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― Archibald MacLeish

Sunday, October 15, 2017

What's the Hidden Agenda Behind Duterte's "Revolutionary Government" Plan?

The LEGACY of President Duterte in 30 year's time? The "WORST PRESIDENT EVER"? 0r The Angry People's Last Hope For Change? Or ....
Although Duterte has only been in office for  473 days, it is hard to go anywhere and not hear that he is the worst ever Philippine president. 
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) — Fewer Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance — except for those in Mindanao, a recent survey showed.

The President's net satisfaction ratings dropped by 18 points, according to The Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Sunday.

Conducted from September 23 to 27, the survey showed 67 percent of the respondents were satisfied with Duterte's performance, while 19 percent were dissatisfied. The remaining 14 percent were undecided.

Although significantly lower than Duterte's +66 or "very good" net satisfaction ratings in June 2017, the current rating is still a +48, or "good," according to the SWS.

The SWS also reported the President's net satisfaction rating fell by 30 points in the Visayas, 22 in Luzon, and 19 in Metro Manila.
The legacy of Duterte in 30 years time won't be the awful posturing of a bigot, bully and misogynist or even his dreadful policies!
The Duterte / Marcos Combination
The WORST that can happen to the Philippines! 
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Duterte declared:
From PhilStar :
“They say my timeline is ambitious, you know if I am already president, in the third month I am sitting there as president and I fail because nobody believes me, I really cannot do it even if you give me 10 years of rule.
“Eh mabuti magsibat na lang kayo, or ako. Kung hindi ko magawa 'yan sa tatlong buwan e 'di ibigay ko na lang kay Bongbong (If I fail in three months, better leave the country or I will step down and give the presidency to Bongbong).”
Duterte added that he has a bond with Bongbong because during the term of President Ferdinand Marcos, Duterte’s father was a member of the cabinet as the secretary of general services.
He described his father as a true “Marcos boy.”
“Speaking of loyalty and friendship, I am proud to say that my father was a close ally of President Marcos until his death,” he added.
“In hindsight now, looking at the horizon of political deludes he was still the best and the brightest. I can say that because I was around (during the Marcos years),” Duterte said.
He also said that his template of governance is Ferdinand Marcos's, using the military and police in solving criminality.
“He never hesitated really to use the forces of government to get what he really wanted to do to govern the country,” he said.
From Inquirer:
President Rodrigo Duterte has raised the possibility of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. being his second in command if the late dictator’s son and namesake would win his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
This was how Duterte introduced Marcos in his speech before a gathering of Filipinos in Beijing, China where he is currently on a state visit.
“Si Bingbong… Bongbong… Kung manalo siya sa protest niya, baka bago ang ating bise president (Bongbong could be our new vice president if he wins his [electoral] protest).” 
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From The New York Times:
Mr. Duterte has close ties with the Marcos family, possibly including financial dealings that have raised questions of motives beyond national healing.
Mr. Duterte has acknowledged receiving a campaign contribution from Imee Marcos. He has not said how much the contribution was, nor reported it publicly. She has denied giving him money, saying Mr. Duterte “likes to make jokes.”
Another murky transaction has also raised eyebrows. In August, Mr. Duterte attacked a billionaire casino magnate, Roberto Ongpin, as an oligarch and publicly promised to destroy him. Mr. Ongpin quietly resigned from his own company and ended up selling his shares to Gregorio Araneta III, the husband of another Marcos daughter, Irene.
Mr. Ongpin has not publicly commented on the sale, but critics see the deal as a favor by Mr. Duterte to the Marcos family.
The Coalition Against the Marcos Burial at the Cemetery of Heroes, one of seven groups that sought to block the burial, said the former dictator’s family had “bought and paid” for the privilege of his transfer to the Philippine equivalent of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Duterte has not further explained the campaign contribution. And the Marcos family and the government have not spoken publicly about the sale of the casino business.
There is potentially far greater money at stake, however. Of the estimated $10 billion the government says the Marcos family stole, the presidential commission charged with recovering it has recouped only $650 million.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has filed a protest at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal contesting his narrow loss, alleging vote-rigging. If he succeeds and becomes vice president, he could work to eliminate the commission, potentially leaving his family with more than $9 billion in ill-gotten gains.
From The Sydney Morning Herald
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has warned he will declare a revolutionary government and arrest all his critics if a plot to oust him escalates.
"I will not hesitate to declare a revolutionary government until the end of my term and I will arrest all of you and we can go to a full scale war against the Reds," he said.
"Goodbye Leni,  Hello Bongbong?"
“I will clear the streets and I will declare all government positions vacant.” 
Duterte
“Marcos never hesitated really to use the forces of government to get what he really wanted to do to govern the country.” 
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The real agenda of the Marcos-Duterte Conspiracy is to protect the Marcoses' Stolen Wealth and to maneuver the sneaky return of the Marcoses to Malacanang through Duterte's "revolutionary government" plan!