Tags: President Rodrigo Duterte

Pork

Ni XEUS DELA CRUZ FOJA Nakakataba ng puso Ang pangako Ni candidate Duterte: “I will abolish corruption in government.” Sabay hiyawan ang 16 million ka-DDS. Taas-kamao. Hashtag ChangeisComing. After 6 months, “Iba si Candidate Duterte Kay President Duterte.” What’s Diokno cooking in Duterte’s Kitchen? Ibang timpla Parehong-pareho ang lasa. Kumalam ang sikmura ng mga representative…

The President’s choices

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective After declaring, during his campaign, that he would approve the P2,000 Social Security System pension hike if elected, President Duterte has obviously reneged on his promise. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s statement that people should differentiate between Rodrigo Duterte the candidate and Duterte the president did not help any. It is…

New nuclear arms race, martial law both perilous

Perish the thought! You’re playing a perilous game!! Verily that is the singular message addressed to both President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Donald J. Trump, the incoming president of the United States, regarding their recent statements that beclouded the holiday atmosphere: Duterte’s on removing the constitutional safeguards on declaring martial law, and Trump’s on reviving…

China, Japan back-to-back visits part of policy design

Behind the bluster and expletive-laced pronouncements of President Duterte, he is gradually giving shape to his avowed independent foreign policy – away from dependence on the United States. In this regard, his back-to-back official visits to China and Japan, and their reported results, provide an initial insight into how he aims to construct the policy…

That Hitler remark

With his — so far — high approval rating, President Rodrigo Duterte has the political capital and unprecedented opportunity to raise the knowledge and awareness of large numbers of Filipinos on those issues that for 70 years and through 11 administrations since the restoration of Philippine independence in 1946 have bedeviled this country. They include…

The clamor for change

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective What do we make of the high 76 percent satisfaction rating, or 64 percent net satisfaction rating, of President Duterte? This, despite the fact that the President has been receiving a lot of flak for his lethal war on drugs, and his belligerent statements against US Pres. Barack Obama, the…

Order in chaos

Barely three months in office, President Rodrigo Duterte has shocked, surprised, and outraged groups as diverse as human rights defenders, journalists, and media advocacy organizations as well as those individuals who expect presidents to be more circumspect in both speech and manner. While he has continued to enjoy the support of those citizens convinced that…