Crushing Criminality: Duterte’s 6 Months vs Poe’s 1 Month


If 6 months to stop criminality was kind of a stretch for many of us, Grace Poe’s answer to the Duterte camp’s plan is that she can ensure our “feeling of security” in just a month. A woman of hardly any executive experience will attempt to outdo a public official who has been in the tough business of hands-on governance for decades.

Well I can understand how slipping behind to No.2 in the latest survey (Duterte at 30% vs. Poe at 25%) can get a previous leading candidate desperate; but this kind of statement just seems too surreal for even half-wit squatter tambays drunk on Red horse to even take seriously.

How in the world will Poe achieve this? – considering the first month in office will be loaded with a hectic schedule of organizing cabinet ministers and leaders in government, the arduous process of transitioning into new leadership for many departments and agencies, and communicating to them the plans and strategies to which they must align to.

Poe is very vocal about the right person she has in mind to lead the police force. It seems the success or failure of her entire presidency simply hinges on her perception of how competent these appointees are. She has even simulated it all in her head that some kind of incentive system for local government units will entice local officials and police units enough to cut down crime rates.

A Presidency is About Image Projection

Grace Poe fails to realize what a presidency really entails: that it’s about personifying vision and leadership. The president himself/herself is the very symbol of either the strength or weakness of the entire government and country, and is the face the international community will see for them to make decisions on how to deal with us – whether to respect us or dismiss us as an irrelevant nuisance.

How criminal and destabilizing elements view Poe is more important than who Poe appoints as crime czar. Ang mga criminal ba ay manliliit, o mamaliitin ba nila si Grace? Poe is not someone to be feared; she projects an aura of grace and soft-heartedness. Not that these qualities are not assets for people in public service; they are. But for a crime-infested third-world country like the Philippines, a motherly figure is the least we need now.

We have to realize that many battles are won just based on “projection.” As in poker or the game of bluff, it’s what image you project to your opponent that makes them either cower or be emboldened in the amount they are willing to bet against you.

Duterte claims he can address criminality in 6 months. He even said “killl me if I fail to bust crime in 6 months.” Cayetano also said they will both resign if they don’t deliver. Duterte projects confidence; and it is founded on a very sound logical basis and plan. His audacity in proclaiming this is not devoid of experience to back it up. In fact, it has more to do with his very essence as a leader than anything else.

Should Motherly Women Become Presidents in the Philippines?

This brings us to the question of the appropriateness of placing women trying to project an image of motherhood as supreme commander-in-chief of our men in uniform in the Philippines.

We have seen what Cory brought to our country. Relentless coup d’etats rocked her presidency. But when a respected Military General (Ramos) took the helm, peace and stability were achieved almost instantaneously.

The Philippines as a society has not matured enough to be led by gracious ladies. We can understand why advanced functional societies have no problem with a Merkel or a Thatcher. But the Pinoy psyche is nowhere near their level in evolution. What we need as president at this stage as a nation is someone with a name whose very mention will bring criminals and corrupt officials trembling and scrambling like cockroaches.

PNoy projected an image of “Daang Matuwid” and international rating agencies and investors bought it. An image even if feigned can work wonders. We need an image of a Punisher for this undisciplined society. So between a Poe and a Duterte, who would you rather trust to deliver on their claims to bring peace and order in the land of chaotic anarchic zombies?

Would you trust an inexperience newbie who claims will deliver a “feeling” in a month, or would you rather bank on a battle-hardened proven crime buster who will stake his very life to deliver concrete results in half a year?

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of a certain candidate? The answer should give you enough basis to judge whether you should cast your vote behind him/her. For example, think of Mar – the first word that will surface will likely be “incompetence” or “clown.” So should you vote for him?

“Common sense for Pinoys” is my wish for all who will be exercising their right of suffrage this May. May the most qualified symbol of respect and resolve win!


Post Author: zaxx

Zealous revolutionary advocate of bringing back common sense for the common good in a land of dysfunctional and delusional zombies.

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42 Comments on "Crushing Criminality: Duterte’s 6 Months vs Poe’s 1 Month"

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Ren Car

If God created earth in 7 days, Poe can crush criminality in one month – simple logic, lol

I like Grace Poe but not to be a President

Frank De La Cruz
Good point about the country lack experience in democracy. Patriotism is the key element growing the tradition of democracy. The countries mentioned above all have experience a period of patriot ism in their country hoatory. Philippines may have their share of revolutions but the idea of fighting for freedom has not translated in the idea filipino citizenry as synonymous to liberty and democracy. Look for a correlation between ability of people to freely communicate with each other and their degree of understanding the meaning of democracy coincide with each other. And as a result a grassroot movement of civility, law… Read more »
Mar Roxas is the Poster Boy of Incompetence. Duterte and Cayetano promising to stop crime in six(6) month? It’s like promising a “Pie in the sky”… I don’t believe that any of these candidates can stop crimes. Or can stop criminals, from committing crimes. Grace Poe promised to stop crime in one(1) month? It’s like promising the moon, to a star struck ignoramus voter. The more I don’t believe. A newbie, with no Police or Military experience, to stop crimes? What is this: “Pataasan ng ihi”? I have yet, to find a nation on this Planet Earth, that have no… Read more »

the barrel of the gun vs. 10 commandments

I do not believe either of them but I trust Duterte would try his best to quell criminality. On the other hand, Poe is becoming pathetic. She just cannot say what she thinks the people want to hear, that is just playing with everyone. But playing with the hopes of the people can backfire, they can only reach a certain level of gullibility. Her motherly statements work on many stupid minds, sadly. Duterte is focusing on one thing. He does not show the desperation to win the presidency. This guy is in no way pathetic, people flock to him and… Read more »
Paquito Die-Ass

Duterte’s initiative in combatting crime in the Philippines is an uphill battle to pursue, something to say, it’s a good start.

Poe’s initiative to combat crime in one month – she’s dreaming, and she is DARNA? Without her ‘BATO’ Darna is a person with disability! Maybe Grace Poe is now handling that “BATO” while she’s offering how to fight the crime in one month!!

Rachel Roxas

One word: crazy. Duterte’s promise of crushing criminality in 6 months is already a miracle in itself, but a month?
Poe is not a god. She barely has any experience. Criminality has been here in the Philippines for decades and is deeply rooted in the government.
Without a doubt, this statement is to up her chances of winning the presidency. Is the crushing the criminality in the government a joke now? On who gets to stop it for the shortest period of time?
If it’s a joke, tell me when to laugh so I’ll know.


Digong in six months! – seriously bloody
Grace poe in 1 month? m- whahahahahaha

Pedro Palac

Poe, ang kailangan namin ay ung President na ginagawa na nya or may sample na sya like DAVAO tungkol sa kanyang mga sinalita hindi ung salita lang na walang gawa or ngawa ka lang ng ngawa pero wala ka pang nagawa tungkol sa pinangako mong pinatamis na pananalita…hindi na e2 payabangan ng joke sa noontime TV Show.

marco garcia

Tama nga naman. Ang kapayapaan ay hindi lang dapat nakikita kundi nararamdaman dapat ng mga tao.Balatkayo ang lipunan natin ngayon. Sinasabing tumataas ang ekonomiya pero maraming hindi ang nakakaramdam. Sinusuportahan ko ang sinabi ni Sen.Grace na feeling of security. Kung maipapadama ito sa mga tao, mas magkakaroon ng kaayusan sa lipunan at mawawala ang kanilang takot.

Harold Imperial

Remember her plan that police officials who fail in meeting the 30-day deadline would be replaced. Yan ang may plano at di puro salita lang.


Want criminality stopped in a LESS than a month?
I give you


As i recall, she never said she’ll fix the country’s crime issue in a month. She said Filipinos would feel secure under that time.

The two is very different. It could mean that we can relax because we can see competent leaders and police officials in our govt.

The people are exaggerating her claims trying to compare it to duterte’s dramatic statements.

Jorge Barba

Strange that Poe has try to shrug off with her Enkanto Yokai ang bring about the same with Duterte 🙂


Her plans i think can be implemented the day she is proclaimed as president. Unlike other’s miraculous promises.

Ma Ru

Poe is using the “feeling of security”. That is a play on the Duterte’s record because per record Davao is high number of crimes (4th) but people feel safe.

Davao’s claim to fame of being one of the safest city in the world is based on “crowd-sourced survey” not on actual facts and figures. Hence, Poe’s language.

Maybe she plans on silencing a few journalists too and so the media will censor itself too.


In a span of a month, I guess what a President Poe would have to do to instill a “feeling of security” is somewhere along the lines of “security” and “theater.”

Dima Kapaniwala

If indeed Poe said that she assures a feeling of security in 6 months and cocksure Duterte claiming to stop criminality in 6 months, I predict a bloody civil war whoever wins the presidency between this two pretenders unless the US will support a military dictatorship and an honest to goodness legal reforms is introduced.

alta d.

Asessss!! Sabi nga ni madam Llamanzares na “Feeling of Security” di ba? Feeling lang nga yun and nothing more. Para bang “Feeling ko na maganda ako”, problema na ng iba kung nakita nilang di talaga ako maganda.. basta ako, “Feel” ko… hehehe..gets??

Lupin Datur

Ayoko kay Grace Poe, hindi dahil sa bagito sya o kaya yang non-citizen bullshit na pinupuna sa kanya — Pinoy sya at lahat na may dual-citizenship.

Ang ayaw kobsa kanya, nauto sya ni Chiz Escudero. Kung kaya sya utuin ng douchebag na un, pano pa yung iba??