#PrayForThePhilippines! Rodrigo Duterte may become president and the #WestValleyFault may strike soon!

We all want to be scientific in the way we make our life’s decisions, right? So do the maths. On your way to work, what are the chances of you being killed by a goon of a dictator? Whether it be during the reign of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos or the prospective rule of emerging presidential candidate (and former Davao City mayor) Rodrigo Duterte, the maths tell us that you probably stand a bigger chance of being run over by a bus while crossing the street than being the victim of a hit from an agent of the government.

For that matter, ask the average Filipino schmoe what sort of human being he or she fears the most? It is likely that right up there in her list would be the neighbourhood manyak who hangs around the sari-sari store most afternoons or the random mugger waiting around the corner. Would a henchman wielding a government-issue pistol be up there in that list of people-to-fear? Very unlikely.

The fact is, very few people know people who were actual victims of “human rights abuses” perpetrated by state personnel. But in any cocktail conversation, four out of five times we are likely to come across someone who was or knows someone who was a victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a garden-variety Filipino crook.

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Why then are people afraid of a Duterte presidency?

Because their “thought leaders” say they should be. It is the same irrational fear pussies who are afraid of flying feel.

Air disasters don’t bow to “human rights” law. They claim victims randomly. But even if they do, the actual probability of being in an air disaster casualty list is infinitessimal. You are more likely to die from diabetes — a disease that is well within your control to avoid — than in an air disaster; or under a Duterte presidency, much the same way that diabetes killed a lot more Filipinos than Marcos’s Philippine Constabulary troops did in all two decades of his “tyrannical” rule.

Indeed, even more bizarre is the way we’d invite a terrorist group like the Moro Islamic Liberation Front through our front door and cede a chunk of our territory to these thugs on one hand, then, on the other, cry bloody “Murder!” when the topic of a possible Duterte presidency is introduced in between servings of chicharon.

Even more baffling of all is the way this whole “West Valley Fault” (WVF) line that is supposedly looming underneath prime real estate in Metro Manila now strikes terror in the hearts of legions of Filipino ignoramuses. That fault has been there since time immemorial. One wonders why it is so suddenly a “trending” topic. Most laughable of all is the prevailing popular solution to it that Filipinos are tweeting all over the place: prayer. Yeah, pray for Filipinos. Please. They may one day cower under the guns of Duterte’s goons or be swallowed up by the evil WVF.

But don’t worry. God is all powerful and will “save” Filipinos from all Evil.

So Filipinos can rest assured. The stuff to fear that their moronic thought leaders and media mavens are telling them to fear can all be mitigated if we #PrayForThePhilippines.

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Gentlerben
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Sigh! I am compelled to read your GRP daily. I do not feel compelled to interject into what are clearly Filipino problems. You eventually will figure things out like all human beings do. I however live in Davao. My exit plan is simple, If Mayor Duterte is not in charge in Davao I will leave post haste. I am commenting because my country the U.S. has dared to once again attack his so called human rights record. I am African-America and believe me at 66 I am still just the N-word when stateside. No matter what my achievements. I have… Read more »
andrew
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Suede
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This is not true. Lots of Filipinos are racist but I don’t think it’s any different from the US. You may not know it, but I’m pretty sure there’s people who call you “n*g**” behind your back.

I’m Asian/American and I noticed that racism/hate always come from the simpletons – not everyone of course, but probably majority. Both in the US and the Philippines, the racists are usually the ones who are poor, uneducated and ignorant.

Mayor Sarah + Vice Mayor Rudy
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Mayor Sarah + Vice Mayor Rudy

Is this what we want?!

DUTERTE PUNCHES COURT SHERIFF AMID DEMOLITION OPS IN DAVAO CITY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hL3cEEmATE

DIRTY FINGER! RODRIGO DUTERTE SAYS, IT’S MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!

Suede
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This is the reason why lots of people will vote for him. The Philippines needs a leader with an iron first, not a weakling.

Mayor Sarah + Vice Mayor Rudy – you’re clearly campaigning for someone else? Are you like all the other illiterate Filipinos where your bought can be bought for 100PHP?

Tank
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Duterte is a federalist. If he runs on that, I may vote for him.

andrew
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this is the reason why ill vote for him. He’ll change the govt. structure.

corruption and crime is part of every country and it cant be removed. So its not a big deal to me if he cant eliminate these things.

but also he’ll have many enemies who will conspire against him if he’ll win the presidency. Shit he can be assassinated. I dont want that. >_<

Robert Haighton
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Are you refering to this one? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Fault_System_(Philippines) The Marikina Valley Fault System, also known as the Valley Fault System (VFS) in the Philippines, is a dominantly dextral strike-slip fault system that extends from Dingalan, Aurora in the north and runs through the cities of Quezon, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Parañaque, Taguig and the provinces of Laguna and Cavite. Threat to Manila The fault possesses a threat of a large scale earthquake with a magnitude of 7 or higher within the Manila Metropolitan Area with death toll predicted to be as high as 35,000 and some 120,000 or higher injured and more… Read more »
mrericx
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Filipinos will die due to our stupidity and ignorance. Enough said.

87Haydenn007Toro
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Aquino himself has Goons roaming around. The Aquinos have been supporters of the NPA. Now, they support the : MILF, Au Sayaff, ISIS, and other Islamic Radicals. Aquino wants to give them a territory. Give in to their demands of Billions of Pesos, of your taxpayers’ money. So that, they can buy more guns, bombs, more recruits, etc…to terrorize us further. BBL Law is a stupid law…done by stupid people…to be enacted by stupid people. I don’t mind Duterte, if he runs for President. If he is tough enough to deal with the Islamic Radical, threathening Mindanao…then, so be it…… Read more »
Presidente Emilio
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He might be tough on the Muslims, but what about the communists? You know what he said to businessmen about any possible NPA attempt to extort money from them? “…just pay them”(http://davaotoday.com/main/politics/new-peoples-army/npa-taxation-a-reality-just-pay-them-says-duterte/). That screams of double standard.

Ignoramus Destroyer
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You my friend seem to be too idealistic . Here in Mindanao, where the NPA are rampant w/ guerilla tactics you are left with no choice but to cooperate, sure it seems very primitive and feudal like, but it keeps the peace, the equilibrium. It’s a harsh reality. It’s easy to say that behind a keyboard, but once your down in the ground faced with a damned if you do and damned if you don’t situation, you’ll bend.

Presidente Emilio
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Only idiots pray and pray without doing a anything. Even God won’t listen to them. He might even say “Me again? Whatever happened to the free will I gave you? Don’t put all your problems in me!” Anyways, as for Duterte, I’ll reiterate. Please, for the love of democracy, DON’T put this guy into office. He might have political will, but he’s overstepping his bonudndaries more often. We already elected a president who’s prepared to sell land to terrorist. Don’t step lower by electing a guy who tolerate criminal activities of the enemies of the state — CPP-NPA — and… Read more »
Dr11
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Okay, so first of all, *terrorists. (Subject-Verb Agreement) Next, Even if Duterte really did plan to make a coalition with terrorists, an important question to be answered is: “Against who?” Against the guiding principle of democracy or against the crooks who perverts and devalues it? Yes, he may have done such thing. The same way Rizal wrote Noli to lambast “friar-chy” (hey! I like how that sounds!). And the ‘why’ behind it? I think it is answered by the explanation above. Though terrorism is not a humane and legal way of backing against a government, but then again, what is?… Read more »
33HAYDEN007TORO
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Those Faaults traversing the Marikina Valley. If it traverses along the Batasan Pambansa and the Malacanang Palace. If it opens up; it would swallow the crooks in the Philippines. God would do us a favor…

123Toro007Hayden
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I don’t mind Duterte running for President. Anybody can run for President.

Aquino, who is mentally retarded ran for President and won.

Presidente Emilio
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I really wish being a president should like being a priest: with so many men called, only a few are chosen.

53Hayden007Toro
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There are Priests who are charged as “Child Molesters…”

nagtatanong_lang
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why is it that we are always left with choosing the “lesser evil”? i think, and it is just me saying, that we were given a chance to choose between good and not good during the last presidential election. i am talking about Gibo Teodoro. just thinking what if…???

Carlo
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This is what I found out after watching “How 2 Win” in History Channel: We elect leaders based on how likable they are. In fact, likability is the only factor that decides elections.

Raymond
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We need to follow the rule of law, not the law of one man. Duterte may have a good heart, and he knows who the criminals are. Applying the Davao death squad to a national level means he will have to delegate his crime busting activities. Delegation means Duterte will not be the one calling the shots. We are not sure if the people whom Duterte will assign are infallible. Singapore is almost the same size of Metro Manila. I doubt if even Lee Kwan Yew’s tactics (the model of Duterte) will work in an area the size of the… Read more »
roger ramos
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Mr. Raymond,

You confuse me with all your intellectual blah-blah. We just need a leader to stop CORRUPTION and CRIMINALITY, and impose discipline in this country! That’s the cry of the time!

andrew
Guest
Nakinig naman ang gobyerno diba? Gus2 natin maraming jeep ayan. Nakakatwid tayo kung saan at kelan natin gus2 diba? Ayan. More basketball courts ayan. May city of dreams na tayo ayan. Human rights protecting criminals ayan. Lahat naman nabigay diba? Pati pag lagay sa mga mmda pag nahuli ka. Mayor durerte is a better version of marcos. In fact after his term bababa na siya. He’ll just fix the govt. Structure. Pero i would prefer he stay in davao kasi mas ok nang ituloy niya ang mentoring sa future mayors of the city. Para talunin ng davao city ang M.M.… Read more »
Raymond
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How can you be sure that those being salvaged are criminals, without the use of due process? Due process is used to protect the innocent from abuse of people in authority. Do you want to entrust your lives to these people who live in the shadows, who cannot be held liable if they commit mistake and abuse?

@@@
Guest

Honestly though, where will we find someone like that?

andrew
Guest

maraming ok so loob ng gobyerno pero takot sila kasi overpowered ng mga kolokoy.

may kasbihan nga ayon kay Voltaire, “It’s dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”

Raymond
Guest

Too bad Jesse Robredo left us too early. He is the epitome of good governance. I prefer a pragmatic leader who is good in diplomacy and inspiring people.

MarkO
Guest

This was the most intelligent post on the subject and is the best analogy of the situation. Filipinos so many times have voted with their unforeseen emotions and not their minds. Good job on this synopsis.

d_forsaken
Guest

There is always something to lose. But maybe more to gain.

andrew
Guest
Why would I fear going outside the city if im a law abiding citizen? In fact, i feel more safe in Davao City when i spent a 3 day vacation there with my family. I would rather raise my kids in davao city and be educated / disciplined the dabawenyo way. I know davao city can make it if 60/40 in the constitution will be removed. And not following the U.S style democracy is better actually. Our constitution is based in U.S. so whatever the u.s is doing, we are here to follow. Fucking shit phl government wake up! I… Read more »
MarkO
Guest

Andrew — you are a true idiot. That ‘safe’ you feel is simply something planted in your head. The same ‘safeness’ you feel can be found in Legazpi, Dumaguete, San Fernando or any other Philippines city. It’s all a smoke screen.

neil tristan yabut
Guest

wow, maths. so australian

rodel
Guest

Gentlemen, please tell me any other politician you know who is better than duterte in addressing a community problem. Please, anybody? Just say one..

Bienb
Guest

Miriam Defensor Santiago, Dick Gordon, Bayani Fernando, just to name a few.

Bienb
Guest

Duterte repeatedly made it clear that he does not want to be president, and does not have the right qualities to run the country.

You know what? I agree with him! For someone who tells businessmen to include “revolutionary tax” in their budget if the want to do business in Mindanao, only shows he has no solutions for the even bigger issues besetting the country, and they are many and their categories are vast.

I would still opt for MDS and BBM. at least when they speak, it’s always how to solve the problems, not how to circumvent them.

edell
Guest

We have different opinion and I’ll respect yours, but as a writer, a writer or a blogger, for me you are not effective, maybe I’m am interested to read your article if your column are true.. But it is not. ABefore you make a column, make it sure, you gatherLG in fact, thats a good journalist is and a fair journalism..

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