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  • Propaganda Boy on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Would we have BEEN better if Marcos loyalists want to bring back New Society and Marcos Martial Law back for progress and self-reliance in reminiscence of Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
  • Propaganda Boy on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?@JOE BLOW, Take a look in North Korea, there is no freedom of the press and expression but there is state and government propaganda to brainwash NoKor about Kim leaders and legitimize the regine like this.
  • Propaganda Boy on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Anyone think of fascism and communism? Ngek Ngek, well, we said we wanted authoritarian regime with one-party state for progress. 1973 Constitution without amendments would been better without partylist and congress.
  • Propaganda Boy on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?John Baltazar, I think autocracy works, like that in China; it did in ancient times under Han and Qing dynasties.
  • Propaganda Boy on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?In North Korea, there is no democracy but it has propaganda to create more nuclear. In fascist regimes like Italy and Nazi, it abolished Democracy. Do we want autocracy?
  • Propaganda Boy on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?It would be good. Link But nondemocracy WOULD fit in the Philippines. @Ilda and @Benign0, You want discipline more than democracy in the Philippines just like that in China since Qin and Han dynasties of Ancient China?
  • John Baltazar on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Benevolent Dictatorship in the Philippines? I think it "fits" and will work wonders.
  • John Baltazar on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Great perspective! Compelling scenario! Now let's see it happen.
  • Robert Haighton on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Ronald, Reaganomics, Thatcherism: yes, I read about those 2. Dutertenomics? I am sorry, I must have been living under a rock the last 12 months. Excuse me? Those bodies in the streets are all "fake news" or "alternative facts"?
  • Ronald on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?@Robert Ever heard or read about "Dutertenomics"(a;ready posted here in GRP)? That's one of his goals while in his term as well as the agricultural plan. Too bad it was overtaken by "speak by the barrel of a rifle/gun" as you proclaimed thanks to biased media.
  • Klara on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?As what the son of a past visionary leader has been saying: MERITOCRACY And the power-grabbing "elites" dubbed the father a dictator just because the idea and the image serve their own interests to this day.
  • marius on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Seriously, zaxx? I expected better from you. Honestly, the quality of the articles being posted lately has dropped through the floor. As I remarked to Benign0, I can't help wondering if there's a reason for this. A highly compelling reason, as it were. Do you honestly think that ANY Filipino - never mind Duterte and his cabinet - has the intelligence, vision, and ability to run the Philippines like Singapore? I suppose there might be someone, somewhere, but he's probably in jail. Or dead. In any case, as Robert said, it's a foolish comparison. LKY himself said that he could...
  • JOE BLOW on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Just think how much fun you here at GRP will have when FREEDOM OF THE PRESS no longer exists, 'DUE PROCESS' is already gone, and when you are being thrown in jail for publishing an article that Big 'D' doesn't like....JUST REMEMBER :YOU ASKED FOR THIS !! SERIOUSLY, A BOX OF ROCKS IS SMARTER that the collective consciousness of the Filipino Nation. Duterte has had a hand in murdering nigh on 8,000 of your fellow citizens with out a TRIAL (just shoot 'em like dogs in the street!), POVERTY is still over 30% of the Filipino people living on $2/day...
  • JOE BLOW on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?SO, a mere 14 months after taking office, Duterte: Has proved he is FULL OF SHIT because he has NOR handed out 7,500 MEDALS he said he would give his fellow countrymen for KILLING 'ALLEGED' Druggies, he has declared Martial Law in Southern Mindanao and now ZAXX here is suggestting that Duterte abolish the Ciongress, AND WHAT ? Become a DICTATOR ? Well, YOU ASKED FOR IT ND YOU WILL SOON GET, BEND OVER COZ HERE IT COMES.... MARCOS 2.0 !!
  • Billy on Filipinos shrieking #JusticeForKian are turning Kian Loyd Delos Santos into a sad political agendaThe Philippine Police have become a special kind of terrorist sanctioned by the state. Their shiny badge gives them a license to officially terrorize everyone in the name of the law. The Philippine President is so artfully cunning ("If your life is in danger, shoot them!"). And the police are so gifted themselves being innovative and inventive as they can be- to protect and serve the Life-Outta of Everyone as mandated. Tanim-bala supplanted by tanim-droga at may baril pa! Very clever and innovative talaga!
  • Robert Haighton on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Zaxx Trump tried to run USA with a corporate/business government. So far, it doesnt work. And it will never work. Kim Jung un tries to run North Korea like a dictator. Does it work? No. Stop looking and comparing with Singapore. Look instead to countries like Norway or Sweden or Denmark. Or do you prefer Venezuela more? I dont think the Philippines ever enjoyed full freedom. If you want progress, you need progressive people in government but also on the ground (the Jane Do's and the John Do's). But everything feels, senses and speaks against freedom (and against progress) in...
  • d_forsaken on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?Because of the value placed on individual materialistic success in our society, we are surrounded by people primarily interested in getting something from others. Their attitudes are characterised by selfishness and a lack of empathy for others.
  • d_forsaken on Members of Congress represent what is wrong with Philippine societyA man who loves others based solely on how they make him feel, or what they do for him, is really not loving others at all - but loving only himself.
  • Robert Haighton on Why I Am Not Proud To Be FilipinoMaria, when a person is 18, he/she is an adult (adolescent) and not a teenager anymore. So pls behave like one and stop whining.
  • Well then... on Filipinos shrieking #JusticeForKian are turning Kian Loyd Delos Santos into a sad political agenda@brukokoy There's no solid evidence to say that. Yes, it's possible that he could have been involved in drugs, but have you also considered the possibility that evidence was planted by the cops at the scene? @gebot That clearly wasn't the point of the article. "It's just a boy", but that doesn't make this issue any less important because these are valid concerns regarding the safety of the public. Each individual case like this is important and is worth discussing. The surprising thing is that this became a fad while tons of other similar issues didn't.
  • d_forsaken on Filipinos shrieking #JusticeForKian are turning Kian Loyd Delos Santos into a sad political agendaIf they assume the ‘truth’ to be negotiable based on whether or not it serves their agenda, then their agenda has become their ‘truth.’ And the ‘truth’ of the matter is, when they do this they’ve chosen to take a treacherous path through some very deep woods where neither path nor woods exist.
  • irish_game@yahoo.ca on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?now we all see how congress and the judiciary destroys the philippines.
  • GoodBoy on Filipinos shrieking #JusticeForKian are turning Kian Loyd Delos Santos into a sad political agendaClearly this isn't the first time there's such this case of police abuse, brutality and deceit and cover up! (For one there's John dela Riarte, 27, who then figured in a traffic accident before, was also a victim by some arresting members of the police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) who reportedly handcuffed him and led him to their vehicle but then later lay dead from four gunshots to the neck, chest and waist. He had no criminal record and was not a drug user. He was on first day on the job but turned out to be his last day...
  • Hyden007Toro9999.999 on Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?We, Filipinos, don't understand how "Democracy" works. The American colonizers, after they bought us from Spain in the Treaty of Paris; forced this form of government, down to our throats. It worked for them, maybe, but not for us... Democracy for us is: "Buy the People; Fool the People and Off the People"... The Culture of Political Padrinos; the Culture of Corruption; and the Culture of Cheating in Elections are the RoadBlocks to finding True Leaders, in our country... Feudalism is still with us; the Oligarchy dictates, who will be in power, to protect their vested interests. Look at the...
  • Ronan Paul on Why I Am Not Proud To Be FilipinoI am proud being a Zamboangueño because that is my Ethnicity or Ethnolinguistic Nation I belong. Whereas being a Filipino, is referring to one's CITIZENSHIP, of which you can just change anytime you want to.
  • Maria F. on Why I Am Not Proud To Be FilipinoI'm a Filipino living in the UK and ALL the Filipinos I have met have been hateful, judgemental, ill mannered and abusive. I'm 18 years old and since the age of 14 ( that's when I moved to the UK) I've had nothing but abuse and gossips spread about me only because I work a professional musician and graduated with honors and started my business which is a music school when when I was 16. It's sad because I hoped that I could mix in with people who have similar roots and I even offered free music lessons to build...
  • Thomas Chiong Sy on Filipinos shrieking #JusticeForKian are turning Kian Loyd Delos Santos into a sad political agendaIt's a tragedy if this was a case of police abuse, however it was mentioned that there was cctv footage of the crime. I wish I can find it somehow.
  • brukokoy on Filipinos shrieking #JusticeForKian are turning Kian Loyd Delos Santos into a sad political agendahe deserves to die because he's a drug addict and a yellow tard. soon his family will join him. Good job duterte and police. cleanse this country of yellowtards
  • Job on 3 things holding the Philippines back from becoming another SingaporeWe can spend forever analyzing the state of our education and the multitude of other problems with our society, which are true enough, but we should try and understand how we got into this mess. It's not being colonized or the 'yellows' or the yanks, or any of the other thousand feeble excuses we want to believe 'did it to us', where we take no responsibility. Our mindset and mentality is mostly to blame. The way we blame all and sundry & never ourselves, the effort we put into backstabbing and making excuses, our laziness, our jealousy, our desire to...