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Old 05-11-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Sorry for not being clear enough, my point was that the focus on crime and drugs have benefited Davao greatly. As solid of a model of safety and security helped it I would have thought that other cities would have followed suit after seeing it firsthand.
Probably the ONLY criminal cesspool that I can think of in the Philippines is ONLY Manila. What are some other cities known for being a cesspool of crime? I didn't think anywhere in Mindinao was like that?

The people are fantastic down there. Davao especially, but equally in Cagayan de Oro.

I haven't been to Zamboanga, but I think they are just known for religious conflict, not for street crime and street criminals. Duterte's methods are against criminals, not against religious differences. So, that wouldn't be applicable.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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Trump also hasn't won 11 elections.
This guy didn't just decide to troll a whole country on a whim.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Politicians come and go in the Philippines but nothing really ever changes. Lots of promises and talk. In the final analysis it will continue to be a corrupt third world country where many people live in poverty and for many economic salvation comes in the form of marrying old rich foreign white men or being a maid in the Middle East. Duterte is probably just another Marcos with a different face.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Why did Duterte insult Pope Francis's mother? That was sleazy.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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^He has a foul mouth. He arrived in Manila and got stucked in traffic for 4 hours, upon realizing that Pope is in Manila, he uttered "he wants to make a phone call to Pope and tell him, you son of a ****** pope, get out of this country".

But he deeply apologized for that and even sent a pope a letter. He's planning to make a visit to Rome to personally ask for Pope's forgiveness.

Duterte as PH president? finally, a sensible president for the Philippines.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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While I think Duterte will be a breath of fresh air, I've got no problem with the job that Nonoy has done. He's been steering the ship and even through the recent tough times, the Philippines has been expanding the economy at a substantial clip. many of the other policies can be argued but all in all, i think he's been a good president.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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While I think Duterte will be a breath of fresh air, I've got no problem with the job that Nonoy has done. He's been steering the ship and even through the recent tough times, the Philippines has been expanding the economy at a substantial clip. many of the other policies can be argued but all in all, i think he's been a good president.
I agree here. He isn't that good but not bad I would say. Atleast that's how the international media perceived his performance.

However, the obvious problems are remained unresolved. One is the anti-corruption drive "Freedom of Information Bill" that is still pending in the Congress until now. He promised to prioritize it in his first 100 days in office. Take note that bulk of the congress is under his political party, there is virtually NO opposition during his term. He should've passed all the necessary bills.

Increasing FDI and employment requires constitutional change, but no con-con was done either in his term.

Crime and smuggling tripled, MRT broke down several times, so many insurgencies, hostages, disasters that were failed to manage.

Infrastructures projects are in the slowest phase in his administration.

Personally, I do not expect much about Aquino because he is not an achiever politician. He was in congress and senate for 12 years in total but passed a big fat "zero" bill!!
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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Good points Kent, salamat.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Manila
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I believe that Nonoy has done some pretty good things as President but the Philippines still needs some major changes. Duterte might be the one to get the ball rolling but I'm fearful that if he upsets the wrong people that he will meet the same fate as Ninoy.



Hoping for the best for our brothers and sisters in RP.

It will be interesting to say the least.

Duterte has warned the voting public before he may not finish his term a few times before if I'm not mistaken!
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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All politicians around the world promise change. In reality it rarely happens.
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