Rodgrigo Duterte is wrong: There is a lot of room to be ‘iron fisted’ legally!

I make no secret of my own preference for iron-fisted rule. In the Philippines, there is a lot of room to implement that within the framework of the law simply by consistently applying said law.

Take that quintessential Filipino icon, the jeepney. By itself the jeepney single-handedly epitomises the Philippines’ culture of criminality. The state applies the law to them with a limp dick. Do we want “iron-fisted” rule? It’s easy in this instance. Being “iron fisted” with jeepneys is a simple matter of arresting jeepney drivers who stop where they are not supposed to stop and swerve onto lanes without indicating their intent using their indicator lights.

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If they need to be rounded up by the hundreds, by all means, round them up. If the police find themselves undermanned for the task, call in the armed forces to assist. Resisting arrest attracts severe prison terms and steep fines. Sick that law on anyone who refuses to cooperate with this roundup. Impound all these erring jeepneys until such time that their drivers and operators could cough up the cash or serve their prison terms. Send their clunkers to the junkyard if they choose to forfeit.

See what I mean?

All of that is being “iron fisted”. But it is all within the framework of the law. There is no need for extrajudicial killings to rule with an iron fist.

But then ask Filipinos the simple question: Are they willing to see even this simple legal case of being “iron fisted” implemented consistently and over a sustained period? I don’t think so. Kawawa naman itong mga jeepney driver. They are simply “making a living”.

And so, yet again, out the door goes that will to be “iron-fisted”. And kabaklaan continues its decades-long reign in Philippine society.

We are quick to raise our fists to champion “getting tough” on drug lords and terrorists. Yet we cannot even enforce simple city ordinances against idiot jeepney drivers and trespassing squatters in our own backyards.

The Philippines has such a bakla approach to law enforcement and policing that aspiring to being “iron fisted” in establishing law and order starts from a pathetically low bar. These people who act like baying dogs in their support of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte do not know what they are howling about. A people who cannot respect much less enforce simple rules in their everyday goings-about quite simply cannot presume to call upon their leaders to do the same. This is a democracy, after all. And in a democracy where leaders are chosen by popular vote, the character of leadership reflects the character of the society as a whole.

There is no need to resort to vigilantism. All that is needed is to understand the law and apply it consistently. There is lots of room to improve within the legal framework. Vigilantism is a product of lazy and deranged minds. Philippine politics is already deranged enough as it is. We have no-results motormouth politicians, resident aliens, thugs, has-been celebrities, and mama’s boys running for office in the coming elections. Again. It’s time Filipinos think and put their feelings under control. People who think succeed. People who are all feelings fail.

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Ernesto Brillantes
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Kawawa naman itong mga jeepney driver. They are simply “making a living”.

Fine they are making a living but it should not be a reason if you’re jackass in the street disturbing the flow of traffic.

If we’ll take/accept that reasoning, I will put up a funeral parlor at ang burulan sa kalsada, like these bullshit vulcanizing shops wherein the roads are their worshops.

How about those other people that are in other vehicles that are being affected by these PUJ drivers, ARE THEY NOT MAKING A LIVING?

That reasoning is not acceptable.

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auriga
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Exactly the point of the article.

Kiatan
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Never heard of Duterte annihilating jeepney drivers just because they are assholes.
I don’t think he is that stupid to just kill anyone with a minor case.

cherp
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You betcha! Duterte wants to execute criminals who are rapist, murderers and drug lords. In short salot sa lipunan!

Jay
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Would disagree with the writer mainly because of associating “kabaklaan” as some sort of a weakness (if i understood what he meant by the term). Can’t believe the limitation of his vocabulary.

Add
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Political correctness is being thrown out of the window. The backlash is sweeping the world. Look Donald Trump is leading the surveys and France’s Hollande just called ISIS Daesh, as well as US students calling supporters of SSM morons.

Jenna Magtutol
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He’s an atenean who migrated to australia and “left” the philippines. of course, he is homophobic by training.

Add
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Just heard that Du30 got the highest poll numbers in the latest survey for MetroManila. Once again, Pinoys are setting themselves up for a big frustration. Davao =/= the PHL. But, that is being Pinoy. It is the search for instant success, instant gratification, immediate results without work or effort. It is the Lotto mentality. It is the fastfood mind set. Thus, they can’t hold their bladder and piss in the nearest wall. They love basketball instead of soccer. Etc etc So now, instant law and order = DU30. Hahaha. They are in for a big surprise, societies are not… Read more »
Dave
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‘DU30’ is it? Good, I was worried that attention-deficit Filipinos might end up with a president they couldn’t reduce to juvenile txtspeak.

mrericx
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If Death Note is real, Duterte will have a possession to that notebook.

mrericx
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Read this blog about Duterte written by Irineo B. R. Salazar:

http://filipinogerman.blogsport.eu/seguridad-ni-duterte/

cherp
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Puro hearsay, we don’t even know if the writer is just making up story? WTF! Waste of time!

domo
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Then what do you call duterte siding with the npa and being a pro-bbl then duterte fanboy?

Kari Normann
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Remember Duterte blamed the SAF44, because he said they entered the “territory” of the MILF. And he also said that DAP is okay.

cherp
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WTF! Do you think the NPA will release the captured army SAFE if he will fight the NPA? What is the purpose of talking to them? to release the man! know your facts! Use your head!

cherp
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And about that SAF! Its a suicide! Papasok ka sa isang lugar na kulang tao mo? I hope nanood ka ng senate hearing para may alam ka kung ano nangyari. Please wag naman basta na lang makapg salita. Sana mag research naman! Its all over the news na gusto nya abolish ung congress para mapunta direct sa mga dapat puntahan ang pondo hindi sa bulsa ng mga congressman!!

Add
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Something is fishy about what is going on. Something shady. DU30 just said he will file his candidacy on Dec 10, the last day to do it. Why? If he really wants to run why the last day. His situation is very iffy because Martin Diño, the guy he is supposed to be substitute, has already been declared a nuisance candidate. So, why Dec 10? If Comelec does not accept his paper, then it would just confirm what everybody is suspecting. He just wanted to grab headlines in order to attack Poe,after the SET ruling, most likely for a professional… Read more »
Add
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Ahh, still frustrating. Why can’t we have the likes of Gibo, Gordon, Raffy Alunan, Joey Salceda, etc, real CEOs as president? Why do we have to choose only from a set of second grades, even rejects of the society?

OnesimusUnbound
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Filipino voters prefer the wrapper than the content. Name recall works better in the philippine setting than credentials.

Kari Normann
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Salceda is balimbing.

mrericx
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Then watch this show tonight on History (Tsismis noon, Kasaysayan ngayon): Greatest Presidents We Never Had Part 2

https://twitter.com/HistoryTV5/status/670070283391340544

Joyce
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Do you consider DU30 a second grade?

I dare you come visit Davao, live there for a month or so. So that you’ll know what to declare.

Vector
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Ulul,hindi naman minor offenders ang target ni Duterte,too soft nga kayo pagdating sa matinding crime gaya ng drugs at rape slay. Kung ayaw niyo kay Duterte edi wag niyo iboto. Di naman kailangan ng kamay na beki. Fuck you for hating vigilantism. Sana dumating araw na kailanganin niyp vigilante dahil may na rape slay sa pamilya niyo o kaya napatay ng addict.

domo
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Ikaw ang ulul bobo. So you prefer to kill a “criminal” without due process? Blood is thicker than water for you eh failipino? Go back to the old west kasi doon ka nababagay. Besides, pareho lang kayo ng mga bobong noytard.

Juan
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Duterte gives warning FYI.. Kng may adik or criminal sa fam mo kabahan kana..

Gagong Lipunan
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domo

Due process? In the Philippines? Are you fucking kidding me?!

The “Due Process of Law” here in this stinking, bullshit republic means only one thing. Paunahan makapag-“lagay”. Money is the only law in this hellhole. Whoever pays more, wins.

Presidente Emilio
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Iron-fisted rule isn’t Duterte’s monopoly. Bayani Fernando has done it during his MMDA Chairmanship days.

Unfortunately, once he left, the roads are filled with F1 Racer-wannabes again.

Add
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PNoy has really damaged the presidency. It will now take generations to repair the dignity of the highest position of the land. Today, one can perceive that the candidates are just after the profit after expenses they will make after the election is over. They make pronouncements in media to cater to political donors. None to the voters in general. That is the reason the pronouncements from all of them are so illogical. It only makes sense if you think it is trying to get money, contributions from big time donors. Before it is about winning the seat, and the… Read more »
Grimwald
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ANGRY AND VIOLENT IRON-FISTING IN THE BUTT!!!

Jim DiGriz
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benign0, no one needs to arrest Jeepney drivers if the Philippine government would follow existing laws, because there would be no Jeepney on the road in the first place.

If the law is followed, 99.9% of all Jeepneys would be taken off the road, because they are not road worthy.

zaxx
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According to my textbook:

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.

Notice: Rod and Death are both mentioned here.

Iron Rody, please use the iron rod with discretion. Otherwise I will have to keep my footnote below.

Press the Reset Button —–> [DU30]*
*at your own risk

d_forsaken
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Don’t rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.

Juan
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@benign0 ganito gawin mo sasusunod na election tumakbo ka kahit local exec lang (ex. mayor) tapos tingnan natin ang kakayahan mo mamuno ang pananaw mo ay tulad ng pananaw ni Eata Rosales, Sec. Delima, atbp. Bilang isang mamayan na tahimik nmuhay at sumsunod sa batas wala kami prob sa leadership style ni Digong. Mas kampanti ako bilang magulang siguridad ng aking mga anak. Baka hindi mo pa or mga kamaganak mo naranasan maging biktima ng mga halang ang kaluluwa.

57Toro007Hayden99999.99
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57Toro007Hayden99999.99
There is no such thing as seriously enforcing the law in our country. If you have money, you can buy yourself out of the law. There is a Compartmentalized Justice system in our country. One compartment is for the rich and powerful. The lower compartment is for us, ordinary people. There is also called the :Selective Justice System. Ordered by Aquino and Mar Roxas. Implemented by De Lima and her driver/lover. They do not implement the law, to their followers. They implement the law harshly to their political enemies. Enforce the law is the solution. However, who will do it?… Read more »
captjoe25
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Why is enforcing the law so hard in the philippines? Seems like everyone is a self serving, narcissistic idiot. No ounce of patriotism. Duterte needs to sit and enforce his agenda. Getting rid of all this drug dealers, corrupt TRAPOS.Personal Accountability is of the utmost importance. If you do the crime, you do the time.

ewan ko sa inyo
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Imbes na dakdak kayo ng dakdak dyan at patalbugan kayo ng patalbugan ng mga ingles nyo,ayusin nyo nalang sarili nyong buhay. Tayong mga Pilipino ang may kasalanan sa lahat ng mga krimen at kalokohan ng mga politiko sa bansa. Hinahayaan natin sila. Wala tayong ginagawa.Blog lang tayo ng blog. Comment lang tayo ng comment. Kailanga natin aksyon! Simulan natin sa sa sirili natin. Disiplina sa sarili! Tapos bumoto tayo ng tama!

ChinoF
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Here’s the conundrum with Filipinos: they’re used to not enforcing the law. Personal whim is more important. So when someone is enforcing the law, someone becomes iron-fisted or “sobra naman?” What Filipinos really want culturally is kunsintidor leaders.

Another conundrum: Filipinos may be dismayed at other law-breaking Filipinos: but are they themselves really law-abiding Filipinos? It reminds me of the meme about a person who is the first to litter, then when he sees the pile he started, he laments why others litter.

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