• Duterte gone from bed to worse

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    HIS name is a variant of the Germanic ‘Roderick,’ literally “he who is rich in glory.” Pundits say a letter in “glory” must have been dropped that caused him to be called “The Punisher”— sworn nemesis of what reports claim as “alleged drug dealers, petty criminals, and streetchildren.”

    The global organization Human Rights Watch claims that most of those terminated with extreme prejudice during the Duterte tenure as Davao chief executive were “young men or youths who had been known in their community for involvement in small-scale drug dealing or petty crimes, such as stealing cell phones, and using drugs… street children (some of whom are youth gang members), and low-income blue-collar workers such as informal car washers, jeepney and tricycle drivers, construction workers, and fishermen.”

    Petty crimes, indeed, do not pay, but Duterte groupies and die-hards like lambs led to the slaughter totally believe that their tough-talking candidate for the presidency can usher peace and quiet via an all-out war against crime. In his book, law enforcement is top priority in statecraft, never mind if law enforcers have been tasked to do that.

    The court that annulled his first marriage described the better half as a “nominal wife” and noted that Rodrigo’s “penchant to engage in extra-marital affairs persisted throughout their married life.”

    A clinical psychologist examined Duterte and found out of his inability to “remain committed to a person or a relationship (that stems from), a gross indifference to others’ needs and feelings, heightened by lack of capacity for remorse and guilt.” Such psychological makeup preps him likely for more of the same—a ruthless tack to go after, uh, “alleged drug dealers, petty criminals, and streetchildren.” Admittedly, graft and corruption does not fit the bill, ‘petty crimes.’

    He admitted to having two wives and two girlfriends, and proclaims to all that he is a womanizer—but he doesn’t spend a peso of taxpayer’s money to care for those he keeps in bed company, both gainfully employed, each housed in a P1,500 rented room of a boarding house.

    Just when 30 percent of voters polled in a recent Social Weather Stations survey expressed preference for Digong as next numero uno comes this bit of news that casts doubt on the kind of company he keeps—an ex-real–estate broker turned Duterte campaign manager, who had been meted out a 20-year jail term for committing a P3.5-million estafa by Manila RTC Judge Lucia Purugganan in 2014, was collared in La Paz, Iloilo City.

    Duterte campaign manager and social media groupie Rovel Desierdo Tomambo was apprehended by a joint team of local police and National Bureau of Investigation operatives.

    Tomambo isn’t exactly the kind of bed company that Duterte keeps and a P3.5 million swindle isn’t a petty crime.

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    21 Comments

    1. “A clinical psychologist examined Duterte,” ask also your clinical psychologist about Noynoying Aquino.

    2. Nelson Udaundo on

      This is a biased opinion on the man and nothing else but plain politicking of the writer. at the most it is an speculation of what Dutterte did and will do. A myopic badmouthing with utter disregard of what the man has achieved for his constituents in Davao.

      They are harping on the 12 “innocent” minors allegedly killed or executed of the over 1300 summary executions of criminals in Davao. Assuming this is true how bad is it compared to the round the clock ,murder, rapes, robberies and brazen corruption that are happening day in and day out? Did you even try to have get some data too ? Did you even try to get the psychological make up of people in power now on how they can tolerate these crimes right under their noses and within the aegis of their authority to stop? Or find out what’s wrong with their eye-brain connection connection that they cannot see these things while Duterte can. If you will check that out sir, might as well get yourself checked too.

    3. The issues described in here are MINOR and solvable. Compare the issues of other presidential candidates and you will find these irrelevant.

    4. They are wasting their money on this. The people have made up their minds. This piece is worthless.

      There is no stopping the inevitable.

    5. pedro somoroy on

      hi dong,
      why dont you do a quick check at the records of the local civil registrar in davao?
      you might find skeletons over there. records of who died and the cause of death are still intact in the registry. then be honest, tell us what you found. please dont insult the people of mindanao by “tsismis”. please dont tell us what is good for us. you do not have the monopoly of virtues. we might require you a visa to visit mindanao. we have been oppressed by persons like you for a long time.

    6. I don’t know which planet you dropped off. You suddenly popped up in this paper just in time when the sure lossers are ganging up on him. You are not even a candidate.

      You are wasting your time. The people have made up their mind. This piece is worthless.

    7. http://www. huffingtonpost. com/jan-albert-suing/why-i-am-voting-for-rodri_b_9684538.html

      Duterte has the political will to even out power and wealth.

      Duterte could be a great president. He could be not. But that’s exactly why I’m voting for him. If he wins, there’s at least that 50% chance that he’s going to kick ass and challenge the current system, which I’m quite sure the other presidentiables would love to maintain because they benefit from it.

      But most importantly, Duterte has become a great movement leader. He connects well with everyone – old and young equalists (like I am) who dream of a free and equal society, men and women, the middle class, idealists and pragmatists, like no other politician could.

    8. keep in mind…Grace Poe supports the oppressive TPP(TransPacificPact)…no one addresses this,but it would be such a negative impact on economy and benefit only transnational mega corporations. Philippines, as most nations, do NOT need more neo-liberalism economics, which Poe represents. Pres.Aquino also wanted to sign on to this predatory trade pact. Enough with Duterte’s character traits…more informing people on important issues…..

    9. tsismoso ka rin po pala ano….ganyan ba ang kalidad ng journalism? di ba you have to validate your source..yeah may namamatay sa davao na mga menor de edad…hindi mo ba nakita ang mga video na ang daming gang war?

      sa mga maling ginagawa ng kabataan sino kaya ang mas may responsibilidad? magulang di ba? anong tulong ng gobyerno? ilabas ang juvenile deliquency law…alam ng mga kabataan na hindi sila makukulong…ang iba may dala-dala ng birth certificate para kung mahuli,sila pa ang may ganang manakot sa mga police.

      may ebidensya ka ba or may natanggap ka lang na sobre? magkano?

    10. There’s only one campaign manager of RRD and that’s mayor Leoncio Evasco.

      And don’t make it appear that you have full knowledge and understanding of what is Davao now when all you have are “tsismis” and “intriga” from pea brained people like you.

      btw, Duterte has two wives: an ex-wife and a common law wife. Girlfriends? You name one please. Let’s see if you can.

      Di porke’t marunong ka na mag ingles, magaling ka na.

      Di porke’t may narining ka, tama ka.

      Mabuti pa nga yata barbero sa ‘yo dahil kapanipaniwala hindi gaya mo klarong klaro ang pagka tsismoso. Bayot ka yata eh…

      • Why attack the messenger?? Come up with a better argument ! Bakit kailangan mgmura? Kabastosan! Offended because it’s true. Nothing wrong of what is said.

    11. jessie corrales on

      who are you Dong de los Reyes? what rock did you crawl out from? Don’t write anti Duterte articles in this newspaper bec. this Duterte territory, you idiot.

    12. Almost all Muslims are now diehard Duterte followers. He is pro BBL. His son and his grandmother is a Muslim. He said if he wins one foot of Moro is already in Malacanang It seems to him being a true Christian is a burden. He once said he do not attend Christian church since it was incompatible with his mayoral responsibilities: “(Kung) pakinggan ko yang Ten Commandments, wala na akong magagawa sa pagka-mayor ko” He is very fast in insulting Christian ways and personalities like the Pope but he is always polite to almost all Muslims. If he cannot follow the Ten Commandments could it be he is following the Muslim Sharia Law instead? His punishment is always kill, and kill. If you like this kind of man with a Muslim mind to govern the entire Christian majority Philippines then go for Duterte

    13. And what was the result of the psych examination of Aquino who is our president? BPD? tsk tsk tsk, so many dirty balls thrown at duterte, he never initiated one, just responded and in doing so mentioned some facts that are hard to hide. If you remember, duterte said, if I win I win if I lose then I lose. He is not crazy like binay who is a cry baby appealing for people no to vote for duterte! duterte never appealed like him on a video not to vote for Binay the we know what, and roxas and poe who we also know, what else is left to say, these candidates are getting so nervous, their supporters who are journalists are going nuts worried binay wont win because he promised them bread, and better positions, and bread, and better positions. ho hummmmm we know the modus operandi, but as journalists you should be neutral in your publications,. you just cannot hide the fact that someone is booting the bill for you.

      • Aquino is not a candidate anymore. His term will expire soon. Why cry over spelled milk?

    14. Please file a case. If all you can do is bitch about it, then you’re only proving him right.

      • http://www. huffingtonpost. com/jan-albert-suing/why-i-am-voting-for-rodri_b_9684538.html

        Duterte has the political will to even out power and wealth.

        Duterte could be a great president. He could be not. But that’s exactly why I’m voting for him. If he wins, there’s at least that 50% chance that he’s going to kick ass and challenge the current system, which I’m quite sure the other presidentiables would love to maintain because they benefit from it.

        But most importantly, Duterte has become a great movement leader. He connects well with everyone – old and young equalists (like I am) who dream of a free and equal society, men and women, the middle class, idealists and pragmatists, like no other politician could.