• Duterte’s style like Lee Kuan Yew’s – Arroyo

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    Former president Gloria Arroyo likened President Rodrigo Duterte’s style of governance to that of Singapore’s esteemed leader Lee Kuan Yew.

    “We want the Philippines to be peaceful and safe, and a model of clean governance. I believe President Duterte’s strong governance is very much like Lee Kuan Yew,” she said in her speech at the 9th Global Congress and Conferment Ceremony of the Royal Institution of Singapore held at the Manila Hotel.

    She said Duterte is practicing the theme of Tuesday’s event—“Organizational Transparency: Bedrock of Good Governance.”

    Arroyo, who was honored as patron of the Royal Institution of Singapore, urged the audience consisting of Filipinos and foreigners to support Duterte’s government, saying Filipinos want to follow the progress of Singapore.

    Arroyo said the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo from her Cabinet post was inevitable because of her differences with Duterte.

    Among the Royal Institution officials who welcomed Arroyo were Dr. Athena George Ang, president; Dr. Clarke Slemon, chairman; Dr. Samuel Salvador, chancellor; and Dr. Helen Molano, chief compliance officer.

    The honorees included former senator Santanina Tillah Rasul and Secretary Martin Andanar, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

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    1. Lee Kuan Yew is so much at far to DU30. Lee Kuan Yew is a man of integrity, honesty, and accountability. Lee Kuan Yew did not kill and killing was not his political game; he simply applied the laws, but killing is never been his agenda. The bureaucracy of Singapore was so small to check up, whereas Philippine is so big to cover. Imagine thousands of Islands to cover to check to control! Singapore is so small country to manage, whereas the Philippines is huge: there is no reason to compare them unless the system of Philippine government is changed to where the laws can work well to the people.

      • ..is it against the law to compare with similarity or does it need to be 100% same in nature or essence to be compared, when we say..oh you are like your father, it doesnt mean you are 100% like your father…

    2. I wondered if Noynoy were invited to be a guest speaker since his retirement, except in rally and yellowtard occasion.

    3. It is never ending saga in Philippines politics: kleptocracy, worst is plunder, bloody killing, buy power and justice with blood-money. Marcoses’ political dynasty have the $10 Billion looted money . Aquinos and Cojuancos’ have thousands of acres of Hacienda Luisita not distributed yet to the poor local farmers. And graft and corruption exist across the board in the government. And the culture includes lies and cheats as a way of life, pay the priest to pray for a dead person to go to heaven, and a long list of superstitious beliefs detestable before the eyes of the Lord instead of establishing a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. Pray, repent, gain knowledge and understanding of the Word of God in the Holy Bible are examples that as an individual can change within one self, and people collectively can transform the whole nation for the better.

      One thing is true, for a nation to have peace and prosperity, in God’s written words (2 Chronicles 7:14), God says, “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Healing will then bring peace and prosperity to the whole nation.

      — Church Spiritual leaders and the Filipino people need to be joining hands in prayer and repentance. The prayer of the RIGHTEOUS is powerful and effective. God wants that if his people, who are called by his name but have dishonored Him by their sins, must humble themselves by confession and repentance before God. Repentance is stopping or turning from wicked ways. God says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” “Honestly confess all sins [directly to God] in their full extent, relying wholly on His grace and mercy. THEN, Healing from God will then bring peace and prosperity to the whole nation, as God has promised in return for OBEDIENCE of His people. Read the book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament, an example of how a Godly leader put a broken nation to order and justice for the poor and the oppressed. ———————– end.

    4. A corrupt president justifying a corrupt serial killer. Mr Lee would have turned in his grave.

      Mrs Arroyo, we know where all these praises are coming from. We know Mr Duterte has magical powers. How did he make that neck brace of yours disappear when the best doctors in Philippines can’t do anything.

    5. As far as I can remember living here in the Philippines. Since, the start of this Duterte administration. This is the first time I can feel safe rooming around the city at night, taking walks or jog at night outside without having second thoughts of someone mugging me.

      This is the first time I felt safe in the several years living in the Philippines. I too had my encounters with these criminals in the street, back in my school years. Fortunately today no more. I fervently hope this goes like this for long.

      It’s the first time I see policemen or police officers visible in places where people gather to catch late night jeepney rides. Never in the years of previous administration have I seen this police officer. Where were they all these years? Incidentally they only started working now?

      I don’t think so. It’s just I believe there are clear instructions to the rank and file and there is clear punishment for not doing your their job.

      So away with this BS regarding EJK. EJK had always been there in previous administrations, they were calling it riding-in-tandem or salvage victims back then. It’s only now that these losers are bringing that term up just pin down the current admin.

      This yellow BS is in itself. BS. so stop the lies and let’s move forward.

    6. Singapore and South Korea

      Who have not observed how Singapore and South Korea attained their economic, social and political prominence today? Although majority of the population are not “Christian”, unwittingly, they follow the doctrine of God regarding “physical life”. By the way, “physical life” should be distinguished from “spiritual life”. The former ends in the grave, the latter in “hell or heaven” as Bible believers know. God gave us the SOUL whose attributes are the “intellect and feeling”. To Peter, who recognized Jesus Christ personally was given this instruction for our “physical life”:

      1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

      Very clear from the foregoing, the “secondary purpose” of the soul is to guide us conduct our “physical life” with HUMAN WISDOM. Perhaps, majority of Singaporeans and Koreans do not even know the Bible
      but they benefit from this doctrine of God. In the beginning everybody knows how they endured supreme sacrifice. But the result is what they are today, perhaps the envy of many people.

      In contrast, Christian countries seems to have missed the” primary purpose” of the Bible which is the salvation of the SOUL. Here, God condemns HUMAN WISDOM for with this “man formulates own
      doctrines of salvation” which is but semi-Biblical resulting in the proliferation of sects and denominations. Can we not see “religious halo-halo” here?

    7. Being peaceful and safe is a very nice thing but how much freedom are you will to give up to obtain them?

      • As much as possible. We Filipinos are not ready for a “real” democracy like in Europe and USA. We need a Lee Kwan Yew to instill discipline and order

      • What freedom you have given up so far? Aren’t you free to say what you want? The Yellows and the Reds were even given infinite time to protests against Marcos burial? I wonder what freedom you have given up? Was it about your drug addiction? or Durg business as milking cow?

      • as much as necessary…singapore and s.korea almost gave up all the kind of human rights they can enjoy just to have a country today…