Jose Manuel Diokno, the dean of De La Salle University (Law) and son of the late anti-martial law stalwart Jose W. Diokno, recalls how the late President Ferdinand Marcos sow fear against communists and criminals to justify his political crackdown. This is the same today as President Rodrigo Dutertes’s war on drugs. Why are other leaders not aware of this? Watch the video to understand better:
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[VIDEO]: ALAMIN ANG TOTOONG DAHILAN Kung Bakit Galit si Duterte sa Mga Criminal
Forfeiting Human Rights of Criminals
As a lawyer and prosecutor for many years, President Duterte knows the limit of his war on drugs. He can’t be intimidated by the extra-judicial killings done by drug criminals and outlaws. It should be the other way around. Criminals must be intimidated by Duterte’s public pronouncements because he will not hesitate to punish criminals – with the instant death penalty if they endanger the lives of law enforcers and citizens of the country.
Watching Filipinos Killing Each Other is the Most Painful for a Leader
Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late strongman sympathises with Duterte because watching Filipinos killing each other that results from the war on drugs, is the most painful thing for a leader to watch. Marcos said that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father’s rule who applied the same tactic as Duterte. This angers activists who said he wants people to forget his father’s dictatorship. Filipinos these days are more concerned about their livelihood, crime and other day-to-day problems.
Instilling Fear to Criminals is a Warfare Tactic
Why should people be afraid to go out to public places? It should be the criminals who must hide from Duterte’s wrath. Intimidation is an effective form of warning the criminals firmly that they will surely be punished if they commit a crime. Si, if one is intimidated by Duterte, he or she has the tendency to be criminal.
Duterte, a Political Genius
Duterte is proud enough to announce that he admires the late Marcos and his support to the son, Bongbong Marcos. He has seen the effectiveness of the Marcos regime when it comes to discipline. As people can see on billboards, the warnings on the streets should not be there if Filipinos are disciplined enough to follow the rules. Duterte’s moves are just right for today’s cultural behavior of the masses.