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Old 07-10-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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Does Rodrigo Duterte have a strong base of support in the Philippines? Or are most of the people just trying to put up with him and hope he loses in the next election?
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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There is no next term as President he is term limited to one 6 year term of office. Two administration's ago the Vice President took over so President, now member of Congress Arroyo served 10 years.

President Duterte was a wildly popular mayor of Davao City and may even be more popular as the President of the Republic.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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I get the impression hes kind of a Trump like figure in the Philippines. Brash, outspoken and draining the swamp in his own way. Hes been waging a war against corruption and drug dealing. Ive heard from some American expats that his anti US rhetoric was somewhat alarming but had toned down recently.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:33 PM
 
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i don't like him bowing down to the chinese
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:50 PM
 
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He is of course popular among Filipinos. He enjoys 85% approval rating. What do you think does that mean?
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Canada
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i don't like him bowing down to the chinese
The Chinese are the new bullies on the block.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:35 PM
 
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The Chinese are the new bullies on the block.

they were always bullies on the block dating back to qin dynasty
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The Chinese are the new bullies on the block.
Replacing the Americans? For the past century, Chinese entrepreneurs have dominated the development and economy of the country. But their wealth is their own, domiciled and invested in the Philippines, not in China. For example, Henry Sy, born in China, owns the majority of Philiplpine shopping mall space, which is huge. The same for Lucio Tan, who owns almost everything else. Neither have any allegiance nor significant investments in the People's Republic of China, and do not do China's bidding..
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Does Rodrigo Duterte have a strong base of support in the Philippines? Or are most of the people just trying to put up with him and hope he loses in the next election?
I've been working in Kuwait the past 2 years and we had a large number of Filipinos working for us and every single one of them I asked about their President loves Duterte.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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I've been working in Kuwait the past 2 years and we had a large number of Filipinos working for us and every single one of them I asked about their President loves Duterte.
Dropping the hammer and saying no more Filipino labor is coming unless you start protecting our people from predatory employers helped
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