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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Friday, June 3, 2016

"Rude" Duterte: Things YOU Should Have Learned In Kindergarten!

Things Duterte Should Have Learned In Kindergarten
We wonder whether Duterte is happy with the results of a campaign that he has built almost entirely on hatred, fear and personal invective. Does he have any remorse over what he’s created, or is it all just part of the show for him? Filipinos For Life
Don't hit people!
From GMA 7News:
The tough-talking mayor has come under fire from netizens for cussing out the pontiff during his rambling speech, which included an anecdote about getting stuck in traffic during last January's Papal Visit.
Duterte said it took him five hours to travel to the airport because of road closures.
"Sabi ko, 'Bakit?' Sabi sarado na [ang daan]. Sabi ko, 'Sinong darating?' Sabi si Pope. Gusto kong tawagan, 'Pope, p— ina ka, umuwi ka na. 'Wag ka nang bumisita dito," Duterte quipped.
Don't Hit People!
From Inquirer
A reporter for GMA-7 called out President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for disrespecting his wife, also a journalist, during Tuesday’s press conference.
In a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday titled “Catcalling My Wife Is Wrong In So Many Levels,” Raffy Tima said that Duterte catcalling his wife Mariz Umali on national television is “wrong in so many levels.”
Tima expressed his dismay, saying that for someone who holds the highest post in the land, what Duterte did “defies logic.”
“I expected that from a Mayor Duterte. I know his reputation well enough not to be shocked by it, but that does not make it right. For someone who espouses leadership by example, catcalling anyone in a press conference with all cameras trained on him defies logic. Then again, that’s Mayor Duterte,” Tima said.
He also slammed those who laughed and egged Duterte on by further teasing his wife.
“What appalled me even more was how some people in the room reacted. Most laughed, others made teasing noise and basically urged the mayor to dish some more! And he did. I do hope none of them were journalists because if they were, shame on them,” he said.
Tima said that people should not tolerate what the  mayor did.
“When you see or hear anyone say something wrong you do not encourage it, you do the opposite. Or in that particular instance at least, they should have kept [quiet] and in their silence gave the message that what the mayor did was wrong.”
“Some jokes are funny and should be laughed at… but disrespecting women is definitely not one of them,” he said.
Tima’s post has gone viral, garnering more than 4,600 shares as of posting time.
In her response, Umali told her husband that despite Duterte’s actions, she remained firm and composed.
“Thank you so much mahal. Admittedly, I was surprised with President Duterte’s response to my question. However, I tried to understand him based on what I know about him, kept my composure and insisted on my answer, which I got. Thank u for this,” she said.
During the press conference last Tuesday, Umali asked Duterte: “Mr. President, how will you deal with Cabinet members who are non-performing? Will you be giving them a deadline?”
The President-elect said “Nagpapapansin ka talaga sa akin (You’re really trying to catch my attention),” then made a wolf whistle. People in the audience can be heard laughing and cheering.
Umali just smiled and said, “Mr. President, can I get an answer please?” To which Duterte answered with a song.
She then repeated the question and that was the time that the mayor answered.
In the same press conference, Duterte made a sweeping statement that journalists who are corrupt deserved to die.
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FLUSH!
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Wash your hands before you eat!
Clean up your own mess!
INQUIRER EDITORIAL
Last Tuesday, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte presented his Cabinet-in-waiting to the public for the first time. The rite of political passage was quickly overshadowed, however, when Duterte’s news conference took a by-now-familiar turn for the bizarre.
He complimented a TV anchor/reporter in the cringe-inducing tradition of Dirty Old Men, catcalling her as she stood up to ask a question and pretending that she was trying to catch his attention for other reasons. And he answered another question about journalist killings by impugning the integrity of the victims and justifying their deaths as corruption-related.
Strictly speaking, he did not “endorse” journalist killings, but he justified them, called them impossible to prevent, undermined the protections guaranteed by the Constitution, and in the end failed to even so much as hint that he, the mayor with the iron fist, would use the long arm of the law to prevent more killings and render justice to the aggrieved. In other words, he gave the signal to those with an axe to grind against journalists to start grinding that axe into journalists’ skulls.
You don’t have to take our word for it. Listen to the words he actually said. (Recordings are aplenty, and verbatim quotes are circulating online and on social media.) Listen to them or read them—but don’t buy the apologists’ take that Duterte’s words must be taken in the right context, or that a special Davao City subculture must be taken into account to understand what it is Duterte really means. His extended remarks on the subject of journalist killings bring their own context.
In short: His words speak for themselves.
He said at least twice that the question was an attempt to get him to explain the killings; he had only obliged the reporter who asked the question, he said. But in fact, the question was: “What is your policy about journalist killings, that the Aquino government failed to act [on]?” How much of his nearly five-minute-long answer was directly about policy? Exactly zero.
Instead, he gave a fatalistic answer that was out of character for a man with his reputation for action. “There is no way to know that the next victim will be a journalist.” This is unfortunate excuse-making, not only because in a matter about which he knew very little (the accidental deaths at that summer concert the other weekend) he readily opined that the authorities were liable for “failure of intelligence,” but also because in many cases, journalist-victims received unmistakable death threats before they were killed. There is no way to know that a journalist will be the next victim of an extrajudicial killing only if one plays deaf and blind.
While careful to include qualifiers (he still thinks like the lawyer he is), Duterte also justified the killings as business transactions gone mortally sour. “Sa karamihan, may nagawa yan. Kasi hindi ka naman talaga papatayin diyan kung wala kang ginawa.” (A neutral translation: “In most cases, he did something. Because really they won’t kill you if you didn’t do anything”—referring either to corrupt deals involving journalists or to journalists attacking subjects who are not used to being attacked in print or on TV or radio.) He also said what quickly became viral worldwide: “Just because you’re a journalist you’re not exempted from assassination if you’re a son of a bitch.”
But while corruption remains a serious problem throughout Philippine media, death for the corrupt, without benefit of trial, is not and cannot be the answer. (If it were, why start with journalists and not, say, with the corrupt politicians now flocking to Duterte’s camp?) Besides, the killing of even just one innocent journalist—or indeed of any innocent—should be reason enough for outrage. But the long list of those who have been killed include many outstanding and noncorrupt members of the media, such as Marlene Esperat and Gerry Ortega.
Most insidiously, Duterte also said: “The Constitution can no longer help you pag binaboy mo ang isang tao (if you malign someone).” This is an astonishing claim, because the rights to free speech and a free press, which include the obligation to criticize those who abuse their power, are guaranteed in the Constitution, and because it is the role precisely of the President of the Philippines to make sure that the Constitution is enforced, becomes a living document. But Duterte, his finger on the trigger, was happy to talk only about death.