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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

Monday, October 9, 2017

Duterte: Is the "honeymoon" over with the people?

Although Duterte has only been in office for  467 days, it is hard to go anywhere and not hear that he is the worst ever Philippine president. 
Duterte: Forget your usual BLUFF! We want YOU to resign (NOT CJ Sereno or Ombudsman Morales.) Mayor, bistado ka na!
Duterte: YOU have nobody to blame except YOURSELF! STOP EJKs!
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.
Duterte: the basic reason for his crazy outbursts is that he failed  to make the big transition from his DDS days as mayor.Di ba, mayor?
Duterte Support Tumbles as Minors Die in Philippine Drug War!
From Bloomberg News:
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity suffered its biggest fall since he became president in June 2016 after the death of a minor in his deadly drug war and allegations of hidden personal wealth.

Duterte’s net satisfaction rating fell 18 percentage points to 48 percent, according to a Social Weather Stations survey of 1,500 adults from Sept. 23 to 27. His trust rating also dropped 15 percentage points to 60 percent, according to the poll posted on its website on Sunday. The biggest declines came among the very poor and those living in urban areas.

The death of a 17-year-old student in August stirred public anger after CCTV footage showed what appeared to be images of police dragging the student minutes before he was shot and killed. Duterte has vowed justice for the student, reminding police to follow rules of engagement and not to kill unlawfully.

Cook said it was still too early to say whether the tide had turned against Duterte, and that the Philippine system of a single term presidency made opinion polls less politically significant. Duterte’s satisfaction rating is still classified as "good" by SWS, while his trust rating is considered "very good".

Duterte was not concerned about his short-term popularity ratings and remained focused on fulfilling his campaign promises, his spokesman Ernesto Abella said at a televised briefing Monday.

“We need to understand that the President is playing actually a long game,” Abella said. “In other words, he’s not running short term, trying to be popular like some other personalities out there who are so concerned about their ratings.”

Human-rights groups have routinely accused Duterte’s administration of condoning extra-judicial killings in its quest to crack down on illegal drugs. The government says about 3,800 people have died at the hands of police in the drugs war, while Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say the number is more than 7,000.
Duterte’s son has denied involvement in drug smuggling as part of a Senate probe. Duterte is also under investigation by the Ombudsman over allegations that he has hidden wealth -- accusations he has dismissed.
BATO: CNN PH Headline"Don't fear, no EJK under #Duterte admin." PNP . LOKOHIN MO ANG LELANG MONG PANOT!
In February 2017, former Colombian President César Gaviria wrote an opinion piece on The New York Times to warn Duterte and the administration that the drug war is "unwinnable" and "disastrous", citing his own experiences as the President of Colombia. He also criticized the alleged extrajudicial killings and vigilantism, saying these are "the wrong ways to go." According to former Colombian President Gaviria the war on drugs is essentially a war on people. From Wikipedia