Duterte wants Filipinos to eliminate their colonial mentality

There is a lot of wailing and weeping in the Philippines lately. Most of the noise is coming from critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. His critics appear to be disappointed that there was hardly any fallout after his tirade against U.S. President Barack Obama before he left for the ASEAN summit in Laos. They were expecting it would all be downhill for Dutere since the international media went on a frenzy, some giving him scathing criticism. Even after President Obama assured everyone that he didn’t take Duterte’s comment personally, Duterte’s critics still insist that his latest “gaffe” would spell disaster for the country.

Duterte added colour to the usually-bland ASEAN summit. (Photo source: GMA News Online)
Duterte added colour to the usually-bland ASEAN summit.
(Photo source: GMA News Online)
Fortunately for the Philippines, the predicted doom and gloom scenario did not happen. The issue, as it turns out, was simply overblown by mostly local journalists who either wanted a scoop or still held a grudge against Duterte for the snub they copped from him. Their loyalty to the country has now become questionable. Being Filipino, it was baffling the way these journalists screwed up the translation of their own language especially the cuss term putang ina. Their false interpretation of Duterte’s favorite expression gave the international community a negative impression of the Philippine President.

You would think that Filipino journalists would ensure they give the most accurate interpretation of their own language and cultural nuances considering that foreign correspondents rely on them. But, no. It seems Filipino journalists (some, not all) prioritise clickbait type of news reporting over accuracy and integrity. One can’t help but think that some members of mainstream media in the Philippines are not patriotic. They seem to apply that all-too-familiar colonial mentality to their work. This is evident in how they do not care if their own President is ridiculed by the outside world as a result of their own biased reporting. Indeed, Filipino journalists inject malice along with their “facts” in their work.

Meanwhile on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, Duterte’s critics are showing their double standards. They conveniently share articles from foreign media outlets that are critical of Duterte only. Their actions are so illogical since a foreigner’s interpretation of the term “putang ina” is most likely inaccurate. Yet they still share articles built on that flawed interpretation in forums and discussion boards just to prove that Duterte’s reputation is already in tatters. It’s like they are wishing it would be the end of Duterte’s administration. It’s worth mentioning that Duterte’s critics are the same people who hate overseas based Filipinos who comment on or dip into current issues about the Philippines. It is hypocrisy at its finest.

Just to be clear, I myself wish Duterte wasn’t so abrasive. I’ve always known that his foul mouth could pose a problem in diplomatic relations both locally and international. As mentioned before, his foul language is distracting some people from focusing on his good intentions. Not everyone is the same. While some people can ignore how the message was delivered, there are some who focus more on form instead of substance. These people miss Duterte’s important message that Filipinos do not have to answer to anyone outside of the Philippines when it comes to dealing with their own problems.

Duterte wants Filipinos to think outside the box. He wants Filipinos to stop being beholden to the Americans and to do away with colonial mentality. He wants the outside world to treat Filipinos as their equal. The only way to achieve that is for Filipinos themselves to believe that they are worthy to be treated as such. If Filipinos continue to kiss the ass of their former colonial masters, they will continue to be treated like second-class citizens. The real question is, why do Filipinos need to kiss Westerners’ asses in the first place? And the answer to that is, because Filipinos are still too dependent on international assistance from the West especially during calamities from both man-made and natural disasters.

Large crowds gathered in Indonesia to catch a glimpse of the 'rock star president'. (Source: Senyora on Twitter)
Large crowds gathered in Indonesia to catch a glimpse of the ‘rock star president’.
(Source: Senyora on Twitter)
Some of Duterte’s critics are saying that Filipinos have lost the respect of the international community. In my opinion, a lot of them already harbour a low regard for us to begin with. They see people from Third World countries like the Philippines as moochers. They feel like they can walk all over us because they give us so much money and help whenever a disaster strikes. Perhaps a fallout after Duterte’s tirade against Obama would be good for the Philippines in the long run. Maybe, just maybe once the assistance from Westerners that Filipinos have gotten used to receiving stops coming, Filipinos can find a way to stand on their own feet and finally earn some global respect.

Don’t get me wrong. I do agree that Duterte’s tirade was unfair to Obama. While I realise that Duterte was speaking only in hypothetical terms – that he was only giving warning that he would get pissed off if Obama questions the way he is handling the drug epidemic in the Philippines – I felt sorry that Obama had to be the recipient of Duterte’s venting. Obama is such a nice guy after all. Then again, perhaps this is why some people perceive Obama as weak. Or his pacifist attitude could be just a front. Let us not forget that it was Obama who ordered his marines to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.

There are reports saying that Duterte showed the ASEAN summit delegates photos of how Americans slaughtered Moros in Mindanao in the 1900s. It seems like Duterte took the opportunity to highlight the hypocrisy of the Americans since the superpower has itself been accused of human rights atrocities in their own country and abroad for decades. Some are also blaming the US for the refugee crisis in Europe — a result of their failed foreign policy in the Middle East.

Whether Duterte’s critics agree that his actions were inappropriate or not doesn’t really matter. It is apparent that Duterte is charting a different course for the Philippines. It could be one that could lead us to a more independent Philippines. How this will play out remains to be seen. This is definitely not boring times for Filipinos and the rest of the world. It could be time to fasten our seat belts.

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Cool
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Nice take on the issue! Just simply analytical and avoids the route of being just another Duterte Cult article!

Joey Ancheta
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Can’t agree more. I have started to like this writer for her intelligence and depth and objectivity in her commentaries that I always look forward to her take on current issues. She should have regular columns in mainstream media and daily broadsheets that are not biased. My highest respect goes to you Ms Ilda for another good read.

Maria Sarah Dublin
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“avoid the route of being just another Duterte Cult article”; and I couldn’t agree more.

a yellow tard
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obama realized duterte is reasonably right against war on drugs, corruption and terrorism. the drug lords and its pushers were doing inhumane to pilipinos killing the country by drugs. do they fall under humanity? NO, they’re all evil soldiers of satan. they don’t deserved to be treated like humans.

fred
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The problem is the vast majority of the killings are not of the drug lords but rather the poorest people selling the drugs for $10 a sachet. The police say they are killing in self defense but there is strong evidence to suggest they are killing because the president has given them his blessing to do so. “If you have a gun, kill them and I will give you a medal”. Take the time and listen to the spouses and neighbors of some of the more than 2,000 who have been killed in the name of the war on drugs.… Read more »
Pepe Le Meuz
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@ FRED, YOU ARE CORRECT. All ‘WARS’ ARE FAILURES and are used for pretty much the same reason’s every time.Diversion from the real problems.In the USA: 9/11 was used by the US government to launch wars that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, killing millions of peoples and producing millions of refugees. 9/11 was also used to create an American police state, which is a far greater threat to freedom and democracy than Muslim terrorism. In the Fail-ippines, it is slightly different but the REAL PROBLEMS facing the country go un-addressed.Unemployment,Rampant poverty,Sky high electricity prices due to speculation… Read more »
gnogid
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The article is a sorry representation of the writer being all over the place on the issue with the sole intention to shield Duterte from any fault or embarrassment from his latest outburst. While expressing “Duterte’s tirade was unfair to Obama”, the writer appears to be fine with the speculation of the former’s speculation of the US president questioning how he handles the drug problem in the country. The writer “felt sorry” for Obama but at the same time accompanies it with a matter-of-fact justification about reports of Duterte showing ASEAN delegates photos of American atrocities in Mindanao. Obama is… Read more »
etretud
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It’s not the media nor Obama nor the American people who started the fire. It’s Duterte.

Well of course, he’s the president. But a modicum of respect and even a bit of professionalism is expected of “journalists” who cover him. But, no. And don’t tell me any different. We’re all in the same page as far as how a statesman should conduct himself. But common man. It doesn’t take a genius to see how FUCKED UP PINOY MAINSTREAM MEDIA is.

gnogid
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Well of course, he’s the president. But a modicum of respect and even a bit of professionalism is expected of “journalists” who cover him. ======== How do you do and what do you mean by that? It’s not that media/journalists don’t respect Duterte it’s about Duterte respecting the Office he represent. The media has nothing to do with Duterte’s latest outburst. The video was very clear and crisp that no amount of “interpretation” to twist it is necessary. We can talk about ‘fucked up Pinoy mainstream media’ in another piece but the latest controversy is without doubt created by Duterte… Read more »
etretud
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Kindly expound on how the entire country was imperiled by what he did. Because everytime he does something and naysayers like you jump into the fray, the eclxact opposite of what you have predicted seem to have happened. So pray tell, educate me on how the recent “disaster” he created out us in a very compromising position.

gnogid
Guest
I don’t think “the entire country was imperiled” by the outburst shown by Duterte. Some even alleged that it was meant to destroy Duterte. No, it’s not. I didn’t look at it in that angle. I looked at it as an unnecessary or even an inutile reaction on something that was based on speculation. He was angry on something that was practically imaginary. He created a scenario wherein he put himself in a situation where he was in a defensive mode even if there was no concrete reason to be over defensive. I’m sorry, Duterte represents the country. Us. You… Read more »
Tonyu
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“The article is a sorry representation of the writer being all over the place on the issue”

I agree. At one point she jumps into a straw-man argument about colonial mentality, then suddenly she’s talking about dependency on foreign aide during calamities.

Worst part of the article IMO is “Duterte wants Filipinos to think outside the box. He wants Filipinos to stop being beholden to the Americans and to do away with colonial mentality.” When did he say this? Or did she just assume this to give heft to her personal issue with the Filipinos’ allegedly still-existing colonial mentality?

Aeta
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gnogid,

“The article is a sorry representation of the writer being all over the place on the issue with the sole intention to shield Duterte from any fault or embarrassment from his latest outburst.”

I’m afraid it’s you who missed the whole point of Ilda’s article because you’re so bent in lambasting Duterte–regardless of what he say or do–because of your pure dislike for the man, Yellow-Tard. You’re either a total prude who is easily offended at the slightest hint of rudeness, or, a yellow wolf wearing sheep’s clothing. So which one are you, primrose?

Aeta

Greg
Guest

Actually, it is Obama who started it by criticizing Duterte’s war on drugs. Obama likes to engage in his usual hypocrisy by lecturing a foreign leader, while he is friendly with dictatorships. The U.S. has no authority to lecture other countries on drugs, or anything else related to rights/ social problems. Obama needs to mind his own business and go back to his dictator friends.

Jerry Lynch
Guest

I smell a yellowtard vomiting here.

MINION
Guest

Okay? Fine it is duterte who started the fire. Also put in your mind that he is also the one who subdued it. can we move on to the next page?

Ella Salamat
Guest

I agree and in what way does the Philippines kiss the ass of America??? To me, it looks a lot more like America continuously helps a country that can’t help its self. Tax payers in America line the pockets of corrupt Filipino officials… Part of the colonial mentality that is not being addressed is the victim role that appears to be being played. The Americans are tired of having thier country used as a money tree for the world, epecially when countries like the Philippines turn around and act like they are being taken advantage of by the U.S.

Maria Sarah Dublin
Guest

Bravo, Ella! I am a Filipino and I couldn’t agree more.

Pepe Le Meuz
Guest
@ Ella, its not only the USA taxpayers but the government as well.AND ALSO CHARITIES take up HUGE collections for Philippines disaster relief efforts and the aid never reaches the needy people and is instead confiscated by the political class, even sold at flea markets instead of given away freely. IF the author wants the USA to stop ‘acting as if’, the next time there is a typhoon/hurricane/wind storm/earthquake/volcanic eruption, let this Duterte retard do all the relief work with what he has inside the country, and not ask for USA assistance,yes? Wait until the next disaster happens, see who… Read more »
flora
Guest

I agree with you . I even think that our official are happy when we had calamities, so Philippines will get aid from other countries to put into their pocket, barely victims got a help. if Philippine dont get help does not matter cuse the victim never received them but if Duterte will not do the cleaning who will.

Hiddenwarrior
Guest

P in everybody ok than steal everything by everybody and be nice sheeet president. Philippines had been there and Philippines look shit and sound shit even to its ASEAN neighbours. I know I was and still in Singapore
For the past 2 Prime Ministers, lol.

555Hyden007Toro99999.999
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555Hyden007Toro99999.999
The War on Drugs will never be won, by Human Rights and Due Process, tying the Police…Shabu Drugs are already PANDEMIC in our country. There are too many Shabu addicts. There are too many Shabu Drug Pushers. The Drug Lords, are mostly government officials. The Chinese Triad Drug Mafia crime syndicate has gained a foothold in our country. They have corrupted high government officials, like De Lima and Aquino, during their tenure. It is just natural, if Pres. Duterte, is angry; if Obama, is requiring him to do this, and do that on his War on Drugs… The Aquino Propaganda… Read more »
Robert Haighton
Member

“The war on drugs will never be won”. Period.

575toro00yden9999.999
Guest
575toro00yden9999.999

It will be won ! All you need is strong police power. China has little drug problem. Bring back the Death Penalty. Seize the assets and the money of the Drug Lords, and Drug Traffickers. Death to Drug manufacturers !

Firing Squad for politicians, who are involved in Drug Trade !

Robert Haighton
Member

Hyden,
lets pretend I am a drug lord king pin. I will always make sure that I will never get caught and if one laboratory (production line) will be destroyed, I will build a new one somewhere else maybe even abroad.

Duterte cant control the entire PH coastline so I can easily let my drugs come on land anywhere in PH.

If and when a PH drug lord is either captured or killed then he/she was never a very smart drug lord in the first place.

Analogue: you can cut my finger nails but they will grow back again.

Robert Haighton
Member

Hyden,
pls dont be so naive.

“Seize the assets and the money of the drug lords,..”

The money is stashed in off shore bank accounts, Switzerland, Panama, the Cayman Islands or the Bahamas.

Robert Haighton
Member

Hyden,
“It will be won!”

Only when it will be legalized!

flora
Guest

I still pray for the good of our country and will never stop praying that drugs will stop on how? God knows

gnogid
Guest

“The war on drugs will never be won”. Period.
========
That’s believable. I agree. : )

878Toro007Hyden9999.999
Guest
878Toro007Hyden9999.999

@Robert Haighton:

You make the Filipinos Shabu addicts ? …That is your solution ? It may work in your country, but not here !

Just kill the Cockroaches Drug Dealers. No people, No problem ! Control any money remittances going to abroad. America was able to control the money flow of Al Queda ! Financing is squeezed off…

For politicians, the public must know, how much money they have in the Bank !

TheVoiceofReason
Guest

Exactly robert.
The war on drugs will never be won.
Ots never been a war on drugs.
Its always been a war on tax paying citizens.

All that will happen is the profit from drugs will increase.
The dumb drug dealers will be caught and the most intelligent and ruthless drug dealers will evolove to bevome smarter, stronger and more ruthless.

Any one DOES have a right to criticize anyone that is a public figure.
This includes foreign nationals and especially foreign dignitaries.
This includes the media and every single filipino that did or did not vote for him( the later making the majority)

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

Duck you it will be won. Even if the people themselves kill their drug lord oppressors.

If you prevent us, you will find yourself in a gutter with a carton that says “pusher ako wag tularan.”

MINION
Guest

Robert: It.cannot never be won BUT it can be suppressed. It is better to be suppressed rather than it will be rampant and “LEGALIZE?” 😡

Robert Haighton
Member
Minion, correct me when I am wrong but I see a double negation in your comment. I think and guess that that was accidental. I wouldnt use the word ‘suppress’, I rather would use the word ‘controlled’ or Duterte should focus himself on the production facilities. Why is it that I dont hear anything about that side of the ‘story’? If and when the production facilities are destroyed, the supply goes dry and then the end-user also gets nothing. At that very time, the PH government has to make a decision what to do about the end-user. Rehab, detox or… Read more »
Aeta
Guest

It will never be won but I sure as hell want to put a damper by exposing those individuals who are involved in it.

Lotus
Guest
Robert and voiceofreason, if Pres. Duterte successfully destroys the illegal drug apparatus in the Philippines then drug menace will be minimized or eradicated. Less or no demand means no drug market. Drug lords if they don’t get caught will eventually supply less drugs or would stop this business because drug users and dealers are already gone. Robert, perhaps you don’t understand the real sentiments of Filipinos. All you think is the rule of law always even if in the Philippines it usually favors the rich and powerful guys. Majority of the populace already knows that justice can be bought here.… Read more »
gnogid
Guest

We cannot eliminate colonial mentality (if such really exists) by one arrogant, careless and dumb statement. Colonial mentality cannot be eliminated by making statements meant to defend one’s personal preference in an imagined setting with an imagined adversary. It cannot also be eliminated by just blaming the media and protecting and isolating the media’s source of information.

In other words, eliminating colonial mentality is not possible if we’re going to do it with a biased mentality.

a yellow tard
Guest

and why did obama say ‘do it the right way, the war on drugs’? that means do it the right way the druglords and pushers did it to the country inhumane. i think it’s clear enough to understood. why treat them humane if they’re doing inhumane.

a yellow tard
Guest

….that is eliminating colonial mentality.

a yellow tard
Guest

nobody can destroy duterte ‘cuz the pilipinos love him. there will be a display of fireworks once the XXX queen goes to jail and the Philippines will have a very joyous christmas once again and a happy new years to come.

Robert Haighton
Member

“… Filipinos can find a way to stand on their own feet …”.

This will take a while before that will happen with all the current PH culture (holism, utang na loob, collectivism, etc etc)

Aeta
Guest

Robert Haighton,

There is no question with Filipinos being able to stand on their own feet; they’re very good at that. The question is, “will they help their fellow Filipinos stand on their feet, or, will they push them back down as they try to stand up”?

Aeta

Robert Haighton
Member

Dear Ms. Revised,
During one of my very first visits to Cebu, my pinay GF asked me to contribute towards the purchase of medicines for a friend of the family.

I was and am against doing this bec it means I will keep a ‘system’ alive, that I am against. I finally gave in (reluctantly). It had nothing to do with the actual amount.
But it takes away the individual responsiblity by donating money to such causes.

Moral of my story: Leave all the people behind, who cant look after themselves. Only then they will realize that living is a serious thing.

Aeta
Guest

Dear Miss “I Still Don’t Get It”,

“There is a sucker born every minute.” How many would that be for you?

Miss. Revised.

Robert Haighton
Member

Aeta,
“There is a sucker born every minute.”

That is one too many each minute. So who can we blame for that? It was the stupid error/fault of those 2 people who lay together horizontally (or vertically).

This is a far bigger problem for ‘building one nation’ than your drugs problems.

Aeta
Guest

Robert Haighton,

You’ve missed my point again.

Aeta

Guest
Guest
I really believe Duterte meant to curse the journalist who asked him the question that irritated him because he sounded an ass kisser. Observe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gW9XTfxlGQ From 5:43 to 12:35 After speech… Thank you very much. Have you not had snacks? You won’t really clap; you must be feeling weak. [some laughing…] Any questions? I’ll give you few more clarifications on the statement only. Do not ramble into politics, it’s too far away. Yes, may we accommodate the… – Good Afternoon sir Jerome Morales from Reuters news. Sir ahh there have been ahhh concerns on extra extrajudicial killings sir ahh and… Read more »
gnogid
Guest

“I really believe Duterte meant to curse the journalist who asked him the question…..”
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So, you’re saying that the scheduled meeting between Obama and Duterte was cancelled because of a journalist getting Duterte’s ire?

That’s unbelievable.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

The meeting would still have taken place had not some “wise guy journalist” decided: “hey, lets translate ‘putang ina mapapamura ako‘ into ‘Obama is a son of a whore’.

Your hate for Duterte is really blinding you. It must have also blinded that journalist. Really, if I were President I’d expect a bit more from you.

PtrNene
Guest

Thank you very much for posting this transcript of PRRD’s Davao airport talk. It matches the soundbytes I took of that interview. Actually, before that question of Morales of Reuters, Pres Digong already asled of there were any questions on his prepared statement re the Asean, and on Asean matters only (iow, does not include EJK, which -by its very nature – is an INTERNAL matter for the Phils. [Groused the Pres: ” To whom shall I address myself to and who will be asking the question, may I know?”]. This brought out that famous tirade about “lapdogs” etc…

david
Guest
PtrNene
Guest

Good riddance for “hot money” fund managers whose only real contribution to our Phil economy is to park their millions in our financial system, hoping to siphon off treasury bills and other govt securities! Have these “hot money” funds ever built up single Philippine FACTORY that gave Filipinos jobs? Doubtful…That’s why these “George Soros” types are no longer welcome in Singapore’s (or any other Asean) bourses, with the exception of the Philippines, that’s why it’s still hard-put to do away with its colonial past… but not this President!!

Jose Escabar
Guest

You have no clue what you are talking about. Hot Money? When the stock market collapses your ‘COST OF CAPITAL’ rises.. You really need to take some courses in economics and banking before spewing more leftists propaganda. We get it Filipinos hate foreigners and the rule of law.. OK we get it?

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

Those guys? Those are a bunch of sheep. They’d pull their money out of the country over a traffic accident. Guys like these just want easy money. Guys like these cause economic depressions and financial meltdowns.

Aeta
Guest
[Revised] Ilda, The only way to get rid of Colonial Mentality is through complete freedom from foreign influence that has been affecting all aspects of our society–religion, government, traditions, and way of life—for a very long time. It’s time for the Philippines to chart a new course by weaning itself from its “handout” dependency to the United States. My only concern is-because of the strong Chinese political and economic influence in the country—that the Philippines might fall into the trappings of one colonial master (Americans) to another (Chinese). Historically speaking, we Filipinos are incapable of turning to one another to… Read more »
Robert La Quey
Guest

Please simply refuse American help the next time the Philippines has a major disaster.

You might glance at this.
https://www.facebook.com/bernard.ong.526/posts/1054164427972307

a yellow tard
Guest

we cannot blame the pilipinos why their dependency from other countries is a must, because they’re poor. but we almost made it during the Marcos era. now pilipinos knew very well how communism works, they want the country poor and lures the people to believed whatever they say. and still they’re kickin’ ass till now thinking there’s still followers to listen to them. there’s no more.

Aeta
Guest

I disagree, a yellow tard. Filipinos are not poor; they’re just poor thinkers. Marcos just kept us in line to behave like one nation, and to keep our arrogance and selfishness in check. Today, our poor-thinking Filipinos are brainwashed by the Yellow Party to live like aristocrats, regardless of the cost to themselves and their country.

TheVoiceofReason
Guest

Marcos just stole from us and incarcerated anyone who spoke out against him and put this country in a state of bankruptcy we are still trying to crawl out of, all for our own good.

Kill yourself

DrKekyll
Guest
Nice half-truth, son. And what do you mean ‘us’ since you’re a foreigner here who is actually clueless? 30 years ago, there was just one plunderer. Today, there are plunderers left and right that if you total what has been plundered for 30 years, that one plunderer 30 years ago now looks like an amateur. The national budget during the military rule looks like peanuts now compared to the three Trillion budget of today. And yet, they trumpet that Yellows are of Daan Matuwid. Indeed, a lie that is repeated often enough becomes a truth. So yeah, point missers like… Read more »
BMMatt
Guest
Marcos just stole from us -and you’re fine with the people after Marcos stole even more, even both legal and illegal means (smuggling, etc.) incarcerated anyone who spoke out against him -a lot of those people were opportunists and even rebels. Rigoberto Tiglao says hi. And don’t tell me the late Louie Beltran lived during those years. and put this country in a state of bankruptcy we are still trying to crawl out of, all for our own good. -Lies. Honestly speaking, you’re actually fine about the Aquinos and their cronyism, that they took advantage of the 1987 Constitution that… Read more »
TheVoiceofReason
Guest

Im a foreigner?

Wait your defence for marcos is other people have also stolen!
That somehow makes his crimes ok?

Yeah ok.
Problem with stupid is it does not even realize what it is.

DrKekyll
Guest
Wait your defence for marcos is other people have also stolen! That somehow makes his crimes ok? Yeah ok. Problem with stupid is it does not even realize what it is. Because I am always pointing on EVERYONE while you’re just fixated on Marcos. Only Marcos. What else? Yep, yours is always half-truths, not facts. And yes, other people have also stolen, and it’s a fact. Not to mention it’s much worse (look on the other commenter’s post). Or maybe you’re too dumb to realize it. Nope, your last sentence is more fitting on you. I’m putting things in perspective… Read more »
newagepun
Guest

@VoiceofRetards:

Right, and nothing was stolen, nobody is in jail for speaking up against an authority figure, and everything is OK and fine after Marcos left.

Bravo for your sheer idiocy and ignorance. Sorry if I’m not drinking the Yellow Kool-aide like you always do. 🙂

TheVoiceofReason
Guest
@ drkekyll Aeta brought up marcos and u can see from my comments i was replying to him. U claim u want people to think like its 2016 but u r acting like a mob ruled peasant from 1903. I agree we should live in the present but hear u r defending a regime that just brought up human rights issues from a century ago and then lied about the figures. None of the facts i repeat and link are half truths. Everything u believe and think is riddled with half truths which is why u do not research and… Read more »
DrKekyll
Guest
U claim u want people to think like its 2016 but u r acting like a mob ruled peasant from 1903. I agree we should live in the present but hear u r defending a regime that just brought up human rights issues from a century ago and then lied about the figures. None of the facts i repeat and link are half truths. Everything u believe and think is riddled with half truths which is why u do not research and find out for yourself that the rest is made up. Everything you’ve said fits more on the people… Read more »
Pepe Le Meuz
Guest

@ Voice of Reason, I am going to make it my MISSION to intellectually annihilate Aeta for his loud mouthed,crude remarks (and arrogance)when he is presented with fully serifiable,uninimpeachably sourced FACTS. It is going to be merciless and constant.He is going to want to crawl back into the slime hole he came out of when I am done with his RETARDED ASS.

Care to join me as I trounce his pea brain into dust? Aeta is sooo stoopid he is going to help too, as he is too stoopid to realize his own idiocies.

DrKekyll
Guest

@Pepe Le Meuz:

So you fully admit that you are just SPAMMING on this site, right?

Oh yeah, another TROLL confirmed. And a terrible one at that.

Pepe Le Meuz
Guest

@ Aeta, YOU IDIOT, Marcos kept his soldiers weapons pointed at the people while HE STOLE everything that wasn’t nailed down.Marcos was the most arrogant thief since Caligula and your too much of an idiot to even realize it.

Your a retard.

DrKekyll
Guest
Nope. He even told Fabian Ver to not shoot on the people during EDSA 1. And don’t you know that the “HE STOLE everything” crap is more like a half-truth? 30 years ago, there was just one plunderer. Today, there are plunderers left and right that if you total what has been plundered for 30 years, that one plunderer 30 years ago now looks like an amateur. The national budget during the military rule looks like peanuts now compared to the three Trillion budget of today. And yet, they trumpet that Yellows are of Daan Matuwid. Indeed, a lie that… Read more »
PEPE Le Muez
Guest

@ DR KEKYLL, Your another retard that see’s something written, makes an incorrect assumption about what you see written, and then derive a delusional & incorrect truth out of your innaccurate assumption, and then trumpet it as the absolute truth, LOL !!!
THAT IS THE MARK OF A SPECIAL KIND OF RETARD: A FILIPINO RETARD….and you are surely up there with the biggest FILIPINO RETARDS OF THEM ALL.

Pepe Le Meuz
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@ Aeta “Our poor thinking Filipino’s are brainwashed to live like Aristocrats….”,WHAT? The majority of people in the Failippines make less than $10,000 USDollars/year.90% of the population lives on less than $20,000 USDollars/per year. SO RETARD, EXACTLY how does any Failippino even attempt ‘TO LIVE LIKE AN ARISTOCRAT’, HUH, YOU FUCKIN MORON.Living like an Aristocrat can’t even be thought about with less than $10,000,000.00 USDollars in the bank, which applies to about .001% of the population of the country. OH YOU ARE GOING TO BE SOOO FUCKIN SORRY YOU FUCKED WITH ME YOU FUCKIN JACKASS.You can’t even think and produce… Read more »
Robert La Quey
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The Philippines is not poor.

It simply has a lot of poor people, an incompetent and corrupt oligarchy that likes it that way.

And a massa that fulfills Churchill’s remark,
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DrKekyll
Guest

Something reminds me:

30 years ago, there was poverty. Today, there is poverty, but there is CCT. The Yellows want the poor to remain poor by teaching them mendicancy. It is the institution of pauperism, so that oligarchs can be institutionalized.

Jorge Barba
Guest

Just rephrase the journalist question and Duterte’s answer is just fine –

mrericx
Guest

What about eliminating crab mentality in our country? Will PDu30 do that before his term will end in 2022? That one is much worst that our colonial mentality, SERIOUSLY & it shows!

Aeta
Guest

That’s totally up to the people of the Philippines, mrericx, if they want to get rid of “crab mentality.” It’s totally up to them to set aside their self-interests, and differences, and learn to work together to rebuild their nation. No one else is going to do it for them.

Robert Haighton
Member

Mrericx,
How hould Duterte achieve that?

“It is illegal to have crab mentality. Those who do have it, will be killed instantly”

You already have enough poor 3rd world laws. You want to add another?

Robert La Quey
Guest

Totally agree.

PtrNene
Guest

Perhaps it is our colonial past that holds us in its iron grip wherein we have allowed our now-Filipino surrogate masters to substitute for those who once held sway over us, so much so that we as a people have not grown nor flowered as a free people should have!

Mike Fajardo
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It’s sad to say our own media personalities (some) are the once doing criticize to our President. They always mentioning the summary executions as our Policemen and President behind the scene but in other side they were out of focus. Just take a look on the killings of Maguindanao ambush where so many people are dead and Hacienda Luisita as well. We hope the CHR will resurface on these issues. Lastly, don’t judge our beloved President Duterte by his mouth but rather look what he has done for the benefit of the people and the young children…God Bless You Tatay… Read more »
Carlos Jones
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i want to patronize local products, i really do, and probably other people want to as well.. the problem is the quality and/or price.. ever seen a flashlight that’s made here in the Ph? pwde mo ba s’ya i-compare sa, let’s say, maglite? i went to kultura the other day to look for some native dinnerware.. alam n’yo kung magkano ISANG plato? 550.. P550.oo for one fucking plate.. and alam n’yo kung ano major materials nya? BUKO..! isang putanginang plato ng gawa sa buko worth 550..! and you want the people to patronize local products? ..magsusuntukan muna tayo bago mo… Read more »
Juan Dela Cruz
Guest

Very ambitious, It is impossible to achieve.

Jerry Lynch
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Here was my first post in Facebook this morning. After reading yet another American “news” article about Obama being called “a son of a whore” by Duterte it becomes necessary to make a correction. In my opinion the American press is doing itself, and our President a disservice by not reporting accurately. American news sources tend to favor a liberal agenda when reporting on American politics, but in this case they are not doing due diligence by watching the exchange Duterte had in which it was obvious he was calling the reporter that name, not Obama, and Duterte has also… Read more »
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gnogid
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“After reading yet another American “news” article about Obama being called “a son of a whore” by Duterte it becomes necessary to make a correction.” ======== To “make correction” at this time would be a futile attempt to deodorize the event. I don’t think there is room for correction when an official explanation was already given. That and the fact that the fiasco already yielded a lost opportunity on our part. “In my opinion the American press is doing itself, and our President a disservice by not reporting accurately.” ======== What is there to report accurately when it’s all there… Read more »
Jose Cuervo
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He attacked the American people in his china speech (attacked their character). Hatred is being fomented at full speed. What Filipinos don’t quite get is they Not everyone HATES America and the west. Not even China and now with Trump especially Not Russia. The Chinese are very formal and his words of hate towards a population and incorrectly assuming they area enemies of china had people cringing. I can assure you, this alone will justify an imbalanced relationship moving forward. It is one thing to attack diplomats in Washington but the constant hatred and bias against all non Filipino peoples… Read more »
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