Duterte leaves Al Jazeera reporters stumped by his elegantly simple answers

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced Al Jazeera‘s Jamela Alindogan and Wayne Hay in an interview conducted the 15th October 2016 in Malacanang palace. The first of two instalments of the video recording of the interview made available on YouTube is shown below.

The key topics raised by Alindogan and Hay revolved mainly around two issues — Duterte’s “war on drugs” and the South China Sea in light of his scheduled visit to China.

Hay’s line of questioning surrounding the “war on drugs”, was underpinned by the assumption that Duterte was the cause of more than 3,000 deaths so far attributed to this war. This is the seminal assumption that started a global media circus. Duterte’s position on the matter is quite simple and he expressed this succinctly during the interview — no law had been broken thus far. While the world chatters about this “bloody” war on drugs and the supposed plight of its “victims”, the fact that the drug menace itself that Duterte is combatting, has far more real victims seems to have been glossed over (some insist deliberately) by mainstream media in favour of the easier conjecture.

Ultimately, it comes down to the error in the perception that Duterte “encouraged” vigilantism. The fact is, Duterte points out, it is the president’s duty to express a hard stand on any threat to his country, and that there is no law in the Philippines barring him from using the harshest words to stress that stand. To Duterte, the destructive power of the drug menace is a real threat to the Philippines’ youth and, therefore, the country’s future. And so, “you destroy my country, I’ll kill you” is Duterte’s straightforward stand on the matter — “nothing wrong in trying to preserve the interests of the next generation,” Duterte adds.

"You destroy my country, I'll kill you..."  - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
“You destroy my country, I’ll kill you…”
– Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Interpreting that stand as “encouraging” vigilantism is the evident editorial error in both local and foreign media’s so-called “reporting” of the situation in the Philippines. Indeed, Duterte points out that Media’s penchant to report scores of innocent civilians — including children — killed in the next US air strike in one or another war zone as “collateral damage” highlights the hypocrisy of the way the industry is quick to report casualties in the Philippines’ war on drugs as “murder”.

As for the South China Sea situation, the line of questioning was, again, underpinned with a flawed assumption — that Duterte’s willingness to talk to China is “coming from a weak position”. To that, Duterte’s position is quite simple: nobody in the Philippines — not even the president — can give up the Philippines’ entitlements in the South China Sea. Rather, “you can only negotiate to prevent war” during any talks with China, Duterte points out. In essence, compromising the Philippines’ entitlements in the South China Sea is out of the question — but talking things over with China will always be an option.

It can’t be more plainly and clearly put than this. The drug menace is a threat to the Philippines’ future, so it needs to be dealt with decisively. The Philippines’ entitlements to South China Sea assets are enshrined in its Constitution, so any president can only work within that framework in any talks with China.

It’s simple, really.

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120 Comments on “Duterte leaves Al Jazeera reporters stumped by his elegantly simple answers”

  1. Now, we do have a president who knows what he’s doing, and knows his duty bound the the constitution.

    You may or may not like his answers and positions on key matters, but you can’t deny that his only motivation for everything is to protect the interests of law-abiding citizens and a more livable future for the Philippines.

    It’s simple, really; as Benign0 said.

    1. In a civilized way of doing it, I agree with him Our Beloved President DUTERTE. God giving wisdom to our thoughtful President Duterte.

  2. he nailed it with simplification in his answers, its so easy to make assumptions although most of them understood it very well that if we insist in imposing the Hague ruling it will be by confronting china which may result to war , which we don’t need and which we are not even capable of doing … its so easy to say assert our right , but how can we assert that right if we don’t have the means … some say we need the help of the international community , again in what cost will that be . china will never accept to be bullied , he want to posture itself as a power to reckon and it will give them the pride to do so….some interested parties want to use this ruling to start a war in this part of the planet , soon china will rise as the biggest economic power in this world , that means it will have more influence to other smaller nation , by this, our friends abroad can not afford to let it happen , they want the monopoly of power within them, war then is the best option to contain china..if we let ourselves to be their pawn.. luckily we have digong , a blessing from above ..perhaps the fulfillment of the prophecy …digong articulated it well our option , a war that will result to destruction to this country or bilateral agreement that will economically benefit us and free us from the bondage of poverty. the war on drug was mistranslated intentionally to destroy duterte and probably if the propaganda will be sustained, ousting him will be an option… then we will be back with the corrupt liberals and the elites will have full control

    1. Duterte did not nail anything. Duterte is TOO FUCKIN STUPID to give any answer’s that are longer than one sentence without cursing or insulting Heads of State. Duterte’s advisor’s are telling him to give as brief an answer as possible. and the IDIOTS here at GRP think he is a genius for doing so. LMAO, cant make shit like this up !

      1. Son, you’re making yourself an ACTUAL IDIOT when you’re starting to go ad hominem mode.

        Please stop TROLLING and set your priorities for once. It’s for your own good, kid.

      2. Hey Joe, You just hate the Person.. Don’t hate what you don’t understand. You Look STupid when you do that.. lol

      3. If you can’t take this shit then you’re free to look for another governance and be happy with it as simple as that. And please try read your statement out loud because it’s contradicting since it’s fairly firing at you. Got it!

  3. i like this interview of Al Jazeera, it seems President DU30 is ready for it. and he was able to explain what this EJK is about.

    quotable quotes from the clip
    “in the west they call it “collateral damage”. in my country they call it “murder”.

    “men judge best when they condemn”

    “i don’t care what the human rights guys say. i have a duty to preserve the generation. if it involves human rights i don’t give a Sh!t. i have to strike fear because the enemy of the state is out there to destroy the children.”

    1. its typical of blood-lusting individuals like Duterte to say he is doing this to ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’. BUT THE TRUTH IS: Duterte got cut out of the massive profits involved and if he can’t have some of it, he will get rid of the business while destroying the Constitution’s ‘DUE PROCESS’ clause’s at the same time.

      PROOF? You don’t see Duterte going after the Oligarchs that are front-running the stock market 24/7, now do you? OR the energy speculators that are driving up the electricity prices in the country to the highest prices ,per Kilo-Watt Hour, IN THE FUCKIN WORLD, now do you ? NO, Duterte goes after that which he has no part of and victims that can not kill him:Street level drug dealers. The majority of whom would rather have a decent paying job than selling a fake ass drug like ‘SHABU’, which is cough medicine boiled into powdered form and is nothing close to DESOXY-EPHEDRINE(which,btw,is one of the most expensive substances in the world and is not in the drugs in the Philippines, NO ITS NOT !!!!).

      1. Duterte got cut out of the massive profits involved and if he can’t have some of it, he will get rid of the business while destroying the Constitution’s ‘DUE PROCESS’ clause’s at the same time.

        If Duterte got involved in drugs, that’s when his supporters would turn against him. We voted for him because of his tough stance on crime.

        You are saying that because Duterte didn’t get a chance to destroy the country’s future, he goes around killing people. Now, you have no evidence of either, and Duterte should not even be getting kickbacks for this. Are you saying he should be getting kickbacks? No wonder the “disente” crowd lost its credibility.

        1. Getting kickbacks is also a form of corruption. The people who get a LOT of kickbacks are mostly the Aquino-Cojuangco clan and their personal cronies by taking advantage of the 1987 Constitution. And the country is regressing for 30 years.

          I just hope that Duterte’s push for Federalism should continue.

        1. @ Ali-BABA, Your really sharp,aren’t you? Did you figure that out all by yourself? WOW, impressive…NOT !!!! If you FEARFULL leader would not delete my comments I wouldn’t have to use a VPN and 100 different names.

        2. Maybe, instead of blaming the moderators for “being fearfull” of you, you should take time off and reflect what it is about your comments that get them deleted in the first place.

          HINT: You peddle conspiracy theories and add nothing of value to the conversation.

      2. Just accept the FACT that you’re an actual TROLL and nothing else. Your posts tells it that.

        Prepare for your DELETION. 🙂

      3. Joe, I have no idea where you are from, but you seem to be a hateful individual with nothing positive to say (after reading several of your missives today). It is impossible for Du30 to deal with an entire entrenched oligarchy in the space of a hundred days, and it would be stupid to even attempt to do so. You are simply being hypocritical when you fail to understand the validity of his words RE “murder” and “collateral damage.”

        It isn’t only the oligarchs that are responsible for the high electric prices here, but rather, an antiquated power grid that was designed and constructed by Marcos for a nation of 45 million people, not 110 million. Then you have local people just tapping into the lines and stealing power with impunity. Someone has to pay for it even if it is “lost.”

        Not only that, but you are factually incorrect about “shabu”, which is simply the Philippine street name for a very inexpensive-to-produce drug known in most of the western world as “crystal meth” or methamphetamine. The shabu sold here is every bit as powerful as that made and sold in the west. It is the same damn thing and a scourge on humanity. It is possibly the only dangerous drug, other than tobacco, that has no redeeming value.

        Du30 has never been part of the drug trade and everyone who says he is simply stupid seem to forget that while being an attorney does not necessarily indicate massive intelligence, it does indicate at least a modicum of intelligence and decent study habits. He is an attorney just in case you did not know.

  4. When Digong said he would beat around UN and EU representatives with questions, I’m convinced. For the life of me, I couldn’t believe his guts cussing high officials for the spectacle of international audience. But we don’t know what’s behind that.
    Somebody on the net (usingenglish.com) said this about critical thinking:

    In the weak sense: Expects a person to be aware of their own biases and assumptions (at least so, less demanding, maybe…)

    In the strong sense: Expects a person to be able to reason across categories, and to see other view points. ( it carries more weight, demands more of a thinker)

  5. I watched the interview and was actually shocked how silly and juvenile the questions were. I always had a high opinion of Al Jazeera, but I guess I was proven wrong. The jet ski question was of the Kindergarten variety. Duterte must have wondered, “Who are these featherbrained people”?

    I’ll skip part 2 as my I rather take a nap instead of watching more of these giddy questions.

    1. Al-Jezeera felt they were dealing with a fuckin MORON (they are correct) and wanted to make the questions as easy as possible for the Village Idiot.

      1. I agree that they obviously went there to interview the village idiot elect.

        What went wrong for them is that they experienced an encounter with a clear thinking wise old analyst that answered their questions with ease in a very un politically correct manner.
        I`m sure that they have interviewed many politicians in the past, so this episode in their careers must have come as a complete shock to them.
        As DU30 said..There will be many more interviews with the international press journalists to come… Bring it on,I say.

    1. PPFFF. if tht is what passes for a statesman in the Philippines it is no wonder the country is sooooo far fucked. ten years from now, it will be same old,same old, in the country. Duterte is not going after the real criminals who have ruined and continue to ruin the coutry. Duterte leaves the REAL criminals alone, that is why the country and its people have NO FUTURE, NONE !

      1. Hate to say this son, but you totally lost credibility when you start to make judgements based on appearance.

        Hope you’re proud of yourself, elitist faggot.

      2. Joe: ” Duterte is not going after the real criminals ”

        It’s what the prospect of the 2B intel budget might be for. Whatever happened to realistic expectations?

  6. Let me put in my observation on the interview.

    On vigilante killings

    3:04
    Duterte: You know these lives lost, SOME of them were lost during legitimate encounters with the police.

    Maybe what he meant there was MOST or MAJORITY or ALMOST ALL lives. ‘SOME’ implies that majority of the encounters were not legitimate.

    7:43
    Question: Do you agree, do you acknowledge you have encourage vigilante killings

    Duterte: No, I said I will kill you. If I encourage, fine.

    No, Mr. President. Encouraging vigilantism is NEVER fine. Words matter especially from a person like you Mr. President.

    Question: Yes, but the point is, people can get away with murder right now and you know some of the killing are not legitimate. So, do you think there might be cases of people settling old scores out there and disguising them as the war on drugs?

    Duterte: I do not play with conjectures, I do not make assumptions. I just say what I should be saying as president and as a mayor. If the criminals there are killed by the thousands that is not my problem. My problem is to take care of law abiding, god-fearing……

    No problem with what you say, Mr. President. The problem is the doing of people who maybe capitalizing on your war on drugs to settle old scores. Just find out if there is a possibility that some people commit murders under your war on drugs. Yes, you have to play conjectures, you have to make assumptions because that is part of your job, Mr. President.

    You simply cannot say you don’t do this or that on one party but you do it for another party.

    On the South China Sea issue

    17:56
    Duterte: Nobody is going to give up the judgment that is in our favor. You cannot, I cannot give it up, nobody can give it up, nobody in the Constitution allows anybody to give it up. Even the president cannot give it up. Those are our entitlements.

    I agree on that.

    1. Gnogid moron. You don’t speak for Visayans and Mindanaoans who make the bulk of those who voted him in. In fact, we were the ones encouraging him to run for presidency in the first place. And there are also allegations of rigged votes from the Yellow army of Roxas to have made Robredo win the vice presidential position. You can cry and whine all you want and go sour grapes.

      1. Granting that you are talking sense, are you implying that Visayans and Mindanaoans are that stupid that even if they see wrong and abuses in gov’t. they will tolerate it?

        My mother is from Cebu, so please don’t talk as if you have the monopoly of regionalistic mentality complexed with dumbness. Like you, I’m dumb too. ????

        1. I’m from Cebu you yellow fuck. I lived there for 14 years and my dad was lawyer there until my family moved overseas because we got sick of being at the receiving end – corruption and mediocre living standard. I suggest you take a hike instead you Northerner idiot.

          At the Malolos Convention under Aguinaldo, Cebu or rest of Visayas had never been consulted if they even wanted to be part of your Tagalog sovereignty.

          We have attempted in the past in 2004 to secede from Manila when we thought ulol celebrity like Fernando Poe were leading the vote. That’s how we think you’re nothing but a liability to the rest of provinces you monopolize over.

          By the way, Bisaya is not considered a dialect ; it’s a language. I’m just saying that in case you didn’t know.

    2. Maybe what he meant there was MOST or MAJORITY or ALMOST ALL lives. ‘SOME’ implies that majority of the encounters were not legitimate.

      Curious on how you come out of thinking MOST aor MAJORITY when he clearly stated SOME. I don’t find anything to think otherwise with what you mentioned. Can you elucidate on this because you come across puzzling instead of reasonable?

      We’d like to know how you come up with the implication that “SOME” concludes “majority of the encounters are not legitimate”. Were are the evidence to state that? If none, then your implication, yes. Still, I’m curious on how you concluded that “majority are not legitimate”. Because when he mentioned “legitimate” encounters it does not necessarily mean we can assume and imply at once “majority are illegitimate and minority are legitimate” (and vice versa). Du30’s statement is ambiguous indeed, but I do not conclude nor make implication that “majority of encounters are legitimate”. Where is measurement to show the majority versus minority, even if only an assumption?

    3. Duterte is a NEANDERTHALIC IDIOT(LOOK AT HIS PROGNATHIC SKULL FOR CRISSAKES!), who is encouraging Filipino’s to KILL EACH OTHER, and the idiotic Filipino’s galdly do so.

      1. Judging a person based on appearance? All hail the disente crowd!!! Let us all be part of the elite.

        Now gimme da money $$$

        1. I think we don’t have to waste out effort to people who hate Pres. Duterte like Joe G.

          Because It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person,

          but IT”S DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE to win an argument with a STUPID PERSON Like Joe G..

          Especially when a stupid person like Joe G has no clue how STUPID they are. LOL

    4. Spending too much in the word processor, do you? How about getting up from your couch and actually do your part in solving the problem? The problem is that too many is criticizing the 1st Government that actually do something to eliminate corruption, drugs, and meddling internationals. You are so used to living in the shadows of other people that you are now scared of actually standing on your own.

  7. If you replay in your mind, in what had transpired from the past few weeks; these YellowTards had done these moves…they wanted to oust Pres. Duterte and replace him, with the HOCUS PCOS Vice President Leni Robredo.

    This was the main reason, Aquino, Mar Roxas, with the collusion of the COMELEC head, did the massive cheating, to make, Leni Robredo, the Vice President. Leni Robredo was their rope, they were clinging to, to get back into power !

    Before, Leila de Lima chaired the Commission of Human Rights in the Senate. The false HOCUS PCOS Vice President was acting , as if she was campaigning, for public office…

    Then, De Lima chaired the CHR commission in the Senate. She presented a False Witness, named: Matobato. This move was in the hope that: it will rally the people, against, Pres. Duterte. YellowTard Trolls, like dimwit “gnogid”, began ranting blogs against Pres. Duterte, in the GRP Web Blog. Other media outlets and Aquino’s propaganda machines, were demonizing :Extra Judicial Killings and Pres. Duterte. There was even a portrait of a , “Pieta” like photo of a slain , Drug Trafficker and his “kabit” ! The idiot , Trillanes, the attack dog of Aquino, was acting like a Bully in the Senate…

    After, De Lima was ousted as Chairperson , of the CHR Senate inquiry. Everything went against De Lima and the YellowTards. The HOPCUS PCOS Vice President Leni Rob redo, stopped her public relation stunts.

    Sen. Pacquiao, neutralized the bully, Trillianes…Trillanes was afraid to be “knocked out”, by the boxing champ: Pacquiao…

    DOJ Sec. Aguirre’s Congress Inquiry on De Lima’s involvements in the Shabu Drug proliferation, became public. Drug Lords, from the National Bilibid Prison testified, in Sworn and subscribed affidavits. Evidences were presented. The “Toro-Toro” video/dvd of De Lima and her driver lover, Ronnie Dayan was not shown in the Senate and Congress. It would have been a good show, to feature the sexual power and “Kama Sutra” sex techniques of De Lima. Anyway, the sexual videos/dvds are available in the “banketas”…

    All the evils De Lima had done in the National Bilibid Prison, became public knowledge.

    Now, De Lima is using the foreign media, to pander for foreign support, to evade her criminal charges and to prevent herself from going to jail.

    These foreign media swallowed the disinformation of De Lima and Aquino… They are now here in the Philippines, to look for bodies , that are victims of Extra Judicial Killings.

    These foreign media should look , at the evils done by Aquino, Mar Roxas and De Lima and their cahoots in the Shabu Drug proliferation, in our country !

  8. I think it’s the right decision of the president to oust momentarily the western on our soil. If he did not and the war broke, Phillipines will be a bloody battle ground. It’s not our war afterall. This superpowers are battling for supremacy and what the heck our take from that? Collateral damage. And what? all western people are safe far from deadpit. They bringing war to other soil and benifited from it. When the west told you “i’ll help you” it means he is strangling you to death inch by inch.

    1. This is the reason America fight wars overseas or in foreign countries. To prevent wars coming to their country.

      However, it is a different Ball Game now for the Islamic Radicals , ISIS and AL QUEDA. They brought the war in the form of terrorism to America and worldwide. America is not safe anymore, from these Islamic Radical terrorists.

      The country, Israel has been fighting , terrorism, in every form; ever since it became a Jewish State. It has been more than half a century…and they have never defeated the terrorists.

      Maybe , advances in technology and Science will be invented/developed to completely stop terrorism.

      However, the issue of privacy, will be put on the forefront on this way to fight terrorism … Live with it, but terrorism kills innocent people ! No one is safe anymore…

      1. When the phrase “communism” died in the Soviet Union and China, the word “terrorism” was the next best choice for the Americans and its NATO allies, to continue their supremacy against Russia and China, by dictating, distracting and destroying small and poor countries that do not conform with their political, economic, military and foreign policy, as what they did in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, now Yemen. What small and poor country is next? Philippines?

  9. Since when does the media report civilians killed as “collateral damage”? Quite the opposite mainstream media is quite active in reporting the human misery inflicted by their own government forces.

    Equating a small percentage of the population using drugs as a national threat justifying killing these people like they are combatants is overblown bullshit.

    No law had been broken? Not that can be proved. After all, it’s a wink and a nod. But clear enough to see in all the words said over the preceding months.

    1. Of course, it’s overblown bullshit to you because you’ve never known the extent of the problem after it has been covered up away from sheltered people like you. My dad was lawyer and have known several students “missing” or found dead later on because they’re usually involved with the drug business/situations. And these had gone on for years since the 90s.

      Our nationals in the past often get caught with illegal drugs in over some Asian countries and Singapore and China — and get executed for them. Why the hell should Duterte be demonized for this ? Jokowi of Indonesia also prompted such strong actions towards drugs since his first year of office.

      Westerner fucks are just hypocrites. I’ve spoken to some Iraqi refugees here in Australia and they still hold grudges against U.S. for having destroyed their community. Where are the international courts around to bring Kissinger, Bush, and Clinton to trial? Yet here they are picking on Duterte on our fucking domestic affairs.

      1. Of course, it’s overblown bullshit to you because you’ve never known the extent of the problem after it has been COVERED UP away from sheltered people like you. – Baylee

        How can it be “covered up” when Pres. Duterte was quoting PDEA (Phil. Drug Enforcement Agency)?

        Our nationals in the past often get caught with illegal drugs in over some Asian countries and Singapore and China — and get executed for them. Why the hell should Duterte be demonized for this ?

        Well, why don’t you look at us, at our country? Are we exactly the same with other Asian countries? I mean, do we share the same religion, customs and tradition, laws, mores, etc?

        It is easy and convenient to be just a “gaya-gaya” but you have to be realistic sometimes. ????

      2. And just how would you know the first thing about me?…. As for your Nationals getting caught I would suggest that, that is more a symptom of your facked up economy then any desire to be involved in drugs. poverty breeds desperation. Take away the drugs (which I do support) without other measure, will only shift the problem. You seem to object to your “nationals” being caught and executed in China and Singapore. Do you object if they are executed while escaping with their hands in cuffs?

        Hypocrite? Scratch a Filipino and find a hypocrite. You’ve spoken to Iraq refugees in Australia and Westerners are “fucks”. So why don’t you take your fucking hypocrite ass out of a western liberal democracy where you enjoy all the rights and protection you are so willing to deny your kababayan. Take your fucking ass back to Failippines and stop being a fucking hypocrite.

        Picking on Duterte “on our fucking domestic affairs”….then I hope you shut the fuck up and say nothing while you are in Australia….

  10. There is no crime at all when you threatened criminals with death. In my country at least, there is no law which says I cannot threatened criminals. – Duterte

    Does that mean ordinary citizen can threatened people whom they think are criminals? Isn’t that encouraging mob rule?

    Yes, we don’t have a law that prohibits a mayor or president to threatened criminals but is it really necessary when we already have laws that addresses problems on criminality/criminals?

    Do we really have to go by sound bites instead of deeds?

    1. Let us grab, hang or burn YellowTards, like dimwit “gnogid”.

      This can be a good solution to the Shabu Drug problem and Shabu drug proliferation in our country…

      Since these YellowTards are defending : De Lima, Aquino, Mar Roxas and the Drug Lords. They profit also from the Shabu Drug Trade and business ! Maybe, they are also Shabu drug addicts…they missed their “highs” on shabu drug !

      1. Gnogid represents the cancer of Filipino society — the jejemons of our politics. Time to bring down their stupidity and “alipin” mentality.

    2. Yes, it means we can threaten suspected criminals because precisely there is no law that punishes it. Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege some people will say.

      Do we really have to go by sound bites instead of deeds?

      I think we are getting both now. This is why many are quite pleased with Duterte.

      1. “Yes, it means we can threaten suspected criminals…” – Dick

        Don’t you think that’s absurd? What’s the point? And ‘suspected criminals’ on what basis?

        Ah, that’s ‘malabo’ in Tagalog.

        1. I think threatening is more of Psychological war against suspected criminals (from what I heard and read from Sass Sasot of Facebook [Master’s Student, International Relations]). From my understanding of what she said, this is what Du30 seems to be doing. Google it or follow her in Facebook if you want to know more, lols. I’m not going to elucidate you on this matter because that is not my forte, but just sharing what I believe is the point of threatening style of Du30.

          I’m more of questioning and trying to get the logic and answers in your line of reasoning here (because sometimes your responses are right and most of the time… puzzling), not to discuss further on expert matters.

    3. Does that mean ordinary citizen can threatened people whom they think are criminals?

      Interesting. What makes you think that way and Du30 implies ordinary citizen can also do it too? We’d like to know how you connect this an that from his statement.

      I took his statement as is (no law which says I cannot threaten) without thinking the citizens can do that too (which can indeed lead to unlawful threats and mob rule).

    4. Duterte is a smart ass he can spin the story with the brightest answer,and is very persuasive,when he say something even if its true and appear realistic he doesn’t necessarily mean you have to take his word literally and do exactly what he said, the guy loves Hyperbole exaggeration in order to call out peoples attention and to get his message a cross, I am sorry not my intention to look down on Filipinos but it is a fact that most of the Filipinos are not as bright as he is and will never understand the guy,not until they open their mind and not their mouth, it takes a lot of intellect really to understand the inconsistent guy, esp.if You’ll just rely on everything he says,ull get nuts .. sometimes we have to observe peoples gesture and body language because that will not lie,it reveals more of a person’s character. So when he says “you can kill the criminal” would u really do that because he said so? See , Duterte basically implied not point of view, it is not his fault if you’ll. Not use ur head.. (stupid) the same with ur assumption that ordinary citizen can threaten criminal and encouraging mob rule. He never said that.

  11. “I will kill you because I’m the mayor, I’m the president. Now, If the vigilante will take over I cannot control it. I cannot be god and control everything….” – Duterte

    Are you saying because you are mayor or president you can kill but if the vigilante will take over your being a mayor or president would be useless to do anything?

    A mayor or president can kill but if the vigilante takes over only god will have control about it? Isn’t that a twisted logic?

  12. “I have 4 million addicts to take care of, and i have been criticized I would say, why don’t just, you know, Duterte build a rehab centers and just place them there? Why do they have to kill them? Look, I am a mid-term president. In the sense that I entered this year the presidency, only this year. The budget for this year was prepared by my predecessor, so Aquino. And it binds me because it would last until December. Nowhere in this budget provides enough money to build even two buildings of rehab structures. It’s all what is left of my gov’t. now after the election is just enough for the MOOE maintenance….” – Duterte

    Are you telling us Mr. President that you are forced to kill criminals because the previous administration left you with no budget to build infrastructures? I don’t think your followers will like that kind of reasoning. Knowing them, they hate PNoy for always blaming the previous administration before him on problems he’s facing.

    Also, Mr. President everybody knows that you are not new in the game of killings because you have been doing that in Davao City when you were the mayor. Don’t tell me the Office of the Mayor was always short on budget hence a lot of killings?

    1. Oh has he killed them at present, idiot? They’re still in the process building the rehab centers situated at Fort Magsaysay and those who surrendered are encamped in prisons waiting for their transfer. If you can, please bring many of them into your home, so they wouldn’t be more inconvenienced.

      1. Baylee, read Pres. Duterte’s statement first before you go to my statement. Don’t insert your twisted logic in the conversation, yet, until you can tell me why you think the president’s statement makes sense.

        Also, stop playing the spokesman of Malacanang. Just give your poor two-cents on the issue and I’ll take it. ????

        1. Also, stop playing the spokesman of Malacanang.

          Why would you say he’s playing spokesman of Malacanang? Care to elucidate?

          He’s just like any other commentators here who is free to express ideas and thoughts (just like your favorite Toro, lols), so nobody is playing some other realistic person. Let’s not go into ad hominem type of statements here, shall we ;-D.

      2. Baylee, you have been sadly misinformed. Those who surrendered are NOT ‘encamped in prisons awaiting transfer’ but fingerprinted, documented, and sent home.

        Where they can no longer get barangay clearance nor NBI clearance to get a legitimate job.

        I feel compassion for those who surrendered and are truly trying to reform. Don’t you?

    2. Yes, moron. That’s how neglected Mindanao has been for years no thanks to Imperialist Manila hoarding all of those funds for what could have done to help alleviate these problems. Federalizing the country would eliminate these complications in dealing with crimes.

      1. Really? If true, why do you continue electing your local officials? Why have governors, vice-gobs, congressman/woman, mayors, vice-mayors, councilors, barangay captains, etc.? Why?

        Or am I wrong to say that because you don’t have government officials (local/national) in Mindanao because you simply rely on the manpower and intelligence of those in Manila?

        Now tell me, which is which? ????

    3. Are you telling us Mr. President that you are forced to kill criminals because the previous administration left you with no budget to build infrastructures?

      Where did you get the idea that “forced to kill criminals just because the previous government” has no budget for rehabilitation infrastructure? It may be just your (trying to get to understand more) statement formulated as a question but that line of reasoning didn’t cross my mind. Where in his statement is there the exact words implying everyone that “he is forced to kill them it because there is not enough budget to build infrastructure”? Can you please elucidate us all. ^_^!

    4. He didn’t kill them those who are resisting the arrest and fight while the drug addicts and drug lords being arrested his approach was very simple. If they just don’t fight they are alive. You want the police will be killed and the menace of the society ” drug addicts and drug lords” be alive to corrupt more innocent people in the name of drugs. Maybe you are one of them like to sale more drugs which are killing more people who are taking and using them. Do you have kids?

  13. “I DO NOT PLAY CONJECTURES, I DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. I just say what I should be saying as president and as a mayor. If the criminals there are killed by the thousands THAT IS NOT MY PROBLEM. My problem is to take care of law abiding, god-fearing……” – Duterte

    No, Mr. President everything is your problem. You cannot cherry pick what you want to solve. If you have to play conjectures or make assumptions to address a particular problem you have to do it. Conjectures and assumptions is more beneficial than just killings.

    If killing is a sign of good leadership, we’ll I guess we have a lot of good leaders in death row in Muntinglupa.

    1. Only Gnogid and the yellow army are bloating through this. Cherry picking? Speak for yourselves, moron. I’ve watched entire speeches of his and often media shows only edited out stuff that he says for sensationalized viewing.

  14. Nobody is going to give up the judgment that is in our favor. You cannot, I cannot give it up, nobody can give it up, nobody in the Constitution allows anybody to give it up. Even the president cannot give it up. Those are our entitlements. – Duterte

    In fairness, you showed your legal background there. I just wish you capitalize on your legal knowledge rather than your hoodlum mentality.

    1. Hoodlum? Speak for yourself you dumbass hypocrite.

      The likes of Trillanes, Roxas and Delima and so much of the Senate for years in the past are made up of these good old boys abusing their positions and funds for what could have been used to develop social programs and infrastructure in the past like better public transport and more affordable and accessible health care.

      They’ve left more people killed by their negligence and exploitation through the years like that situation in Yolanda alone, which boils my blood to this day. 8,000 more fucking lives gone for negligence and no thanks to the yellow army for corruption and incompetence.

      Let’s see how you can do a better job than Duterte.

      1. See when you speak while angry? You lose control, your logic gets wayward and you lower your self. Didn’t your dad tell you that?

        You are wrong on ‘hoodlum’ but right on ‘dumbass hypocrite’ about yourself.

        Trillanes, Roxas and De Lima? I wonder why their names come up here. Anyway, that’s wrong also.

        I’m planning to run for president although with Duterte at the helm I doubt if we’re going to have an election in 2020.

        1. YellowTards like the dimwit “gnogid” will not be alive by 2020. Because, I will twist their necks off…

          Do not look for the year 2020. YellowTards like dimwit “gnogid” will be extinct by that year !

  15. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

  16. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

    That’s a good spot to start a discussion. I think the questions were simple as well as the answers. Only thing was the answers seems to be simplified more to the point that it sounded ridiculous.

    1. Only thing was the answers seems to be simplified more to the point that it sounded ridiculous.

      Yes, simplified to you. But reality isn’t like that. Sometimes the answers are simple and obvious, such as in the case of the Philippines.

    2. If anything, the oversimplified assumptions are coming from the “disente and morally righteous” crowd, who seem to not have the creative imagination to to be able to grasp the basic principles operating in such matters. And that also goes for the feminism BS with delima and the patay-gutom rant of Agot isidro. Isali mo na si FVR.

    3. Only thing was the answers seems to be simplified more to the point that it sounded ridiculous.

      Can you specify and point out where are the points which sounded ridiculous? We’d like to understand how you came up with that line of reasoning.

      I am look you, sitting on a fence, observing and giving each side the benefit of the doubt, but I will focus on your line of reasoning and questioning 😉

      Let’s just say, I am in the “upside down” world (reference Stranger Things) 😀

      And guys… using ad hominem will get you nowhere, seriously. Try to reply and response calmly. 😉

  17. I really like how “gnogid” and the rest of the dissenters assigned to GRP commment on how bad and flawed the president’s programs are but cannot offer one suggestion or even a concrete step by step plan on how to go about his task properly given the resources he has to work with. it’s one thing to criticize noynoying morons who show no signs of actually going to work and entirely another to criticize someone on how he does his work. Overtime si gnogid sa comments, ah hahaha. Take a break, man. The day’s just starting. =)

    1. “I really like how “gnogid” and the rest of the dissenters assigned to GRP commment on how bad and flawed the president’s programs are…” – Cark

      I’m not sure I categorically said the president’s programs are “bad and flawed”. If you think I’m a dissenter that’s fine with me. It’s better than a blind loyalist.

      “..but cannot offer one suggestion or even a concrete step by step plan on how to go about his task properly given the resources he has to work with.”

      Well, nobody is asking, no one is challenging me to suggest anything. Most of the pro-Duterte here curse and complain and bellyache if they read something they don’t agree with. Here, just look at some examples of what I’m saying.

      May sweldo yan si YellowTard dimwit “gnogid”, galing sa pagtinda ng Shabu! – Torotot

      Gnogid is “VOICEOFTREASON” just changed usernames as it was already proven that he was a YELLOWTARD TROLL.
      Palusot ng Palusot tulad kay Lie Lie Delie Ma,- 4DSukaOfDCountry

      That’s how sensitive people are here. They could not even think of how to challenge those they disagree with. If I’m not mistaken these are 12, 14 or 15 years old children acting like spoiled adults. Bad.

      it’s one thing to criticize noynoying morons who show no signs of actually going to work and entirely another to criticize someone on how he does his work. Overtime si gnogid sa comments, ah hahaha. Take a break, man. The day’s just starting. =)

      Just look at your own post. You talked about me and not the issue. I posted a lot and all you can come up with is a personal comment? Talo, bata! ☹️

      1. Just look at your own post. You talked about me and not the issue. I posted a lot and all you can come up with is a personal comment? Talo, bata! ☹️

        Whoever said I came here to argue with you that there should be a”talo” I the first place? I’m just enjoy nitpicking on people who enjoy listening to themselves talk. “Mema”bin other words. Bemign0 (and Marius) said it perfectly. You talk too much with nothing new in your arguments m????

  18. Gnogid is “VOICEOFTREASON” just changed usernames as it was already proven that he was a YELLOWTARD TROLL.

    Palusot ng Palusot tulad kay Lie Lie Delie Ma,

  19. The budget for this year was prepared by my predecessor, so Aquino. And it binds me because it would last until December. Nowhere in this budget provides enough money to build even two buildings of rehab structures. It’s all what is left of my gov’t. now after the election is just enough for the MOOE maintenance….” – Duterte

    You see people, there’s nothing bad in stating a fact about the event of the past that affected the present.

    It’s very clear there that Pres. Duterte admitted that he was affected by the lack of budget. And it was the fault of the previous administration.

    Let’s move on. ????

    1. Indeed, he is affected.

      Still wondering why would you think that Du30 is forced to kill because he is now affected by the lack of budget, then asking him if this is true??

    2. YellowTard dimwit “gnogid” is a paid Troll of De Lima, Aquino, Mar Roxas , the Drug Lords, etc…

      YellowTard dimwit “gnogid” is paid by the Shabu Drug Lords, to defend them in this GRP web site … YellowTard dimwit “gnogid” has no shame !

  20. “They wanted to oust Pres. Duterte and replace him, with the Vice President Leni Robredo.”

    That is the idea that the Duterte loyalists dread. They’re having nightmares with that possibility. I pity these people. They are doing a disservice to Pres. Duterte. Their cowardice have not improved the situation. The panic is spreading.

    Why entertain the possibility of Duterte being ousted if you are really convinced that he is doing the right thing? Where is your faith people? And if your bad dream turns into reality and Duterte is ousted, is that the end of the world?

    Susmaryopes! ????

    If Duterte is impeached, you can impeach Robredo also. If Duterte is assassinated, Robredo can also be taken out the same way. If Duterte is driven out by people power, the same can be done to Robredo also. If Duterte is reduced to a vegetable like Gloria Arroyo, Robredo can also be subjected to such kind of treatment.

    Ganti-ganti lang ‘yan. ‘Wag kayong nerbiyosin! ????

  21. “You destroy my country, I’ll kill you…” – Duterte

    Mali na naman. You don’t put the law into your hands. And don’t make a noise that will only incriminate you. As a president you can delegate that duty SILENTLY.????‍

    1. Okay, let’s try this statement: You destroy my country, I’ll have you investigated, prosecuted and jailed.- to a criminal mind: pppfffffttttttt

    2. It’s a figure of speech. Did you see him put the law into his hands? No. PRRD loves figures of speech. Shallow people, that includes the biased media, tend to take his statements literally and twist them then blow them out of proportion.

      1. It’s a figure of speech. Did you see him put the law into his hands? No. PRRD loves figures of speech.

        I find it strange when any person and I mean any person can just interpret or explain a president. Not his son nor daughter or relative but anyone who has an idea how to interpret or explain him can just do it. Terrible. People who have no personal knowledge who Duterte is has the temerity to explain/interpret his words. Pathetic.

        And what’s worse is it’s often a lie. And here’s proof.

        Duterte openly admits killing 3 criminals in Davao City
        http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/746140/duterte-openly-admits-killing-3-criminals-in-davao-city

        1. Duterte openly admits killing 3 criminals in Davao City
          http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/746140/duterte-openly-admits-killing-3-criminals-in-davao-city

          It’s his words, yes. If he stated this, why was the previous government weren’t able to prosecute him? It doesn’t make sense, right? He admitted (if this is true) yet nothing was done about it? Scott free? Some source mentioned that De5 herself admitted before she could not find enough evidence to pin Du30 so the cases were all dropped.

          I have been following this person ever since he is a mayor of Davao and I always give him 50/50 doubt that there are killings or not.

          If there were no solid evidences against him by even CHR nor De5 herself, then who am I to think otherwise (they’re the ones handling the case and suppose to be experts of their investigative jobs).

          I think he’s bluffing when he says he killed them. If are willing to believe he killed them, then prepare to show solid evidence and credible witnesses against him to back up your statement.

          So where are now the “solid evidences” until now? It’s hard sell to believe he did the killings when there are no solid proofs, right? ;-D

          Think about it. We’ll lose in court if we can’t produce such evidences.

        2. “People who have no personal knowledge who Duterte is has the temerity to explain/interpret his words”. That goes for you too. If you have no personal knowledge of Duterte then you shouldn’t have interpreted his words and posted in this forum in the first place. Going by your logic, everybody has no right to post in this thread. Pathetic.

          I can openly admit to killing a hundred criminals and that will not prove anything.

        3. That goes for you too. If you have no personal knowledge of Duterte then you shouldn’t have interpreted his words and posted in this forum in the first place. – Andres

          You know what, you have a point there. The only problem is, we are not on the same page. I interpret what the president says and show why I agree or (most of the time) DISAGREE. I NEVER EXPLAIN nor SPEAK for him the way you and others do here. See the difference there?

          In other words, I examine and criticize, if necessary and show the other side of the story. Your part as defenders is to swallow hook, line and sinker the official story and try to defend it, justify its reason and minimize the negative impact it may bring.

          But to be fair, that doesn’t mean I’m always right. Nobody is. Including the president. ????

        4. I can openly admit to killing a hundred criminals and that will not prove anything. – Andres

          Not necessarily. If there’s proof in your statement you could end up in hot water. And if you are a nobody and no one cares what you say, there is a danger that you could be seen as the town clown. However, if you are a somebody like a mayor or a president it creates an unfavorable impression that is not beneficial to you as a person in position of power. ????

        5. Sorry, you did not prove anything gnogid. First of all, the topic of the interview are the EJKs happening while PRRD is in power as president. It seems you have done a Matobato, where you open cases from when he was Mayor because you do not have evidence for the EJKs happening now. As far as I am concerned, there is still no direct evidence to point that the killings from June to present were attributed to him.

          The Davao incident happened when he was Mayor. What you have proved, therefore, was he admitted to killing 3 hostile forces in Davao. Even if it was tried in court, it could easily be dismissed as self-defense. “I asked them to put the gun down, they didn’t, so I shot.” was the testimony after all. That means the kidnappers were hostile and with intent to kill. Mamumuti na mata natin sa kakaargue kung guilty or hindi, but the fact is, he wasn’t tried in any court. It is a failure of the Justice Department to prosecute him now, but the fact remains the same. In law and paper, he is still an innocent law-abiding citizen. Sorry, that’s how the justice system works. I suggest your wait 6 years of his term and then file charges to prove your point.

          I also have a problem with PRRD’s rhetoric, and I am sorely disappointed with the opposition for not giving the citizens a better alternative. Sabi mo walang nagtatanong kung ano ang alternatives? I would think that the opposition are full of smart people. Graduate with Masters at top schools. If they have alternatives, they could’ve shown it now. But then again, I am still curious at your better way. No malice, no sarcasm. I want to hear it.

  22. I’m a little shocked by those who oppose President Du30. As an American, I can see the direction President Du30 is trying to take this country. The trade agreement between the United States and the Philippines is simply one sided. Just before WWII, MacArthur was asked to build a military force in the Philippines, but that was not brought to fruition due to the outbreak of the war. After the war, the United States spent millions of dollars to rebuild Japan, yet did nothing to rebuild the Philippines. Japan has enjoyed the status of a first world nation as the Philippines remained in the third world. The largest concern the United States has for maintaining a presence in the waters around Scarborough Shoal is not for the benefit of the Philippines sovereign lands, but to insure the United States maintains IT’S shipping lanes through those waters. How does the Philippines benefit from this?..it doesn’t! If the United States was such an ally, then why not insure the Philippines has one of the largest Naval forces in the world? The Philippines is an archipelago which would require at least six full fleets to defend itself. Why hasn’t the United States insured the Philippines had sufficient air power and an air defense system in which it could patrol it’s own national waters? Imagine a trade deal wherein each country must purchase $100 worth of goods from each other. With $100 dollars, the United States could purchase several items from the Philippines, but with the Philippines, they could only purchase 1 item from the United States. Does this sound like a good trade deal to you? Trading with China offers a much better deal, wherein the buying and selling power is somewhat similar. The agreement for joint exploration of Scarborough Shoal is beneficial for the Philippines. Where is the United States in all of this? They simply want to chase the Chinese off and hinder the joint exploration of the shoal. Keeping the Philippines from having it’s own source of oil. Sounds like having a friend such as the United States, is more like climbing into bed with your enemy, ready to stab you in the back at any moment. I urge you to support your president and give him time to bring the Philippines to a status of a First World Nation.

    1. Filipinos (a vast majority at least) lack foresight. They pray to statues and that imaginary bearded white dude in the sky. They wait for heroes. They prefer to work hard rather than work smart. Or wait for a family member to do that for them. They have no concern for their fellow human beings yet are first to cry foul when they are wronged. They cannot process false dichotomies or strawman arguments even if its staring at them in the face. They move with the bandwagon, diversity is shunned and personal freedom is more important than the country’s interests. Middle, lower or elite, they love the status quo. Because to them, blessed is the poor, and the oligarchs are taking full advantage of that. Anyway, everybody will be equal when they go to heaven, right?

  23. It is unfair to now criticize President Duterte for his present acts and behavior as the nation’s top leader, simply because those who voted and those who did not in the recent election that he said in many occasions , on air and in print, that he had no ambition , intention, desire etc. , for the presidency. He gave so many reasons…old age, lack of campaign fund, no political machinery. But the instinctive majority, will not accept no, for an answer. And then, destiny prevailed. He was after all, meant to be our president…the democratic majority’s president.

    1. He was after all, meant to be our president…the democratic majority’s president.

      Yup. As de Maistre noted, every nation gets the government it deserves.

    2. And if it were not a landslide victory for Duterte, the syndicate political party would have been able to cheat their way into the presidency. That’s for sure.
      With a nation like the PH, unreasonably playing it safe would guarantee failure. The lame Daang matuwid campaign is proof. But of course, it was all show for them.

    1. Making simple statements unsupported by facts again, I see. Well, let’s just file this under “argumentum ad hominem” and ignore this.

  24. The male Al Jazeera journalist, Wayne Hay, was very rude and condescending toward President Duterte. He acted like an ignorant hill-billy tourist talking down to a Pinoy taxi driver.

    But President Duterte’s sincerity and good heart won out in the end. The President’s humility and simple but intelligent answers exposed Hay’s pettiness and shameful lack of knowledge.

    Hay has some nerve acting all indignant about the killings in the Philippines when he’s not even Filipino and obviously has a very shallow understanding of what goes on here.

    He didn’t even know President Duterte was referring to the UN arbitration ruling when the President held up a table napkin while they were discussing the South China Sea issue. Like a male Barbie doll trying to sound morally and intellectually superior, Hay said, “A blank sheet of paper?” What an airhead!

    The President’s communications team should really think about whether or not these interviews are worth doing. These media groups are just using the President to build up their audience stats because he attracts a lot of attention. No matter what President Duterte says, these journalists still find sneaky ways to portray him negatively.

    Just look at this preview clip that Al Jazeera made out of the recent Duterte interview.
    https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/videos/vb.7382473689/10154760785053690/?type=3&theater

    Al Jazeera cut out the part where President Duterte talked about how innocent people killed in air strikes of Western countries are called “collateral damage” while the word “murder” is used when it comes to his war on drugs.

    Al Jazeera edited that part out to make President Duterte sound like a crazy killer who doesn’t care about innocent casualties.

    You know why they did this. They want the clueless ICC prosecutor and fanatical foreign human rights activists to watch this video clip, lose their sh*t, and start issuing more reckless statements against President Duterte without even knowing the real situation on the ground.

    This is how they build up a case for foreign intervention. But they’re forgetting one thing: unlike the citizens of Middle Eastern and African countries that have been victimized by foreign intervention, most Filipinos can read, speak, and write in English, and we are spread all over the world, thanks to our army of OFWs. We also have a dominant presence on social media.

    Fellow Pinoys, let us continue to communicate the truth by writing comments whenever we see lies being spread by the foreign media. Let us keep educating our foreign friends and colleagues about what’s really happening in our country. Our efforts are working. Just look at the thread on that Al Jazeera video. Even foreign netizens are defending President Duterte now.

    Foreign activist groups like Human Rights Watch make a lot of noise on social media, but the truth is, most ordinary foreign citizens, including Americans and Europeans, are against the idea of intervention. They’re tired of watching their governments interfere in the affairs of distant countries, while ignoring problems at home. Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump are proof of this.

    Ordinary people all over the world want their governments to mind their own business. It’s only the paid activist and media groups who keep promoting the idea of intervention.

  25. Gnogid moron.

    I’m from Cebu you yellow fuck. I suggest you take a hike instead you Northerner idiot.

    Gnogid represents the cancer of Filipino society — the jejemons of our politics. Time to bring down their stupidity and “alipin” mentality.

    Oh has he killed them at present, idiot?

    Yes, moron.

    Speak for yourselves, moron.

    Speak for yourself you dumbass hypocrite. – baylee

    baylee, it’s very evident, at least on the board, that you have an acid-tongue and you don’t want people to forget it. The problem is, your message gets buried by those diatribes. I like to argue or debate and also banter with sarcasm from time to time just to mix fun in the conversation but it doesn’t mean I don’t respect people. I may not agree with what you say but my disagreement with you does not in any way impress upon me the kind of person you are. We do not represent our personal selves here. Just our views and opinions.

    If I hurt your feelings in our exchanges let me offer an apology. No intent to inflict damage, just sharing bad news and opposite view. I do that because not to do so will make this space boring. Nobody wants a cemetery for a blog. I think even benigno will agree to that.

    Let’s treat each other as adversaries and not enemies for we all want the same for our country. ????

    1. This guy…

      I pray and I hope that God will give you a long life and good health so that you may benefit from the fruits of Pres. Duterte administration’s work and labor. It has only been 100 days, and he still has 6 more years on his term. I know he will do just fine.

      You mentioned, and if I may quote, “Let’s treat each other as adversaries and not enemies for we all want the same for our country.”

      I agree with you on that part 101%. Why? It’s because that is exactly what President Duterte is trying to say and do. You don’t believe me? Ask “them”. Especially bobbyK.

    2. This guy…
      I pray and I hope that God will give you a long life and good health so that you may benefit from the fruits of Pres. Duterte administration’s work and labor. – buffer

      I agree with you, we should pray for baylee. Imagine him writing this on the board?

      Gnogid moron.
      I’m from Cebu you yellow fuck. I suggest you take a hike instead you Northerner idiot.
      Gnogid represents the cancer of Filipino society — the jejemons of our politics. Time to bring down their stupidity and “alipin” mentality.
      Oh has he killed them at present, idiot?
      Yes, moron.
      Speak for yourselves, moron.
      Speak for yourself you dumbass hypocrite. – baylee

      That guy really need our prayers. And Carl Hungus needs professional help. ???? ????

  26. Anyone listening to gnogid? None? Good. You people are smart. 😀

    Facts are simple. In the past, we always complain about leaders who were all talk but no actions, to the point that we are able to realize that these “leaders” had no concrete plan to begin with. In the end, they were all failures.

    Today, we are given a leader who “do what he says”.

    Now, if we, in the past, gave these “incompetent leaders” their chance to do what they wanted which well, as you can see, dragged the country from rags to mud, why don’t we give Pres. Duterte the opportunity to do his plans for the country? That’s the reason why he won in the first place against big names like Poe and Roxas despite the lack of both political and financial support right? He won fairly, and based on the most recent survey it shows that Filipino people support him.

    As a democratic nation, it is safe to say that by law and by right, the “Filipino people” has the say on these matters, and majority says, “Let the President do his best!”

    1. Anyone listening to gnogid? None? – buffver

      Only you buffer! ????????????

      Today, we are given a leader who “do what he says”.

      Like?

      “Now, if we, in the past, gave these “incompetent leaders” their chance to do what they wanted…”

      I think, like Carl and Baylee, you are lying through your teeth. The people gave ‘incompetent leaders’ a chance? Erap, although I do not agree, did not get a chance. So was, and rightly so, Gloria Arroyo. PNoy? Well, you, Carl and Baylee did not do your job that is why Aquino was able finish his term.

      “…why don’t we give Pres. Duterte the opportunity to do his plans for the country?”

      Who is not giving Pres. Duterte the opportunity? I think your fear is taking over. Calm down, slow down, everything is fine. People are just exercising their right to criticize their leader.

      That’s the reason why he won in the first place against big names like Poe and Roxas despite the lack of both political and financial support right? He won fairly, and based on the most recent survey it shows that Filipino people support him.

      But nobody was questioning his election. Again, like Carl and Baylee, you are creating an issue when nobody was raising it.

      As a democratic nation, it is safe to say that by law and by right, the “Filipino people” has the say on these matters, and majority says, “Let the President do his best!”

      As a democratic nation (if you really know what it is and like Carl and Baylee) you should not be onion-skinned on criticisms against Pre. Duterte. It is part and parcel of being a president.

      Criticisms is normal in public service. What is there to be afraid of? (Please answer that question seriously. Carl and Bayle, if you can, answer it also).

      Lastly, I hope you, Carl and Baylee should at least explain the policy, plans and programs of the administration and tell us why it is good or why the gov’t. is on track about it and why critics are wrong about. Don’t just deflect and attack.

      Clarify and magnify. Babay! ????

  27. Anybody saw the movie Taare Zameen Par (Every Child is Special) directed by the Indian actor and director Aamir Khan? (If not, stop whatever it is that you are doing right now and watch it. I promise you, it is worth your time :D)

    During his class, the art teacher Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) spoke about historical personalities like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Agatha Christie, etc. who suffered from dyslexia and yet, became great and famous people despite their condition. Take note of the names of the historical figures mentioned on this scene. The character Nikumbh spoke of actual people who contributed a lot for the betterment of mankind.

    Now, before you start bashing me and ask what is the connection of what I’m saying about the topic, let me quote some lines from the movie taken from this scene I have mentioned. ( I suggest that you watch the movie first, or at least look for this part from the movie so that you can have a much clearer idea of what I’m trying to point out.)

    “But why am l suddenly telling you all this?”, Nikumbh asked his students.
    “To show you that there have been such gems amongst us..
    who changed the course of the world..
    ..because they could look at the world differently.
    Their thinking was unique and not everyone understood them.
    They were opposed.
    Yet they emerged winners and the world was amazed
    .”

    What is Nikumbh trying to imply? He simply stated that the most brilliant of people are opposed by many because “…their thinking was unique and not everyone understood them.” What does this mean? It means that some people “oppose” out of ignorance.

    I believe, like Einstein and Picasso, Pres. Duterte’s role as the leader of our country will be judged by history. Like what he said at the last part of the interview, he wishes to be remembered as simply as “Rodrigo Duterte: He Tried His Best.” These are the words from a man who cares not about popularity and fame. These are humble words from a man who knows that history is not kind to people like him, thus giving time as his judge and jury.

    1. “I believe, like Einstein and Picasso, Pres. Duterte’s role…” – buffver

      I wonder how many people Einstein and Picasso killed during their time. ????

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