Duterte is brutally frank, but sincere PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:19

Table Talk

Leading the pack among the Presidentiables,  Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is brutally frank, but sincere, a trait that earned him the respect and fear not only from criminals in the country but even his immediate kin and relatives but he is true to his words. Before rendering punishment, a wrongdoer is fairly warned. At least, due process is implemented

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Many nations in this world survived the changes of time and prospered because of brutally frank but sincere leaders. Weakling leaders have no place in this “dog eat dog” world. Even nations that are “centers of religion and piety” many times exercise brutality to control its citizens and bring back the wayward to the right path. Fidel Castro of Cuba, Mao Tse Tung of China, Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, Chiang Ka Chek, father of Taiwan, North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, Lee Kwan Yew, father of Singapore, Stalin of Russia, to name some of the world’s brutal leaders, transformed their nations to prosperity and greatness because they are brutally frank in their governance. The Philippines is no different today from those countries mentioned decades ago.

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Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte’s image as a firm leader as shown by the example he did in Davao City, transforming that once crime ridden city into the world’s fourth peaceful city, is paying off. Davao City is now one of the prosperous cities in the country and its residents can sleep peacefully with their investments protected.

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The best that presidentiable Duterte can do right now is protect his standing in the surveys and not pick up a fight on matters that are personal. His presidentiable opponents will not stop their “mud slinging” until he slides down to a second place in the surveys. The Filipino people have known him better now and have learned the truth from him and most Filipinos have already decided. Protect those gains.

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Follow the stand of Senator Bong-Bong Marcos on how he handled the controversial issue of  “dictatorship” and “Martial Law”. He just spoke the truth with sincerity and many Filipinos are now behind him even if the truth hurts. In the living room of a friend I once visited, hanged a beautiful message which says “You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sail”, a word of thought for Digong Duterte and Bong-Bong Marcos.

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Scope: There is no possibility of a declaration of Martial Law in the country before or after the elections as many feared, because it was the former late President Corazon C. Aquino, mother of incumbent President Simeon Benigno aquino III, who requested that in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the provision of Martial Law for the entire country be removed from the powers of the President. We hope this will be the case. Agree or disagree.