Changes to Expect Under a Duterte Government

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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?

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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
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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
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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 »
Talokalo
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He won’t be kicked out of Malacanang if Bongbong wins though.

Gryphon Hall
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Yes, he will. And Bong Bong (if he wins, which I doubt) will be kicked out too. Everyone knows they can kick a Marcos out of there anytime they please by clogging up a strip of highway.

Talokalo
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They don’t have Cardinal Sin anymore. Who will rally the horde? Noy? Who has exhausted his political capital?

Gryphon Hall
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They don’t need Cardinal Sin to call them to EDSA. In the last 30 years, people go to EDSA at the drop of a hat to “fight tyranny” ek-ek with no Cardinal Sin calling them there. Everybody already thinks that holding EDSA hostage is how you win in this country. It’s the reason why any non-Manileño brazen enough to march from their provinces to go to EDSA to effect change are stopped at the outskirts of the city, accused of “hakot” (like all the other EDSAs were not hakot themselves), and branded as “disturbers of the peace”. As for Bong… Read more »
Mar
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This is the truth and nothing but the truth. They are afraid that Bongbong will take over Malacañang. 🙂

andrew
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that IF Bongbong wins. what if Robredo wins for VP? naloko na. DU30 will not stay in Malacanang for too long if Robredo wins for VP.

The yellows have infested the whole system of the country so stay vigilant.

marius
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>> 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. That’s my take. He has a chance of winning, I think. It’s possible. But he will be able to do nothing, because it isn’t the President who runs the country (I suspect he knows this). As for enforcing the laws: what’s the point if the laws are the problem in the first place? I know he’s been talking about overhauling the… Read more »
lychee
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Who knows? When he becomes the president, he will be the commander in chief. Generals may support the yellow but not all officers will support the yellow.

Add
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I think DU30 will be elected by May 9. His lead will be minimum 5 million votes over next rival. Even the Yellows will not be crazy to try massive cheating at those kind of numbers. So Yellows have also already accepted DU30 will win. This is the reason they shifted their focus. Note PNoy, disregarding the dignity of his office, went to beg for votes from the bloc voting INC. It was not for Mar. According to inside sources, it was for Leni. You already see what is going to happen. If Leni is VP, the Yellows will not… Read more »
The Wise One!
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Nobody is killing Duterte !
All Leni has to do is cook him Adobo everyday and import Lechon from Cebu.

That should do Duterte in.

Add
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I know it would be easy for them to make the death of DUTERTE look natural. But, don’t give them ideas now. They have already shown their capability. Just look at what they did to the husband of Leni.

The Wise One!
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In continuation of my below …

Leni should have sexy girls in Malacanang so Duterte will have coronary failure after doing sexy girls 24/7

RBR
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This election has been a colorful one. Although the discourse among our fellow Filipinos lack maturity, it is still discourse nonetheless. Filipinos finally care what will happen with their votes. Hope has finally been rekindled. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the scenarios that you have predicted, Gryphon Hall, and it saddens me that they are all too possible with the machinations of the powers-that-be in our country. Sadder still is that there’s a 50-50 chance that Filipinos will either rise against their oppressors or succumb to hopelessness of being denied of their authentic revolution, instead of being 100% for… Read more »
d_forsaken
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To change one’s country:

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

Gagong Lipunan
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Damn, I remember my old prof saying that if you want to change this country, you’ll have to kill all living Filipinos and start repopulating.

marius
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That may well be what Duterte has in mind.

colbey007
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Actually, the circulating quote was “…kill all living Filipinos ages 11 and above”.

But I can see how a “Khmer Rouge” style form of cleansing could be beneficial…though barbaric.

d_forsaken
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Sometimes drastic change requires drastic measures.

andrew
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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!

Frank
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“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?

Jim DiGriz
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…yet, you are judging.

Frank
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How though? When I said

they were all definitely guilty hardened criminals before they even went through due process

I’m sarcastically repeating what people have actually said about those killed by the death squad. They’re ready to take these assumptions at face value rather than analyze the circumstances that resulted in their death.

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

Camara
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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.

Makabayan
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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.

Water5
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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.

Dusk
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Good eyes, that is why China keeps calling the Philippines a US puppet state. They, the Philippines can’t decide on their own. I mean, come on neglecting your own defense? Kicking the US base in the 90’s then bringing them back again?

It keeps me wondering up to this day as to why the so called elites of the Philippines are so contented for the scraps/left overs that they get? I guess they weren’t greedy enough to aim big.

William E Jackson
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This may be a surprise to Filipinos. The USA does not care about the Philippines. If you go to the USA version of CNN and Fox news the Philippines is never on it. Do you know why? We care about our country only. Most of our factories have been moving to other countries already. Have anyone here noticed that we have been closing down our factories here? Mexico and Vietnam are the homes to most USA factories now.

William E Jackson
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“The US will definitely won’t allow someone who has links with a terrorist organization to become a head of state of an allied country. I smell coups.” You have definitely not read the lists of US allies. What about Saudi Arabia, Turkey, I am not even going to start with the African and Latin nations. There are too many too lists. Also you forget we will stand by the sidelines and watch martial law be declared in your country as we did recently with our ally country Thailand.

Pin Ball
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“Stand by the sidelines”, yeah right. Sure, manure! The last time Martial Law was declared, it was 100% supported by the US govt, and even heavily armed the Philippine army for it. Haha! Uncle Sam was too traumatized with their failure in Vietnam, and thus backed-up Martial Law like a salivating dog.

Gagong Lipunan
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The US will definitely won’t allow someone who has links with a terrorist organization to become a head of state of an allied country.

I smell coups.

Harry
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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 »
The Wise One!
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HA! HA! HA! HA! When Philippines chart its own course, CHINA WILL BE WAITING. China is now promoting Coachella-like Summer Rock/Electronica Festival in South China Sea.

Americans will be the first laughing …
Bloggers from abroad will be last people laughing …
Pseudo-nationalist abroad will not be going back to the Philippines … because they cannot blog anymore.

They cannot criticize Duterte.

THEY HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS.

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

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

Good luck with that.

The Wise One!
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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!
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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!
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May 9 Election is not the end … ALL LOSERS WILL HAVE SUPREME COURT DETERMINE WHO ACTUALLY WINS THE ELECTION.

ELECTION FILIPINO-STYLE !!!

The Wise One!
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Php100.00/US$1.00 !!!
VOTE DUTERTE !!!
OFWs are voting Duterte for that reason Php100.00/US$1.00

I’m lovin’ it!
Life is Good!

Presidente Emilio
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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 »
The Wise One!
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Made-in-China is better than Made-in-the-Philippines. Here are Made-in-China products: Apple products Rice that Filipinos smuggle Tsinitas & Tsinitos sought after beauty and skin color All Cameras are Made-in-China SAAB drivetrain Knocked down parts of your beautiful American cars AND SO MANY OTHERS THAT WOULD FILL THIS BLOG … in the first satellite pass there was no airport in South China Sea … the 2nd pass there was already an airport. WoW! There was no lighthouse … there is a lighthouse today. China builds its own frigates, satellites, rockets-to-the-moon, aircraft carriers, military aircraft ….. If Chinese products are so sloppy, FILIPINOS… Read more »