightfully say that both the Philippine Oligarchy, or the business community and the people at large need a tough and patriotic leadership as exemplified by Mayor Duterte and his cabinet secretaries.
Anything less, like the past weakling administrations of Jesuit puppet Corazon Aquino, CIA stooge Fidel V. Ramos, Actor Joseph E. Estrada, Jesuit economist Gloria M. Arroyo, and the most stupid of all Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, cannot produce the same results in just a span of 6 months.
Either by their sheer ineptitude, or outright insensitivity to the plight of the poor, all of the above post-Marcos governments allowed the country to turn into a NarcoState.
This is the most that a mainstream documentary can do to date on Duterte’s drug war…
Al Jazerra, however, failed to account for the Congressional hearings involving the drug lords running the drug distribution in the country who, under oath, pointed to Senator Leila Delima as their “Drug Queen” in the Philippines.
High-security inmate Jaybee Sebastian’s testimony shown below proved that the proliferation of illegal drugs during the incumbency of the then Secretary of Justice Leila Delima increased significantly, and this is due to the fact that the secretary demanded an increased drug sale activity by demanding a fix amount of protection money from every drug lord who are already incarcerated at the Bilibid National Penitentiary, purposely to fund her senatorial campaign for last May 2016 national elections.
Now, Senator Delima has just been awarded “Foreign Policy Global Thinker 2016” for standing up to Duterte.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Foreign Policy, an American magazine that focuses on foreign affairs, named Sen. Leila De Lima as one of its 100 Global Thinkers for 2016 for “standing up to an extremist leader.” – CNN Philippines
In much the same way as Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only to subsequently waged the most vicious attacks on Syria via terrorist proxies, Western imperialist “think tank” Foreign Policy extended an award to feed the ego of a morally bankrupt personality — one who admitted to have engaged in concubinage via mainstream broadcast.
FRAILTIES OF A WOMAN
“Frailties of a woman” as if all women are like her. No, he is not legally separated from his wife as admitted by Delima’s driver-lover-drug bagman Ronnie Dayan himself.
The same bagman also admitted to have picked up protection money from one of the drug lords testifying at the congressional hearings and has delivered the same money personally to Senator Delima on multiple occasions.
Video subtitles and translations here.
On the advice of Delima, this bagman has been hiding for several months before caught by the combined police and intelligence dragnet. Because of this, an “obstruction of justice” case was filed against the senator.
The Duterte government is now awaiting for the full disclosure and analysis of the Anti-Money Laundering body of the Central Bank pertaining to various accounts used in laundering drug money, prior to the filing of criminal charges relating illegal drugs against the sitting senator.
Ugly scenes at the top echelons of the Philippine government are what angered the people for the last 30 years. Their collective frustration at the failure of successive governments to curb corruption and criminality is the reason behind Mayor Duterte’s ascension to the presidency.
Sans CIA-Jesuit assassination, or “regime change” intervention, and the ability of the incumbent president to unite the people from all socioeconomic classes and political persuasions to one common objective, the best is yet to come for the Philippines.
Aside from the fiat monetary scam and bloodsoaked petrodollar, another significant source of funds for the Nazionist Khazarian Mafia is the “healthcare” industry which registered a whopping $3.09 trillion in 2014, and is projected to soar to $3.57 trillion in 2017, in the US alone. We believe that this is just a conservative figure.
We can all help the revolution by avoiding all Khazarian pharmaceutical drugs, defeat any viral attack and scaremongering, like the Zika virus, easily by knowing how to build our own comprehensive antiviral system. Find more about how we can kill three birds with one stone, right here.
One thought on “Mayor Duterte is Not Genocidal, The West is. Here’s the proof…”
Deanna Johnston Clark
DECEMBER 24, 2016 AT 11:22 PM
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My Dad was a Naval officer in the Pacific war…I have always thought the Philippines an amazing place.
However, I never understood why this deeply religious country had so much poverty and astronomical wealth as well. India has a religion that believes in karma and reincarnation…but Christians and Muslims have no excuses.
I also feel the Pope should shutup about the environment until he categorically condemns the trade in ivory religious art that causes the slaughter of so many elephants…as well as the deaths of poachers and law enforcement. Catholics worldwide should call him out on such things.
MANILA TIMES COMMENTARY
A Christmas wish for the President – be the gift of life and not the penalty of death BY ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS ON DECEMBER 23, 2016 OPINION ON PAGE ONE
BY ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS
President Duterte, again in a moment that I can only surmise as hyperbolic, vowed that should the death penalty be reinstated in the country, that he will execute five to six people a day. I am not sure if this includes Sundays, holidays, and Christmas.
As I have said, I like the President. I can take him any day, and twice on Sundays, and on unlimited basis on holidays, including Christmas.
I take this opportunity to affirm my support to the President, for which I have been pilloried and my professional reputation has been demeaned as that professor who sold out to the devil.
He may be evil to his critics, but he is not to me, nor to the millions who see him in a different light.
On this season of giving, what I see in him is a giving President. I see in him a personification of the three wise men, the Magis from the East, who brought gifts to the child Jesus.
His government gives free irrigation to farmers, and vows to give free hospitalization and medicines to the poor.
While I have serious problems with the free tuition in state universities and colleges, I like the principle behind it, and attribute its flaws more to the fact that it was a budgetary insertion that happened in a bicameral conference, and did not pass through the rigors of committee hearings and technical study. I am confident that its flaws will be addressed by Congress in a separate law.
He may be a hardliner on the issue of drugs, but I would rather see him as the giver of life rather than a harbinger of death, as one who establishes drug rehabilitation centers all over the country. These centers cater to the needs of those who want to redirect their lives away from the culture of death associated with drug addiction.
The President provides hope to many.
He is the change that is thirty years in the making. He is the personification of a revolution, after it has been betrayed by the elites who took over it after the dictator had been ousted.
But my support to the President does not include support to his stance on the death penalty.
My opposition to the death penalty rests on the fact that whatever benefit we get from it will not make us more human. On the contrary, it makes us less. Death penalty has been shown not to be an effective deterrent to crime. What will deter crime are the swiftness of justice and the certainty of punishment.
To impose the death penalty now without improving the efficiency and quality of our justice system can only but weigh heavily upon the poor and the powerless. Richer criminals can have the resources to procure the best legal defense their money can buy, and can take advantage of the legal technicalities and loopholes.
Judges are not infallible, they can commit mistakes. While setting a criminal free is a blight on society, hanging an innocent person who simply does not have the resources to retain the best lawyer is not different from the death of innocent victims. Such would be an unforgivable act that diminishes our humanity.
The President himself admitted that his bias towards the death penalty is not born out of his belief that it will deter crime, but instead considered such as an act of retribution.
But an eye for an eye can leave the whole world blind.
Allied to the President in this view is the ultra-conservative and uber-clueless Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao who had the temerity to push for the death penalty even as he advocates for a day reserved for honoring the Bible. He mouths passages from the Old Testament without being conscious of how succeeding generations of theologizing have supplanted practices associated with the Old Covenant Law, which in the New Testament Jesus Christ challenged and changed.
Senator Pacquiao, a confessed serial adulterer who since have mended ways, would have been punished by death under the Old Testament as per Leviticus 20:10.
But Senator Pacquiao was given the opportunity to reform. Under the graces of the new interpretation that is celebrated in Romans 6: 23, the wages of sin is still eternal death but adultery no longer carries the penalty of death under our laws. And he is now a Senator and a pastor. He was given another chance in his life, which he now would like to deny other sinners, and criminals. Adultery, by the way, is still a crime.
President Duterte should endeavor in this Christmas season to emulate the wise men from the East, and celebrate the virtue of giving the gift of life, instead of being the harbinger of death. He should not be like the Sanhedrin that condemned Jesus to death for violating the laws under the Old Testament which people like Senator Pacquiao would like to celebrate.
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