Duterte’s charisma PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:22

Sound Snipings

BY Jimmy Cabato


Squeezing in some lines again in-between breaks of the Jaime “Boday” campaign. He and the red stomping into Pasonanca, SS moving in Zone 2…

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What could be the magic in the Duterte charisma?

TMT reports – “Despite reaping widespread condemnation for his comment about the rape and killing of an Australian missionary, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte remained the leading presidential candidate for the May 9 elections, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) pre-election survey.

The poll was taken in the days after Duterte’s comment at a campaign rally on April 12 had gone viral online.

The SWS survey had a total 1,800 respondents, who are validated voters. It has sampling error margins of plus or minus two percentage points.

Duterte drew criticism over his comments about Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill, who was gang-raped and killed by prisoners in a prison riot in Davao City in 1989. (PS)

These proceeding  lines were written yet unaware of the hereunder video that has gone viral on the net.

With all those travails, to include the cursing of His Holiness, the Pope and the threat to kill labor leaders if they continued organizing unions under his watch and  pictured as a trash talker, too (All these happen to have  been played up in said video), he has survived, further raising his stocks.

Could there really be charm in this man?

I’d dare say, yes. Right in our household only a few minutes ago, wife Lily,  quipped, “Man Duterte ya kita.” (Let’s go for Duterte.). Escribir tu, habla cosas bueno disuyu. (When you write, say good thing about him.)

SS was almost carried away, until she said, “Amuya lang, habla si Jimbit, lebanta le kol BBL. Pensa anay ta buenamente.” (There’s only one thing, Jimmbit says, he will establish the BBL. Let’s think about it first.)

Ooooh, that mystique.

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With that kind of allure, would comments such as the hereunder ever bring the man down? You be the better judges.

“DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is not prepared for the presidency as indicated by his lack of a clear grasp of national issues and concrete plans on how to address the country’s problems, a political analyst Ramon Casiple, founder and executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, said.

This was shown, he said, during the final presidential debate.

The political analyst cited Duterte’s statement that he would just copy the platforms and programs of Sen. Grace Poe and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

With just some two weeks to go before the elections, there is very little chance, the trend would still change. Duterte is up there.

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But pull back your reins, folks. Here is that this played  up anti-Duterte propaganda. Read on, and answer for yourself.

With some two weeks before D-day, will it affect Duterte’s chances? Again you be the better judges. –

“A video showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cursing Pope Francis and praising the New People’s Army (NPA) went viral after television networks refused to air it.

The video, titled “Pamana ni Duterte,” viewed and shared by thousands in different social media sites, was originally made as an advertisement material but TV networks turned it down because it allegedly did not pass “ethical standards.”

One part of the video shows Duterte cursing and blaming Pope Francis for causing traffic when he visited the Philippines last year.

Another clip shows the mayor threatening workers that he will kill them if they don’t stop organizing unions.

Another clip shows Duterte announcing that it will be bloody if he becomes President.

He was also shown attending a gathering of the New People’s Army and shouting “Mabuhay ang [Long live] NPA!”

The video became controversial as it shows children imitating Duterte’s rude and dirty words.

Some people who watched the video said it should be aired so that voters can assess Duterte as a presidential candidate. (TMT)

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Now, back to the SWS survey. It showed administration candidate Leni Robredo leaping past Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the race for vice president. But with just two points between them, they remain in a statistical tie for the top spot.

Having just written, “With just some two weeks to go before the elections, there is very little chance, the trend would still stand.”

Friends, on the vice presidential race, SS takes a different stand, that Robredo rise is short-termed./It will disintegrate, with Sen. Bongbong regaining the top stop.

SS hammers in a an exclamation there.


Truth is, it is SS’s position that Sen. Chiz Escudero would in the end, wrest the lead from her in 2nd spot.