Agot Isidro showed her ignorance and lack of breeding when she called Duterte a psychopath

Former Filipino celebrity Agot Isidro found new fame as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s critic. In a recent Facebook post, she played psychiatrist and diagnosed Duterte as a psychopath:

Unang-una, walang umaaway sa iyo. As a matter of fact, ikaw ang nang-aaway.

Pangalawa, yung bansa Kung saan ka inuluklok ng 16 million out of 100+ million people ay Third World. Kung makapagsalita ka parang superpower and pilipinas eh. At excuse me, ayaw namin magutom. Mag-isa ka na Lang. wag kang mandamay. Hindi na nga nakakain ang nakararami, gugutumin mo pa lalo.

Pangatlo, may kilala along psychiatrist. Patingin ka. Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath.

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Agot Isidro resorted to name-calling in her effort to criticise President Duterte.
Agot Isidro resorted to name-calling in her effort to criticise President Duterte.
I would like to ask real psychiatrists what they think about Isidro’s opinion on Duterte. I don’t think professional psychiatrists would give out their opinion, especially not in public, without first meeting and assessing the person during a series of consultations. It would be irresponsible and unprofessional if they did.

Sadly, since Isidro is not a professional psychiatrist, she was irresponsible in her post. She resorted to name-calling the highest official in the land. Unfortunately, because she has a lot of followers, her post has become viral and is being hailed by Duterte’s critics. These people are exhibiting double standards.

Apparently, when a Liberal Party supporter like Isidro labels the new President a “psychopath”, it is okay. But when former President BS Aquino’s critics label him a “retard”, it’s called “bullying”. For six years, LP supporters either ignored BS Aquino’s deranged psychopathic behaviour or justified it. His lack of empathy was evident particularly in the aftermath of tragedies when he habitually smiled and/or made sarcastic remarks, like when he responded to a looting victim in Tacloban City during the height of the Yolanda tragedy, “Buhay ka pa naman di ba?” (“But you did not die, right?”). The term “Noytard” was even coined by his critics because they think his behaviour during his term in office was retarded.

As a political observer, I noticed that BS Aquino’s handlers have learned to stop him from committing gaffes by putting him on a tight leash. They did not allow him to make a lot of impromptu statements in the media so as to avoid public relations disasters like his comments during the Yolanda tragedy. A lot of people also noted that BS Aquino avoided making statements even when he should have made one. An example of this was when news broke out about the deaths of 44 members of the Special Action Force in the hands of the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front. BS Aquino was only forced to appear before the media to make a statement about the tragedy after a public uproar erupted. And even with his handlers’ tight leash on him, BS Aquino still managed to make inappropriate remarks that were cringe-worthy and showed his lack of compassion for the victims.  

President Duterte strongly empathises with  victims of injustice.
President Duterte strongly empathises with victims of injustice.
Going back to Isidro’s Facebook post, aside from being irresponsible, she also showed her ignorance of Philippine history. According to her, members of the international community are not picking a fight with Duterte and it is only Duterte who is picking a fight. She is wrong. First of all, some members of foreign media and some foreign dignitaries undermine Duterte’s leadership when they meddle with local Philippine affairs by criticising him. The worst part is, they criticise him and his policies based on incomplete or fabricated information coming from local media and political enemies who want to destabilize the Duterte government.

Second, Duterte’s beef with the U.S. is deep-seated. He was even vocal about his resentments a few weeks ago before and after he left for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits in Vientiane, Laos. It has something to do with the massacre of 600 Moro people by American soldiers in 1906 which, Duterte reminds us, the U.S. has so far not apologised for.

It is too bad that Isidro and her followers aren’t smart enough to understand where Duterte is coming from. It’s probably because Isidro and her followers do not have empathy for the suffering of the Moros who were displaced from their own lands. They probably think it’s not their problem anyway. If Duterte is a real psychopath, he wouldn’t feel sorry for the victims at all. Besides, real psychopaths kill or hurt others for fun. I don’t think Duterte does that. In fact, the reason why Duterte is angry or pissed off is because of the injustices committed by local and foreign entities in the past against Filipinos. That seems rational enough.

Some Filipino politicians who are also members of the Philippine oligarchy do act like psychopaths. They don’t care about the suffering of their own compatriots. For six years, BS Aquino government didn’t care about the plight of the commuters who lined up for hours waiting for MRT trains that broke down often. And what about the time when some farmers were massacred when they held a rally at Mendiola to protest the unfair treatment of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan at the Hacienda Luisita? The Aquino family never apologised for that. That is enough evidence to prove that they lack empathy – a sign they could be psychopaths.

Isidro is obviously showing her bias. She can’t see that the previous government did not care about the status of the poor when they were in power. Ironically, she probably thought she was being a responsible citizen by telling the public that Duterte is a psychopath. She just showed her lack of breeding and ignorance. She should realise that losing foreign aid will hardly affect the poor because for decades, the poor hardly benefitted from it. Most of the donations, whether in cash or kind, were likely pocketed by politicians anyway.

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113 Comments on “Agot Isidro showed her ignorance and lack of breeding when she called Duterte a psychopath”

  1. Psychopathy is an rather fuzzily-defined spectrum of disorders, not a single diagnosis. There is a lot of overlap with Cluster B personality disorders and no real agreement on exactly what it is.

    My personal experience is that a disturbing number of Filipinos (10-20%) would score high on the PCL-R and similar instruments. That wouldn’t necessarily make them psychopaths; it just means that have (some) behavioral traits associated with psychopathy.

    If we assume Duterte is an average Filipino, that suggests there’s a 1-in-10 chance of Isidoro being right (by pure luck rather than accurate diagnosis).

    1. marius, I know you’re trying to score some cheap points again against Filipinos. I think that’s dirty. Dirty in the sense that you continue to hide who you really are. And cowardice because by being ‘invisible’ the other side cannot touch you. ????

      Clever, marius but cowardice to the max! ????

      1. WTF are you talking about gnogid?

        Are we going to do that “who are you really?” thing again? I am so curious: do they teach you to deflect arguments like that in school? Because there are a dozen other posters here who do the exact same thing.

        Here are some typical markers of psychopathy:

        – poor grasp of moral rules (that is, a basic inability to comprehend their purpose and meaning, rather than deliberate flouting of rules)

        – impulsiveness, including sexual impulsiveness; lack of foresight, lack of awareness of consequences

        -limited range of emotions; unable to experience certain emotions such as fear.

        – limited or complete absence of empathy, resulting in callous behavior towards others (using, violence, etc).

        Sound like anybody you know?

        Ilda is incorrect that psychopaths kill or hurt others “for fun”. They do it because they don’t view others as human beings. Other people and animals in the universe are just puppets on a movie set.

        Two common outcomes:

        – They have some need that they want fulfilled, and if another person can fulfil that need, they will be used and discarded.

        – They are doing “experiments”. Because they can observe that other people feel things that they don’t, they often try to elicit such feelings (eg, fear) to observe them. It interests them.

        1. You know me marius, I never deflect anything. You very well know that. All I want is a level-playing field. I don’t want to engage a phantom, one who is not standing toe to toe with me. One who hides behind a facade.

          In other words, I don’t like cheating because cheating is the refuge of cowards. It is all up to you to prove I’m wrong, marius. ????

        2. It isn’t up to me to prove I’m wrong. You can choose to engage me on facts if you wish. If you don’t, that’s your choice.

          As for the “who are you anyway” meme, it’s not cowardice. It’s prudence. So don’t bait me with that one. We’re living in a country where people will shoot you without remorse if they think you’ve said something to “offend” them (in other words, as I said, a country with far too many psychopaths). Under those circumstances, you have two choices:

          – say nothing;
          – say what needs saying, but don’t paint a target on your forehead.

        3. And just to be clear here: I’m not agreeing that Duterte was a psychopath. I have no idea if he is or not.

          I was simply making a tongue-in-cheek observation that, since a lot of Filipinos have (let’s say) serious personality problems, Isidro might be close to the mark by pure coincidence.

        4. The woman that wrote the article hit the nail on the head. Duterte is a psychopath and takes pleasure in killing people with zero remorse. As far as Marius she/he is very wise in hiding her identity since Duterte would either have the person accused of being another drug dealer in which case the person would either be arrested or shot vigilante style. Or some Filipino would take offense and shoot them then claim they were drug dealers. This is the atmosphere Duterte has created where fear and murder under a premise of Justice served is an excuse for killing your neighbor because he pizzed you off and not just getting away with it but being held up as a hero.

        5. We’re living in a country where people will shoot you without remorse if they think you’ve said something to “offend” them (in other words, as I said, a country with far too many psychopaths). Under those circumstances, you have two choices:
          – say nothing;
– say what needs saying, but don’t paint a target on your forehead.

          That’s textbook description of cowardice.

          How come you’re afraid to even say where you’re from when the rest have no problem saying it? There are people here that deserved to be shot for their nonsense posts and yakking more than yours.

          Unless you are a drug addict or pusher, there is simply no reason to be afraid.

          “…a lot of Filipinos have (let’s say) serious personality problems…”

          But where’s proof of that?

        6. That’s textbook description of cowardice.

          If you stood up in a room full of psychopaths and said, “you know what, you guys are all psychopaths”, I wouldn’t call you brave. I’d call you an idiot with a deathwish.

          As usual, gnogid, you’re just derailing the discussion with ad hominems and goading. Just like every other Filipino who doesn’t like what he hears and can’t answer with facts.

          Someone back there told me to ‘stop generalizing’. It’s really hard to stop generalizing when every Filipino does the same things, all the time. Your education system does a wonderful job of turning out carbon copies.

        7. But where’s proof of that?

          The Philippines is prima facie proof. Look at it. I mean, just look at it. Do sane, well-balanced, confident, socially-minded, “family-oriented” people create a country that looks like the Philippines? Yes or no?

          I could give you any number of stories from this country that are so rare in functioning countries that they’re jobs for the police and/or social services. I’m talking about murder, child abuse, child-selling, animal abuse, extreme psychological abuse, theft and fraud, perversion of justice, etc etc etc. Acts like this are carried out only by people who have massive psychological issues.

          Here? “That’s our culture. It’s because we’re good family-oriented Christians”.

          Well, sorry, but this is the only place on the planet where I’ve heard the word “Christian” used to mean “psychopath”.

        8. That is why I don’t want you to be a phantom. You have something to say but you chose to be a coward. You chose to hide.

          So, all those things you are saying will not merit into anything until you step up on the level playing field. You want to play comparison, go ahead but show your self so that people will have basis.

          Right now, by choice, you don’t exist marius. ????

        9. That is why I don’t want you to be a phantom.

          What is why? You want to make sure somebody permanently shuts me up? Come on gnogid. Spell it out. Nobody insults Pinoy Pride and lives, right? Let’s kill the critics and prove that we’re not psychopaths!

          How many times do you think I’ve heard this: “You better not criticize. Someone will kill you”.

          Prima facie proof, gnogid. Only psychopaths talk like that. An American or a European might tell you to STFU. He will not threaten your life and mean it.

          You’ve got no facts at all to put up against my assertions, have you? You know what I said is true. I’m willing to bet you have relatives who behave as I described.

        10. What is why? You want to make sure somebody permanently shuts me up? Come on gnogid. Spell it out.

          Phantom – a ghost

          Shuts you up? You afraid of that? I thought I was just guessing when I called you a coward.????

          No, seriously, marius, I’m nobody here.

          I just said you have something to say. My only issue with you is you refuse to tell people where you are from. It matters, marius, because you play the game of comparison. If you have no identify or no uniform, I don’t know what team you belong to. Like I said, cheating is the refuge of……. ????

        11. Only in the Philippines is common sense called “cheating”.

          Anonymity is standard practice on all bulletin boards, gnogid, and nobody else whines about it as much as Filipinos. Do I ask or care where you’re from? No. I take your comments at face value, although it’s obvious you’re a Filipino from your lack of debating skills.

          I’m pointing out that threats to kill are commonplace here … and followed up. Regularly. You’re unable to contradict this, so you start talking about something irrelevant.

          “I don’t know which country you are from therefore you’re a coward and your argument is invalid”. Yeah, OK. I’d rather hide behind my “cowardice” than the huge mountain of bullshit that the Filipino puts up to defend his Pride.

        12. Why? Because you say so?

          So, still no facts to present, eh, gnogid?

          Well, you know what they say: never argue with idiots, they’ll just drag you down to their level and beat you there.

        13. Oh, I missed a pretty important one from the list: psychopaths are experts at bullying and manipulation to get what they want. It’s one reason why they practice eliciting negative emotions from others.

  2. Isn’t there a message going around in Facebook lately asking for people to stop namecalling with mental illness words, like Abnoy, autistic and others? Perhaps that should refer to Isidro’s use of “psycopath” as well. Aren’t there good and harmless psychopaths too? hehe

  3. Unang una, it’s the media’s fault reporting exaggerated reports kaya nagcocoment ang mga internations groups and Du30 is just responding telling them to fuck off..

    Pangalawa, it’s not about being gutom, it’s about pagiging tanga na palagi nalang umaasa sa iba para mabuhay. So palagi nalang ba tau aasa ng abuloy para mabuhay?

    Pangatlo, baka ikaw may tupak kasi may kakilala kang psychiatrist at sa kanya ka nagkokonsult?

    1. it shows pride para sa burara nyong presidente! So tumahimik na lang sya! Its better to keep his mouth shut kung wlang magandang sasabihin. Btw hindi nman tayu humihingi sa eu o sa us kung may pangangailangan tayo sa relief goods sila ang kusang tumutulong…Tama si agot..parte ka din ng pagiging psychopath ng presidente…

      1. Says the actual psychopath who thinks na ang pagiging ‘burara’ ay sa bibig lamang at hindi sa kapabayaan. Such hypocrisy.

        Oh yeah, when Duterte will be ousted then you should be glad. It will be a “Happy Days are Here Again” for you and the rest of your fellow Yellow Psychopaths.

    2. ABS repeatedly replay the the bad news against the non yellow president.. Martial law or total revolution mentality is in the horizon

  4. president duterte’s critics might be all connected with drugs/protecting relatives on drugs. why are they against the war on drugs? will they go hungry without drugs?

  5. I agree with Ms Agot Isidro, PDU30 is a psychopath not a bipolar. Kung ayaw nyo ng psychopath sige ‘sira ulo’ na lang ????

  6. People should read this statement by the Psychological Assocition of the Philippines.

    Perhaps Isidro is free to express that Duterte is a psychopath. But that doesn’t mean what she said is necessarily true.

    By the way… we GRP writers, as far as I know, never called Aquino “abnoy.”

  7. This is what happens when you parade “self-confessed” killers without proper vetting in the Senate and broadcast it on national television. People start to get idiotic ideas such as this “psychopath” statement.

  8. This is what happens when you parade “self-confessed” killers without proper vetting in the Senate and broadcast it on national television. People get BS ideas such as this “psychopath” statement.

  9. My take on the issue is, Agot Isidro harshly criticized Pres. Duterte to the point that she called him a psychopath. Nope, there was no attempt to diagnose, for she is not a pro psych. Taking it as a diagnosis only means Ms. Isidro’s criticism really registered strongly that Pres. Duterte’s followers can only respond to it in a sarcastic way.

    The only question that must be address is, did Ms. Isidro had a point? I think she has. Let us examined the quoted statement of hers.

    Unang-una, walang umaaway sa iyo. As a matter of fact, ikaw ang nang-aaway.

    Looks like she’s right on target there. Wala naman talagang umaaway kay Pres. Duterte but he always project and act as if he’s ready to fight. He curses, he projects arrogance of power and just showed disrespect to traditional demeanors a public official should submit to. More or less that is the impression created and I’m one that agrees with it.

    Pangalawa, yung bansa Kung saan ka inuluklok ng 16 million out of 100+ million people ay Third World. Kung makapagsalita ka parang superpower and pilipinas eh.

    Again, was she wrong in saying we are third world? Of course not. Ang masama kung sinabi n’yang third world tayo kaya we have to act like third world. She’s right in saying we are no superpower to speak with arrogance and indiscretion.

    At excuse me, ayaw namin magutom. Mag-isa ka na Lang. wag kang mandamay. Hindi na nga nakakain ang nakararami, gugutumin mo pa lalo.

    In fairness, Ms. Isidro do not belong to those who says “ayaw naming magutom” because she’s not really poor. What she’s trying to say there was poor people should not be sacrificed by an act that is counterproductive.

    Finally, why can’t we people admit that public officials, will alway be criticized no matter what? It comes with the territory. Ms. Isidro has all the right to say what she said. She’s just exercising her right like the rest of us. Reading some comments here, it’s pretty obvious that she touched a raw nerve in expressing an observation that a growing number of people are starting to notice. ????

    1. Looks like she’s right on target there. Wala naman talagang umaaway kay Pres. Duterte but he always project and act as if he’s ready to fight.

      Correction, walang nangaaway sakanya PUBLICLY. The president received intelligence reports that US doesn’t like him because he can’t be controlled by them. There are inside talks of US allying with some internal powers here to oust Duterte. Of course I can’t provide evidence for this so feel free to take my words with a grain of salt.

      But only a fool would think that the president isn’t receiving any sort of animosity from our foreign “allies” behind the scenes.

      1. Indeed. Ever heard of the Meiring incident back in 2002 in a certain Davao city hotel? Duterte even reckoned that some from the US intelligentsia have already been trying to plot for his assassination, perhaps learning of his leanings towards its presence in the country.

        I have longed for such a leader like him to step up the podium and make this country feel like we can get it going as an independent sovereign nation — and not an extension of some other nation’s political interests.

        The question is, why just now, this present time ? Why hasn’t this been this way back when we attained our independence in 1946 ? How much Philippines could have been great to live in now had this type of leadership been established generations ago — and not run by these feudal minded oligarchs.

        I am looking forward towards the rise of meritocracy in this nation. Peace.

      2. Granting for the sake of discussion that your “correction” is true…..

        1. Is being disrespectful, arrogant and just plain rude the answer to all of it? You think acting like a hoodlum is the better way to address the issue? Was there an event in history that a leader who resort to calling names, swears or curses created goodwill and benefit for his country?

        2. Pres. Duterte will not be the first leader who will experience being disliked. Others have been hated even but it did not stop them to be civil and formal. It happens everyday to every leader because it is part and parcel of the office. Not everybody, not even the majority will like you.

        3. And being not liked is not bad per se. It maybe a result of not being widely known or being misinterpreted. It’s a normal thing in public life and the president, being a trap, should have known that.

        4. To a certain extent, it is in fact a test of one’s capability to effectively lead.

        5. May umaaway o wala, there is no reason to display a very unpresidential behavior. A leader should set an example of being steady, cool and compose. Everybody likes a leader who embodies a positive character. One who inspires and encourage people on something that is good in them or in their country.

        6. We don’t need a leader who is always on a “pants-on-fire” mode. We don’t need a temperamental leader that always sets us up to be angry and volatile and emotional. We don’t need a leader who appears to be always looking for trouble.

        Lastly, we don’t need a leader who will further divide us in order for him to rule with fervor.

  10. Most people still can’t see the whole point nor comprehend the idea/need to change our “Nation Branding” – an act of creating a favourable/competitive Image & Identity (1st in politics, next economic) in the world/international Relations. Inorder to attract investors, Philippines need to get the attention, respect and equal treatment we deserve, PDU30 is trying very hard to enhance our “nation branding” through

    I. STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

    – know our nation is & where we stands today (reality & internal/external perceptions)

    – know where we wants to get to;

    – know how we going to get there.

    II. SUBSTANCE
    is the elective execution of that strategy in the form of new economic, legal, political, social, cultural, and educational activity: the real innovations, businesses, legislation, reforms,investments, institutions, and policies which will bring about the desired progress.

    III. SYMBOLIC ACTIONS
    are a particular species of substance that happen to have an intrinsic communicative power: they
    might be innovations, structures, legislation, reforms, investments, institutions, or policies that are especially suggestive,
    remarkable, memorable, picturesque, newsworthy, topical, poetic, touching, surprising, or dramatic. Most importantly, they are emblematic of the strategy: they are at the same time a component of the national story and the means of telling it.

  11. You are obviously the one who is biased and protecting your Lord Duterte. Ms. Isidro has all the right criticize Duterte, a public official, just as you Dutertards had all the right to criticize Pnoy when he was in position. So why would you censure her? So please do not justify your Lord Duterte at the expense of another in the person of Pnoy because he is done and away with. Secondly, why do you blame the media when they were just reporting what they have seen and heard? They are not literary writers to use their “creative imagination” as Duterte’s handlers speak of in order to understand Duterte. It should be Duterte who should know how to handle the media as what they did during the campaign. Thirdly, Ms. Agot has the right to claim that Duterte is a psychopath for having declared that he “would be happy to slaughter” 3M Filipino drug addicts (and none of the shabu makers, so far, unfortunately) while he alluded himself to Hitler for having killed 6M Jews. In addition, you are the one who have not understood where Duterte is coming from. Why? Because you have not appreciated that he is a product of a harsh childhood as he often alluded to being belted by his father, not with leather belt but, with sting-ray’s tail. If you don’t know what it looks like, check it out. Obviously that Duterte has not resolved that to himself until now even at his age. He has not forgiven and no wonder Duterte is insensitive and punitive. In addition, Duterte has a severe case of Tourette Syndrome. Check it out if you don’t know what it is.

    1. Unfortunately, Yellowtards and psychopath have the same meaning. Like you, for example.

      Look, here comes the hypocritical ‘disente’ crowd trolling on this site.

    2. Ms. Isidro has all the right criticize Duterte, a public official, just as you Dutertards had all the right to criticize Pnoy when he was in position. So why would you censure her?

      Uhh ‘cuz she’s a public figure and people have all the right to criticize her???

    3. Duterte is sure laughing this all off as Agot, the second rate actress, had nothing productive or relevant to say to the public other than being the desperate attention whore.

      I salute Duterte for even not taking notice of this hoot of an idiot thinking she must be saying so intelligently over any matter concerning this country. Duterte knows there are much more important and far greater things to do than to listen to some “tanga” working in the lowest of low entertainment industry in the country.

      The fact that she could yap her butt off and still alive for it tells me how unaware she ever is of her rights being respected by the president even with all his grandiose verbose about crime and those he intended to mete justice to.

  12. Ms. Isidro’s comment is uncalled for…I think, she is the one who needs a Psychiatric examination !

    Aquino has really a mental issue. He is an amoral person, and does not care about the suffering of people ! Instead, he cares, to give himself , “honors”…by buying an Honorary PhD degree , from Fordham University. Aquino ha been suffering from paranoia.

    What accomplishments did Aquino have, to be awarded such Honorary PhD degree ? Shabu business ?

    The proliferation of Shabu drug in our country, is the result of Aquino’s irresponsibility. Ms. Isidro should look at the situation of our country. Our country is now a NARCO Republic…so, it is not the time to play politics … Grow up, Ms. Isidro ! Your immaturity is showing !

    1. It’s worth recalling that one of the pieces of evidence submitted to the court in the annulment case filed by Duterte’s former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, was a psychological assessment report prepared by Dr. Natividad Dayan, former president of the International Council of Psychologists.
      Dayan said Duterte “was suffering from ‘Antisocial Narcissistic Personality Disorder,’ with aggressive features with his gross indifference, insensitivity and self-centeredness, his grandiose sense of self-entitlement, his manipulative behaviors, his lies and his deceits as well as his pervasive tendency to demean, humiliate others and violate their rights and feelings.”
      Dayan concluded: “From all indications, Rodrigo’s personality disturbance, which constitutes his psychological incapacity, is deemed serious, incurable and with antecedents.” so as Digong…. hahahahahahaha

  13. Ms. Isidro has all the right criticize Duterte, a public official, just as you Dutertards had all the right to criticize Pnoy when he was in position. So why would you censure her?

    Because famous people like her are also fair game to criticism whenever they try to shove their ideas down people’s throats.

  14. Leila De Lima, Lenny Robredo and now Agot Isidro.

    I can see a pattern here that may snowball and could spell disaster for the Duterte administration. ????

  15. In the Failippines showbiz industry, everybody was famous for 15 minutes. In Facebook, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter. Failipinos (including the likes of Agot Isidro) want their 15 minutes and are willing to do anything to get it.

  16. Psychopath is a very strong accusation against the President especially that the accuser is not a psychiatrist. Agot should have made a thorough research, gather facts before posting her post on social media. Remember, she was not accusing her neighbor, in which the world does not care, but accusing the Head of our country without any evidence. Critics are complaining the Duterte is destroying our image when in fact it’s them who keep name calling our Leader, and the world pick those info up. Now who has destroyed our image?

  17. L.DeLimas, Ma.Lourdes Sereno, L.Robredo, A.Isidro, the MAREMAD keep on coming. Mad Female horses all neighing against the Patriarch. They are being used by the prince of the power of the air to sow discord and confusion to this land, the last bastion of Christianity in the east.

    M-A-R-E-M-A-D is the acronym of the seven last presidents of the land from Marcos to Duterte.
    Call it spiritual fatalism but that is the power of the adversary in order to prevent the spiritual progression of the people. Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin.

    1. “Last Bastion of Christianity in the East” bwahahaha! You mean the land where arbitrary killings are defended by its citizens.

      1. Pushers, killed by their bosses trying to get rid of evidence. Yes. They would still be alive if Duterte didn’t do anything to stop their drug business. But would you want them to continue with their business? No.

        These dead people were in business with the wrong crowd. That’s their fault.

        Duterte can do them justice by carrying the drug war to its conclusion.

  18. Agot Isidro. I don’t even know why her words are taken as gospel. I’ve always had a special loathing for ph media since I was way younger.

    Because they always go for the bottom of the barrel when trying to show reality to the audience. I knew even when I was 8 how ph media and their cohort public personalities are never to be taken seriously, are borderline either patronizingly dishonest or really “tanga” type — and specifically the most annoying of their sort.

    Hearing about Duterte from abroad has been a perfume to my nostrils. As a millenial I have far been angry and worn out about the endless corruption plaguing the nation — with the people at the top who only wish to prolong this class division. Other than Ramon Magsaysay, Duterte has been the only president in history who is genuinely concerned for everyone in the country and not for their own financial and political interests.

    Agot, you can say the hell you want, and be grateful that Duterte has allowed you freedom of speech to denigrate and even slander him. In whatever you say or what ph oligarchy media says, you are more and more affirming Duterte as a fair and objective leader who is not crawling in his safe space in order to shield himself from a lot of backlash — even from international entities.

    And that’s admirable for someone who represents our nation.

  19. “Defended by its citizens.” Not so my brother, they have been deceived by a second hand faith called “certitude” just like those who defend and support the civil rights crusaders.

    You see, the liberals (humanist, secularists) and the conservatives (religious, fanatics) are really brothers under the skin. They are both intent on denying God of the element of mystery. They both have figured out God and patented then packaged it into a reductionist system.

    I believe God is a dynamic God involved in history and moving it toward an ultimate goal. Proverbs 20:24 & Malachi 1:11
    The prince of darkness is also busy thwarting the plans of redemption through history and this nation where you and I and everybody are the sinners are in his list as a priority to be enslaved forever. Now is the time for your AWAKENING.

  20. As a journalist, you deal in facts and realities. Your method of handling dissenting opinion is deplorable. Do you really feel you are entitled to trash other people’s personal opinion? You stoop so low as to diminish her character calling her uneducated and lacked breeding. Do you really have to take it to the personal level? This characterizes you as journalistic bully.

      1. I read something that classified independent blogs that comment on the news as “citizen journalism.” So we’re journalists according to that. But in a way, we’re not quite journalists, too. I’ll write something about that.

        1. They’re not journalists, but trying hard writers. Journalists need to be educated. Looking at their posts, the writers don’t seem to be educated from a good school. I don’t wonder why they put this blog in line with Mocha Uson blogs.

        2. @Jen:

          Journalists need to be educated. Looking at their posts, the writers don’t seem to be educated from a good school. I don’t wonder why they put this blog in line with Mocha Uson blogs.

          kek and you seem that most journalists from the mainstream media are educated as well? Not all of them because most of the mainstream media are biased. And you fail to realize it. Go figure.

  21. Ms. isidro’s scathing remarks about Pres. Duterte has led to a question about Duterte’s fitness to lead the country. Given that developmemt, I’m of the belief that in the coming days even Duterte’s capability to lead the military and police would be put to question. ????

    1. Yeah sure, we’ll just see about that gnome.

      Being a so called “celebrity” is not enough for some people, no, now they want to be taken serious without realizing that what actually comes out of their mouth is just annoying and pervasive stupidity. And when people start to listen to those dumbasses it leads to the devaluation of real expertise, resulting in a reduction of intelligent thought.

      What’s next? Let Kris Aquino guest-edit “The Economist”?

      When the Large Hardon Collider spits out a new particle, they get a scientist to comment on it. Maybe instead we should listen to what AlDub have to say and get information from them, while they make some idiotic face.

      1. You’re beating around the bush Jim. What exactly is your beef against Ms. Isidro’s comment? You continue to circle and practically say nothing except insult. ????

        1. If my opinions and what I said was not crystal clear to you, then I really think there is something wrong with your ability to comprehend things.

        2. To take some second rate actress’ opinion on Duterte’s mannerism seriously as basis to say he’s not fit to lead the country really says of one’s level of infantile mentality that a lot of Filipinos still possess.

  22. I’m sharing and spreading this because proudly I’m not a graduate of a known university like you but plainly just using my brain.
    To Ms Agot Isidro:
    You’re way older than me.. (Well, obviously..) After reading your post and the response you had from Mr Anthony Contreras due to your false and illiterate opinion.. I am surprised to know that you’re way more ignorant from undergraduates when it comes to politics literacy. How & why? Measuring your answers and opinions in the held back issue with president’s hot topic? Your answer were not proofread enough since it was too naive & shallow. Your much comfort of our country’s dependency to US & UE is what keeping us held back and lenient. Your shallow mind makes us look as if we cannot stand on our own. Since we’ve been known way from the past about the unrelated ancestors who took over us along with different countries, one of them were Americans. You should have read much more of our history as to why Philippines have always been a bulls eye to many, for you to define it ignorantly as whatever you think or called it. Because basically, it shows up your brain were all tied up and infected by your league (LP) to the facts and truth that Philippines is a hidden strength of immeasurable unity & numerous treasures prior of getting foreign aids from US & UE secretly taking us for granted and knowingly keeping us for their own prosperity and sake. If they would ever back out for giving us aid just because of the harsh words they got from our president, then it clearly means that they don’t deserve us to collide with any of them. It would take a wise man to understand the cost of protecting the country from it’s country’s harshness, rather than take them by sugarcoating and sarcasms just to get respect and trust. That’s way better than asking for pity and be so-called cowards. Because in terms, that’s what you’re asking for our president to do. I personally declare that a country that shows dignity and solitude in providing aid will try to acknowledge our provoking standards as a nation and we should never feel sorry about it because surely, they should be the one taking risks and not us. So kindly, throw out your basic knowledge of showing care to the Philippines and spreading lies of being one of us to starve if indeed you’re just plainly justifying your incompetency. Because if you really are a true Filipino.. We would rather starve than be so-called puppets up until this generation still to remain as third world by your blinded political literacy.

  23. In Elizabeth Zimmerman’s annulment suit against her husband Duterte, the psychiatrist’s evaluation of him was that he was a sociopath and a psychopath with a narcissistic personality disorder.
    So yes, Agot Isidro did know wherof she spoke. The Duterte followers are shooting from the hip and, as usual, missing badly.

    1. You obviously haven’t experienced or very knowledgeable about the many crap that involves the annulment procedure in the Philippines.

    2. Not all narcissists are psychopaths. Milo Yiannopolous is one example. He’s the editor of Breitbart news but he’s not a psychopath. Psychopaths are usually anti social types and are prone to not function socially with the rest of society. So far, you’re only speculating and assuming as if it’s been nade a fact.

  24. I tried to read all the comments here and I’d like to point out 3, First: Dale Jose Gazar. I like your ideas. I think that’s what our govt. is doing right now as it moving forward towards a goal which we aspire for our country, supposedly through a common consensus. It could be done with the big base support of the Prez amongst our people. I’ve been working in the grassroots for many years and time & again assisted our people here in our locality to think for themselves, critically that is, with a 3-pronged target and/or methods: participation, transparency, accountability. Owwss, call me an idealist but nevertheless, I’m trying, we are trying down here……
    Bobby: I’ve scrutinized the Prez enough to be able to conclude that he does not have a serious case of Tourette’s syndrome. Is there a tic somewhere, or is he “mali-mali?”…. His cussing I think is a habit, and as habits are, like an indelible ink in the brain, are hard to break. I’ve made a research on this and the suggestion was to replace the old habit with a new & better one and requires a lot of discipline. Our Prez is already old, I don’t think he would be able to break this habit, so let’s leave him at that, he has more important and crucial things to do on hand.
    Abnoy-Psychopath, you talked about the “records” of the Prez as reasons why Ms. Zimmerman asked for legal separation from him, how about that psycha report re: Penoy made by Fr. Bulatao that went viral, too?
    And lastly, to Marius, if you’re from the US of A….well, I think people there are a lot crazier that what we have here…… they had a student who was on Prozac who killed some of his classmates, schoolmates, and teachers (reports said that he always imagined himself in his video game killing the people in his school & his rampage was triggered by the fact that he was not accepted in the army); then Tim McVeigh, you know the one who bombarded a kindergarten school building, Black Lives Matters, LGBT, scandals (also) surrounding Obama, the Clintons (and the alleged hidden rape cases of Bill, and the Lewisnky fiasco), so in fact, taking them into juxtaposition with one another, ours here in Pinas pale with theirs (or yours), right?
    In my history classes in high school and college, we talked about former “ardent” nationalistic presidents who did not last long in their positions because an “alien country’s” operatives deemed it necessary to eliminate them because they would run counterproductive to their own “interests” in our country (in the opinion of my teacher/prof), to name them: Magsaysay (who was killed in a mysterious plane crash), Garcia (Filipino First Policy), Macapagal (Marcos was the more favored); even EDSA I (according to some sources) was “planned” by them……. So you see why the reaction of our current Prez? I think he knows as we did/do. We were never really & truly “independent” or “sovereign” as a nation.

  25. You cannot teach old dogs new tricks. PRRD is a revelation and a shock at that. Never a politician been so colorful as PRRD but come to think of it, does any body here never curses in their entire life? Thing is we did, we do and we will. If we have the right to curse why can’t he? He’s been cursing since Day 1 and did it matter? He won the presidency because according to taxi drivers I ran counter with, PRRD is talking like us, ordinary people, he is one of us using language we are familiar with, and never sugar-coated his tongue. He is OUR president. Whether you like it or not, he is. Wait for another election if you wanted him out of the presidential seat. You had your turn and you blew it.

  26. I admire everyone inspiring all of us of their being articulate in addressing social issues but the challenge here is for us to walk the talk, we Filipinos should instead gel together to be one nation instead of trying to outsmart each one to prove a certain point. at the end of the day, our common figure of rhetoric will never make us a better nation but instead will drag us down to our demise… what have we done to heal our dear country so far?

  27. Salamat Agot! Nahihimbing sa pagtulog habang pinapatay ni du30 ang maraming mahihirap na Tao! How can u Pilipino people sleep!! Frm his own mouth cya ang nagpapapatay sa mga Tao! Di na kailangan ang hearing! Cnong nagbigay sa kanya ng kapangyarihan patayin ang mga drug addicts! Tao ang mga Ito! Hindi daga! Kahit hayop may karapatang mabuhay! Du30 u r elected as a pres! U r not God na kumuha ng buhay ng mga Pilipino!! Paunlarin mo ang bansa! Di pumatay!! Gising mga Pilipino!
    Salamat Miss Agot, Sen Delima at Sen Trillanes for being brave! Saludo ako sa I yong lahat!

    1. Hindi na Kelantan, bata. Ikaw ang fast gumising because you have NO IDEA what you are talking about. Hindi pa napatunayan that Duterte is behind those EJKs.

      Yellowtards like you should wake up. Just accept the fact that you’re saluting with RETARDS and you just went FULL RETARD with what you wrote. Congrats. 🙂

  28. Where was GRP when almost everyone called PNoy as “autistic”, “abnoy” and “panot”? And then suddenly ignorance and lack of breeding became important, but when the PDuts was blurting out cuss words one after another (regardless of it was directed to whoever), it was his “personality”.

    D-D-DO-DOUBLE STANDARDS!

  29. Tnx Miss Agot! Nahihimbing sa pagtulog habang pinapatay ni du30 ang maraming mahihirap na Tao! How can u Pilipino people sleep!! Frm his own mouth cya ang nagpapapatay sa mga Tao! Di na kailangan ang hearing! Cnong nagbigay sa kanya ng kapangyarihan patayin ang mga drug addicts! Tao ang mga Ito! Hindi daga! Kahit hayop may karapatang mabuhay! Du30 u r elected as a pres! U r not God na kumuha ng buhay ng mga Pilipino!! Paunlarin mo ang bansa! Di pumatay!! Gising mga Pilipino!
    Salamat Miss Agot, Sen Delima at Sen Trillanes for being brave! Saludo ako sa I yong lahat!

  30. Ilda, why is it that every time there’s a criticism of duterte you feel the need to include the liberal party and bs aquino in the discussion? why cant we just discuss duterte on his own merits? Also, the concept of “breeding” as you used it does not really exist in any scientific field of study, only in the minds of the “sosyals” and old money matriarchs. That you used it, are you part of an old filipino spanish clan? This concept of breeding is alien to the rest of us. Are you complaining that she has no manners? With the spate of murders in our country, manners are the last thing we should be concerned with I think. Thanks.

    1. Spot on, popoyb.

      It seems nothing can ever be discussed on its own merits here. It always has to boil down to Yellows-vs-somebody-or-other (“Yellows” being “people who disagree with me”), or irrelevant aspersions on somebody’s character.

      I have no idea who Isidro even is, and I don’t care. Her post is just a brainfart, typical of the sort of thing you’d expect from any celebrity. It’s amazing how a throwaway comment can turn into a political shitstorm here.

    2. Why couldn’t Ilda be allowed to say about anything then ? She has every right as well cause Agot’s infantile comment is worthy of note. Because she’s being taken more seriously with her shallow twitter sound bites and everyone can have a piece of lashing her out.

    3. @popoyb

      It’s called context, my dear. We need to put things in proper perspective. As discussed in my article, to a lot of people, Noynoy exhibited abnormal behavior during his six year term in office but his supporters simply turned a blind eye to it.

      Also, the concept of “breeding” as you used it does not really exist in any scientific field of study, only in the minds of the “sosyals” and old money matriarchs. That you used it, are you part of an old filipino spanish clan?

      This is one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever read so far. It doesn’t even make any sense.

      Why are you guys blaming all the murders on Duterte? There were random murders even before he took over.

      1. So your perspective is that of a faux aristocrat. If you are like us you would use words like upbringing or education. But that you used “breeding” betrays membership in a “buena familia”, the kind of people that equate nobility with line of descent hehe did your servants call you senorita?

    1. What makes you think he’s not? The difference between the US and other countries who committed atrocities against the Philippines is that, the US is still meddling in Philippine affairs while the others are not.

      1. I thought the problem was about the massacre of moros and treatment of our ancestors? Spain killed way more.

        So now the problem is about “meddling”? I think we can all agree what China has done in the west philippine sea is more than meddling hehehe.

        Please decide. We cant square the circle hehe.

      2. Only pres du30 is the guts to brake away with this numnuts. Do30 not intende to gat any peace prized like what abnoy wanted a dildo Nobel Peace tropy

  31. Actually he fits the psychological profile of a true Paranoid accurately, and it is you who is showing you Ma’am who is showing your ignorance and illiteracy here in your rebuttal.

    1. Spoken like a TRUE Yellowtard Troll. 🙂

      And the previous president who is an incompetent nutjob who loves to play blame games wasn’t? Set your priorities for once, son. You’re grasping on straws.

    2. Paranoid? Your irrational fear of China and Duterte having his own approach to negotiate with it says much about you really.

        1. Either you’re missing the point or you’re just TROLLING.

          Your comment is more like a personal attack. Geez!

  32. A former celebrity, who have no knowledge in Psychiatry and Psychology, calling a President a Psychopath.

    Maybe, Ms. Isidro only wants to be noticed, to rejuvenate her failing star status…

    I suspect, Ms. Isidro is a paranoid…not a psychopath ! And she is a tool of De Lima and her Drug Lords. Maybe , Ms. Isidro is also involved, directly or indirectly with the Shabu Narco business in our country. I question her hidden intentions, of why she is against the War on Drug indirectly of Pres. Duterte !

  33. His cussing I think is a habit, and as habits are, like an indelible ink in the brain, are hard to break. I’ve made a research on this and the suggestion was to REPLACE the old habit with a new & better one and requires a lot of discipline. Our Prez is already old, I don’t think he would be able to break this habit, so let’s leave him at that, he has more important and crucial things to do on hand. – bethesda gilead

    How about suppressing it or toning it down for a couple of minutes every time he’s in front of the public? Children watch and the elderly observes their dear leader and to see him speak like that is not improving the gene pool.

    Replacing an old habit is not easy and I’m not one to suggest that but controlling a BAD HABIT should be easy especially for an OLD DOG.

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