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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Why Is Duterte The Worst Ever President Of The Philippines?

We have had some good presidents, some not so good but some really bad! 
A question that seems to be on everybody's mind these days turns out to be: Are Duterte and Marcos the worst presidents in recent Philippine history?
Objectively, isn't Ferdinand Marcos the most worthy candidate for worst President? Maybe the young have no memory of the brutal years of martial law regime, his silencing the free press, his dictatorial control, the imprisonment, torture, murder and disappearance of thousands and his shameless plunder of the nation's treasury.
Ferdinand Marcos : "He might have started as a hero but ended up as a crook.” 
Singapore's Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew
"Over the next decade, Marcos’s cronies and immediate family would tiptoe back into the country, one by one – always to the public’s revulsion and disgust, though they showed that there was nothing that hidden money and thick hides could not withstand." 
From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First” 
Here’s the tally of victims for the Marcos dictatorship:
70,000 incarcerated
35,000 tortured
3,200 murdered
The Marcos children must be very happy. Duterte appears on the brink of replacing their father, the late dictator, as the country's worst president!
Is Duterte now a candidate for the WORST president ever title?
Although Duterte has only been in office for 893 days, it is hard to go anywhere and not hear that he is the worst ever Philippine president. 
EQ Poll:Who is the WORST ever Philippine president?
(conducted on EQPost Twitter):
Marcos: 21%
Erap: 4%
Arroyo: 4%
Duterte: 71% 
Base: 826 votes (unduplicated)
16 million Pinoys voted for Duterte. After 893 days, we have a bully and a butcher, 12,000+ EJKS and  the peace of the graveyard.
What's NEXT?
Polls show that the drug war remains immensely popular, but a similar majority say they are against all the killings. 
Critics of Mr. Duterte’s methods say this is a war against the poor, because no drug lords, or politicians alleged to be protecting them, have been punished. From NYT
“Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame.” 
They are coming!
Is Duterte a pragmatic negotiator with China or a meek, subservient of Beijing's Winnie The Pooh?
"There are no masters where there are no slaves!