Changes to Expect Under a Duterte Government


Change is finally coming folks. People are feeling once again the euphoria of a new beginning – something like the crisp cool freshness in the air when it’s the final week of classes before the Christmas and New Year holidays begin, or the feeling of moving into a new school, job, house or city.

It’s a time of jubilant anticipation of a big break for tired and weary ordinary Pinoys – to finally find a leader who represents their deepest longings and can empathize in their suffering and pain. Much has been said about the thrust on demolishing drugs, criminality and corruption, but what else can we expect in the Du30 package?

Three Things to Expect Under a Duterte Presidency

1. Solid Rule Enforcement (Less Freedom)

The moment Pinoys step on foreign soil to begin their new life as an OFW in a first-world country, they start behaving differently. They begin to follow every rule to the letter; they start to act courteously to all and not cause any inconvenience to neighbors. They are cautious and conscious of the fact that they are being watched. This is how it will feel under a pseudo-“Martial law”-like administration which will be enforced by Duterte. Imagine not being able to smoke in public, drive like a madman, or light up your super-lolo firecracker on New Year’s eve. Giving up some liberties in exchange for order and safety for the common good will be a hard pill to swallow for many spoiled-brat Filipinos accustomed to Yellow pee-anywhere-you-want democracy. But this is what you asked for right? Becoming a Singapore (clean, orderly, disciplined) has its price.

2. No-Nonsense Leadership and Public Service

Duterte will assemble what may be called the “dream team” to form his Cabinet – with one simple requirement: are you competent for the job? For a boss who will not settle for senseless excuses for goof-ups, delays, or oppressive service/policies, ministers/officials/agency heads will be chosen and retained based on the principles of meritocracy; they will be fired without consideration at the slightest hint of incompetence. For a leader who values time by pressuring himself with a self-imposed deadline of half a year to deliver, he will have zero tolerance for people who only serve to weigh him down on achieving his goal. He shows humility in welcoming on board those who are of other parties as long as they are qualified. He will spare no expense in getting the best on his team. Being on the Duterte Cabinet will be a more prized position than warming a seat in the Senate.

3. A Reconfigured Philippines

Duterte is hell-bent on not just fixing but completely replacing the broken obsolete oligarchy-protecting 1987 Cory constitution that has kept the Philippines lagging behind the more dynamic agile tigers of Asia. He will reconfigure the Philippines based on what he believes will finally give peace to his home in the South, and give each region a fare share of the pie: a federal government. The biggest obstacle to his ultimate goal of turning the country into his dream “United States of the Philippines” is bribe-thirsty oligarchy-backed Congress itself. And even at this critical point in the race, he flatly tells us openly without hesitation or apology what kind of bold move he is willing to do. Yup, he will simply close down Congress if these lawmakers are in the way and declare a revolutionary government.

Think of a bulldozer on full-steam-ahead mode. Something as unstoppable, uninhibited, and bold a battering ram as this comes only once in many decades. Let’s welcome the new era of change that is finally at hand. Who said it’s always bad news in the Philippines?


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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R. Atencia
Indeed, these changes (and some more) are what the country needs for the majority to finally rise up to the challenges of time, to be part of what democracy and freedom could bring, and to lessen, if not eliminate, the strongholds of the few who have bled the country to being enslaved by their caprices, arrogance and deceit. It’s about time, even for six years, and eventually inspire others to continue on with that legacy of TRUE CHANGE. We can’t be like this forever, be shameful, envious and defeatist all the time compared with our neighbors. We have to RISE… Read more »
Gryphon Hall
Let’s be honest: he’s not going to win. Overseas voters have been documenting how they vote for him and see RoRo on their receipts (which, of course, they’re forbidden to take home with them, go figure). And even if he did? The oligarchs are just going to EDSA his arse out of Malacañang even before he steps foot in it. And even if he did get sworn in and gets to serve? You’ll see the biggest stonewall and filibustering, and political sabotage in the history of the Philippines just so that the choice of democracy will look bad. What? You… Read more »

To change one’s country:

1. Start immediately.
2. Do it flamboyantly.
3. No exceptions.


Sometimes drastic change requires drastic measures.


for Federalism – we can’t copy the USA Federalism as secession can happen anytime. the Duterte Administration can check German / French Federalism. Geographical Federalism can be done too.

And BBM should win! fuck he should win. >:(
i’ll vote BBM for VP!


“But this is what you asked for right? Becoming a Singapore (clean, orderly, disciplined) has its price.”

I don’t recall that price being at least 1,700 (by his words) dead teenagers in alleyways. And I certainly don’t recall LKY bragging about them either.

But hey, they were all definitely guilty hardened criminals before they even went through due process, who am I to judge?


Let any of them yellowtards try. Just let them try so they can get a double dose of their own medicine.


If we are betting our lives to vote for Duterte’s iron fist rule, is it safe to say that Nuking this country is a better option? Its like saying burning the house to kill all the rats.


Transfer the seat of the government elsewhere, like Cebu or Davao while the capital and its people are undergoing rehabilitation. This is also to prevent the Yellow oligarchs and their minions from overthrowing the presidency. They are only powerful in Manila, but Manila does not represent the majority of the Filipino people.


I wonder how much influence the US govt has in cheating Duterte, or anyone besides the RoRo camp. The US needs someone who they can dictate like Noynoy Aquino so they can impelement their interests in our country and to continue US foreign policy in the territorial brawl in South China Sea.

As early as 2014, in an article of Davao Today, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte already gave us a glimpse of what to expect should he becomes President! It will be a highly ambitious experimental Coalition Government with the NDF-CCP-NPA, MNLF and MILF! He better succeed…it will be good for, what the author Mr. Zaxx described once as, “the UNFORTUNATE ONE-QUARTER of the Filipino population living in abject poverty”, but then, it may also be a potential disaster to some of his NOT-SO-UNFORTUNATE FRIENDS! In a facebook posts of Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman, Jose Maria Sison… Read more »
Presidente Emilio

sir mawalang galang na ipinost ko itong article nyo sa wall ng fb ko pwede kong hindi delete ko nlang maraming salamat

Gagong Lipunan

Wow, zaxx. You’re really confident that DU30 will do those things you pointed out.

Good luck with that.

The Wise One!
DUTERTE is equal to ZERO TOLERANCE !!! Here are the rubs: 1. Exterminations of crooks are only for the poor, defenseless, powerless 2. High-power crooks cannot be exterminated. They can only be dragged to moro-moro Senate investigations 3. Political Axiom #69 still holds true: “WHAT GOOD IS A GOOD PRESIDENT IF 99.99999% OF FILIPINOS ARE NOT GOOD” 4. There will be plenty of wang-wangers along EDSA bristling with submachineguns 5. The national language will be VISAYAN because it is spoken by the majority of Filipinos. 6. There will be no celebration of EDSA Osyoso Rebolusyon 7. Donald Trump will congratulate… Read more »
The Wise One!

Filipinos need Duterte like they need Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Filipinos wanted Duterte. Duterte cannot know how to implement his kidlat change. Duterte is just saying he will exterminate the crooks. BUT HOW?

The Wise One!



The Wise One!

Php100.00/US$1.00 !!!
OFWs are voting Duterte for that reason Php100.00/US$1.00

I’m lovin’ it!
Life is Good!

Presidente Emilio
China and Vietnam are communists only in name. They abandoned the radical and illogical parts of communism which enables them to actually see the most realistic way to uplift their nations. If you read some history, China under Mao was epicly fucked up. Only during Deng Xiaoping (who’s brave enough to say Maoism is shit) that China began its rise. The problem is, JoMa thinks China’s prosperity was due to Mao’s policies, which in fact is not. And I had my suspicions that DU30 believed it too. And no, zaxx. China doesn’t make the best products in the world. There’s… Read more »