Ushering in a Fresh New Golden Era of Change: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

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The most awaited day has finally arrived. Men and women across the nation suspended in a state of anticipation suddenly break out in jubilant cheers, high fives and hip hip hoorays as the initial partial results from COMELEC come in revealing what the surveys and rally crowd sizes have been saying all along – Mayor Rody Duterte in an enormous skyrocketing lead over the rest of the contenders.

As of this writing, though results may not be complete yet (roughly half of votes counted so far), it is already crystal clear. So I and everyone who has been longing for change during these past 30 years marked by “democracy” and “growth” that never really became inclusive wish to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to our new leader, the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines, President Rodrigo “Rody” “Digong” Roa Duterte.

Relishing the Victory

Just how significant and momentous a victory this is for the Filipino people is yet to be fully grasped, but one thing’s for sure – all the struggles to bring about this first step of change, all the battles it took to get to this peak were worth it.

Now is a moment to relish that fresh new breeze this victory brings – the air of hope blowing across the isles of this beautiful yet battered and torn archipelago. Change is coming they say, and the first phase of its realization has finally taken shape in the person of a strong, respectable, experienced, iron-willed, incorrupt and competent leader – one who, for a change, has the proven Midas touch. It is time to stand in attention and offer a salute to the man of the hour.

It is a time to dream again, to close our eyes and envision a Philippines that is clean & orderly and where men, women and children are disciplined and use their God-given common sense and intellect; a country that can stand tall again among the brotherhood of nations, not because of some vacuous Pinoy pride beholden to a Yellow Queen, but because it’s people love their country the way Du30 kisses the red, blue and white banner in every rally throughout his campaign.

We All Win

After all the noise, hustle and bustle in recent days of the campaign leading to the elections, everyone in each camp must feel exhausted, even just by the suffocating atmosphere of mudslinging and fighting among supporters and candidates of opposing camps that enveloped the nation.

Even if you are a supporter of a camp whose candidate lost, that initial feeling of sadness, anger or depression sinks in and just like some bitter pill one needs to swallow, it all dissolves away in a few fleeting moments of silent realization that the only thing to do is accept reality, be a good sport and move on.

We all win – if after the fight, we come over and congratulate the victors. We win if we did not do anything to harm the integrity of the elections. We win if we accept our loss, unite with our new president and support his vision and policies to effect our much needed change.

We win if we follow our new president’s simple command to STOP IT – Stop all the things (criminal activities, drugs, scams, incompetence, corruption) that destroy the castle and kingdom that President Duterte is bringing all of us together to build. We win if we salute and respect the man chosen to lead the charge of victory towards freedom from our true bondage: the fetters of our very own destructive dysfunctional Pinoy traits.

We have brought back the strongman. But we will not really need a dictator for president IF we all look into the mirror and realize that the main problem of this country is simply the person staring right back at you.

It’s time for CHANGE. Bring it on President Duterte, bring it on!

[Photo courtesy The Telegraph UK.]

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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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Aeta
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“A fresh new golden era of change.” A fresh fruit (Duterte) that will also spoil when place in the center of the same basket full of rotten fruits (like Rebredo and the rest of the Yellow Tards), as the legacy of aristocracy and self-serviningness continues.

Aeta
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“A fresh new golden era of change.” A fresh fruit (Duterte) that will also spoil when placed in the center of the same basket full of rotten fruits (like Rebredo and the rest of the Yellow Tards), as the legacy of aristocracy and self-serviningness continues.

Walter P. Komarnicki
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maybe ordinary people see something in the mayor that the elites don’t – the idea that radical change is possible, that a better life can be had for all, and that endemic problems like lack of decent healthcare, employment, education, and social security and an efficient responsive bureaucracy are solutions just waiting to be found.
we all live in hope – this may just be the opportunity to translate that into effective action.
“For things to stay the same, things have got to change.” –
Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard

Aeta
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Walter P. Komarnicki,

I will tell you exactly what the ordinary people are looking for in the incoming president that the elites don’t want to see. Change. A lasting change for the good of the country remains to be seen–and cannot be prayed and hoped for–if the people are not willing to change themselves.

With a Duterte-Robredo (Robredo is poised to win the vice-presidency) administration, I doubt if a lasting and constructive change will take place; It’ll be like mixing oil and water all over again with the likes of Aquino and Binay, Estrada and Gloria Makapal(gal)-Arroyo.

Aeta

mrericx
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I like that word, Makapal(gal). Anyway, if that’s the problem, Aeta, maybe here are the solutions to this problem in order not to repeat the history just like what the 3 previous administration before & hopefully President Duterte will read this message: 1. Make a courtesy call to all the political parties in our country (except the UNA party ’cause I know that Mr. Binay is still “pikon” after what he’d saw on the latest partial & unofficial result on this year’s election unlike Grace Poe & Mar Roxas), make a dialogue to them & prioritize first on his plan… Read more »
Chris Espiritu
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The Yellows are moving heaven and earth just to make the unpopular and dubious Leni Robredo become the second most powerful person in the land. That being said it appears that the Oligarchs are now working on Plan B the same way they ousted Pres. Erap with the elitist GMA as his successor. Will history repeat itself? God forbid!

Aeta
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Chris Espiritu,

Ain’t that the truth. Nothing has changed with the Fucked-up-ness of the Failippines except the actors and actresses who played the “teleserye” dramas of life in this God-forsaken country. The Failipino people will always have an “every man [woman] for himself” ways about him and that’s never going to change.

It really is ‘Fucked [not Proud] to be a Failipino.”

Aeta

mrericx
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yes, Duterte is officially won for the presidency & the only thing left is we will wait for the VP result which is a 2 way tie between BBM & Leni Robredo. But the one thing that I got really pissed off is how the fuck Manny Pacquiao got into the top 10 on the senatorial result in spite that it is just a partial & unofficial result?! Oh well, there are still BOBOTANTES out there who’d voted him & I wonder if how could he make a law if he’ll won the senate race & even the debates there?… Read more »
annoyingmost
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A Herculean effort is needed to clean this Augean stable, and I wish the president-elect the best. To be truly successful, change must come from the 100 million people, and not just from one glorified hero figure.

Biffa Bacon
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Nothing endures but change…let us all unite now,for the battle has just begun.Challenge yourselves and your peers to a higher standard in everything you do.Gone are the days of mediocrity.Gone are the days of excuses.Get rid of the crab mentality,rise up and take charge
!!! Congratulations Philippines !!!

787Toro007Hyden78787.99
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787Toro007Hyden78787.99

I congratulate, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, for his victory. He has a lot of work to do. He must begin with the COMELEC. Aquino and the Oligarch have put men there, that have compromised and manipulated the Electoral System of Philippine election.

They have tinkered both the hardware, and software of the HOCUS PCOS machine, to favor their candidates…

S.K.
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Duterte is a potential dictator. It is one thing to run a city and a completely different thing to run a nation. Combine him and little Marcos and it will be total disaster. Combine him and Leni and it will be total disaster. Here is a video I recently saw on YOU TUBE https://youtu.be/7NrIcuBf7iU

d_forsaken
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Status quos are made to be broken.

Robert Haighton
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Zaxx (or anybody),
(off topic)
There is something else I dont understand regarding voting in PH.
There is the total population of PH: lets say 100 million.
To be eligible to vote one must 18 years and/or older, right?

But thats not enough.
To really be able to vote one has to be registered. Why?

Isnt everybody already registered at City Hall (of his/her hometown) as a citizen of that city/village/town?

Sanzo
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Technically, you’re already registered as soon as you are 18. That’s what I knew, I could be wrong though but I tried to have an ID created just so I’ll have less hassles in the future. But apparently when someone does not vote here for a consecutive number of elections, a person’s registration may be nullified or de-activated and he’ll have to “re-register” again. There’s a good chance he may not see his name on the list. While a Voter’s ID isn’t really necessary to be able to vote (I did it before), However, if questioned by the Board of… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member
Sanzo, thanks. I thought everybody needed to be registered in order to vote. After all what you say/said, it still looks complicated and inefficient to me. How it works in my neck of the woods (Netherlands): You live in city/village/town X, then that person is registered there as a resident of that city/town/village. Based on your birthday, you will receive – automatically – yopur personal voting pass. With that pass – together with an official ID (passport or drivers license) you go to the polling station and vote. You will be send your personal voting pass for each election even… Read more »
andrew
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9: Duterte wants a meritocratic, technocratic hiring system for bureau and GOCC employees: “All applicants in bureaus and GOCCs must agree that their names will be published. I will give my staff a limit (deadline) to publish the names, especially those who apply to GOCCs. It will go to the best and the brightest, no political (padrino system)… Huwag kayong manghingi ng endorsement sa politicians. If it comes with one, your application is automatically rejected…If you want an assignment, it should be based on merit…If you’re a smart, then apply. But it doesn’t always work that way because some summa… Read more »
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