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Black Americans Hail Duterte on Drug War Issues

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By: Elena Grace Flores
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Why Are You Killing Blacks | Filipino President Duterte to America

Duterte’s Response to Drug War Criticisms

A British journalist gets a blow from President Rodrigo Duterte. He asks about the drug war accusation of the UN. Duterte retaliates. Ask America why are they killing blacks? What has it done with it? This is not a new inquiry. Something that black Americans continuously ask. The Filipino leader just refreshes the inquiry. This time, in a hypothetical way that can give everyone the aha moment. So, understand it.


Media Demonizing the Drug War

The American media together with their counterparts worldwide is notable for demonizing relevant efforts in minimizing crimes. They often use humanitarian reasons. Sometimes, to the verge of protecting the criminals instead of the victims. The President’s question must also be answered. Why is the UN mum about the killings of black Americans in the US? Is the death of a black man more relevant than the deaths of Filipino criminals or casualties of the drug war?


The Human Rights Principle

Duterte lashes some more by asking if the quantity matters. The media often likes to exaggerate to capture public interest. Can 10 Filipino drug war casualties justify one black man criminal or not? Does that change the human rights principle? Can the UN answer that? Apartheid is actually not really gone. Perhaps hidden in a different name. Respect begets respect. Leaders must take care of their own people. The best way they know how.



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Bongbong Marcos on the Drug War: Learn the Facts First

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By: Elena Grace Flores




The son of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, Bongbong Marcos has something to say to the drug war comments of his rival, the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo. He said that when he is given a new job. He must know the facts first. This can be done by going around the agencies involved and evaluate the strategies after thorough discussions with the officials concerned. Contrary to his opinion, Robredo conducted regular press conferences to criticize the President and the alleged drug war outcome.

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Robredo Said that the Drug War is a Failure but PDEA Disagrees

Robredo vehemently said that the drug war is a failure. This is an insensitive comment given the fact that many men in uniform lost their lives when reprimanding criminals to minimize the illegal drugs trade. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said this recently. Region VII PDEA Director Wardley Getalla also shows all the statistics of their efforts including cannine trainings for illegal drugs inspections, port monitoring, entertainment places surveillance, and many more. He stresses that the President’s drug war is definitely on the right track to success.



The Protest is in the Hands of the Supreme Court

On Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo, he discloses that when the third course of action is acted upon, it would be very easy to surpass the lead of Robredo. The recount result has little to do with its outcome. In the end, it’s still the en banc resolution that can make or break Marcos’ plight. This makes it more difficult for Robredo. By the time this happens, the Supreme Court already has the majority of President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointees.



Life Lines Must Not be Commercialized

On water and other basic needs, Marcos insists that their administration must not be for profits. These are the life lines of the people. Government subsidies are a must when these are compromised. Needless to say, they must not be under the management of private companies.


Likely Tandem is Still a Secret

Marcos refuses to comment when pressed to answer who would be his likely tandem. He confirms that he is indeed running for a national position this elections 2022 but is holding off the announcement as to what post. He said that he has learned from former Senator Manny Pangilinan’s mistake. Pangilinan was first to announce his presidential candidacy. He also added that ex-PNoy only became a candidate in August the previous year then president in May 2010.


Different from Robredo’s Approches

The namesake of the late President Marcos clarifies that if he is in Robredo’s shoes, he would surely do things differently. He may have some ideas on how to pursue the drug war but he knows that the experts would know better at the national level. This is why the second most powerful person in the land can only help the drug war if he or she has the updates of the campaign. Instead of going against the frontline personnel, it is ideal to learn the facts to be able to strategize on how to proceed.

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PDEA: President Duterte’s Drug War is NOT a Failure

PDEA: President Duterte's Drug War is NOT a Failure




By: Elena Grace Flores




PDEA Region VII Director, Wardley M. Getalla said that the drug war of the Duterte administration is heading to the right direction – given the many positive statistics which is contrary to Robredo’s statement. When asked st the 888 News Forum, Dir. Getalla said that it was sad to hear such comment from her. The VP who in under protest by former Senator Bongbong Marcos only had 18 days tenure as the drug war czar. She was fired by the President for being incompetent.

YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores
PDEA: The Drug War of President Duterte is NOT a Failure



Destruction of Marijuana Plantations

Getalla said that they were able to eradicate 11 marijuana plantations and 60 drug dens accross the region. They were also able to apprehend 15 cases of over half kilo of shabu operations. These are only few of the many statistics that they have on record.



Joint Operations with PNP and the Local Government

Continues monitoring of the ports for possible entry of the illegal substances are as tight as ever. K9 dogs are deployed to efficiently watch the region’s entrance and exit points. The PDEA also supports the operations of the PNP with the assistance of the local government that provides the facilities needed.


Protecting the Youth from the Harmful Substance

Entertainment places where the youth frequents are also under inspection. This is to make sure that no selling or distribution of illegal drugs can take place there. Such initiative happens after the numerous reports that the illegal drug trade is rampant in disco houses, hangout places, and drinking clubs.

DOST Region 7 Director Paradela clarifies that they are not meddling with the tasks of the Department of Education that was hit by

The Drug War is NOT a failure

The PDEA Director sure knows what he is talking about. At the beginning of his speech, he enumerates the many programs they implemented and their current status. He is certain that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is on the right track to success. This is because of the halt or reduction of massive illegal drug operations in the region.

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Chong, Ejercito Defended Bato on the Drug War Issue

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By: Elena Grace Flores

General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, is a member of the President’s slate.He repeatedly defends the administration’s bloody drug war. This goes the same with the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Initially, Bato was alone answering Otso Diretso’s drug war criticisms. Then, Atty. Glenn Chong, Senator JV Ejercito, and Former DILG Secretary Raffy Alunan came to the rescue.

YouTube video byElena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Initially, Bato was alone vs Otso Diretso’s criticisms on drug war. Then, Chong, Ejercito, and Alunan came to the rescue.

Gen. Bato is Knowledgeable About the Drug War

The former Bureau of Corrections chief garners attention previously when the University of the Philippines’ audience heckles him. This is when he explains his push for the reimposition of the death penalty. The former national police chief wants capital punishment for corrupt government officials. He also wants to reinstate the death penalty by executing convicted drug lords through a firing squad in Luneta.

Otso Diretso is Critical to the Du30 Administration

Romulo Macalintal, Florin Hilbay, Samira Gutoc, Chel Diokno, Neri Colmenares, Gary Alejano, and Erin Tañada alternatively hit on the policies of the Du30 administration. Bato can only retaliate to their theories because he has the hands-on experience dealing with the illegal drugs chemical. He said, it is easy for them to say but perhaps they can’t do as much as the President Does.

Chong’s Story in Cebu

Atty. Chong is the first to defend Bato after Hilbay said that the war on drugs is a total failure. Hilbay’s girlfriend, Agot Isidro keeps on nodding her head to agree on his rough statements. The obviously hurt, Bato gets Chong’s justification in a very believable story. He said that while in Cebu, he was in a taxi when the driver explains that the particular road they were on was too dangerous to pass through. However, after the notorious drug pusher gets killed, the road is passable again.

Senator Ejercito’s Senate Assurance

Re-electionist, Senator JV Ejercito swears that the Senate’s mandate is to take care of human lives. The necessary laws are in place so as not to allow extra judicial killings and other human rights violations. The people can trust the judiciary system.

Raffy Alunan’s Testimony

Alunan is a former Interior Secretary. He is vying again for a Senate seat under the President’s ticket after he failed to win in the 2016 polls. The former Interior chief adds that it is difficult to put a deadline on the ending of the illegal drug trade. It is a “big social problem,” he added. “It’s work in progress. That’s all l can say because we’re up against human nature. Criminality is, you know, the drug syndicates are based abroad, he said.

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Grieving for Red before Miss Universe: Atty. Chong Calls for Justice after PAO’s Finding

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Philippine’s bet for Miss Universe, Catriona Gray made her mother’s dream a reality. She was crowned in red recently. Just prior to her victory, another Red or Richard Santillan, Atty. Glenn Chong’s aide for 11 years was killed by police scalawags. PAO’s forensic finding on the last day of his wake shows that he was tortured. This is after the murder and set up scenarios floated by the police. The clean election lawyer/whistleblower swears to avenge his death amidst the hysterical cries of Santillan’s wife and mother. z
Youtube Video by Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong calls on the PNP Chief after learning PAO’s forensic finding that Santillan was tortured prior to the alleged ambush/shootout situation.

PNP Chief On Fire

Chong calls on PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to give justice at once to his trusted aide’s death. He can be made accountable for being quiet. Chong said that it may be acceptable for the police to kill criminals. But not torture any citizen, kill, and drag to the road to fake a shoot out scene. He said that the police chief’s silence can only implicate him to the crime.

Fake Police Report

According to the police investigation, Santillan died during a legitimate police operation against “Highway Boys.” It is a criminal group involved in the robbery, illegal drug trade, and murder in Rizal and eastern parts of Metro Manila. However, Chong’s belief that his bodyguard/friend did not die that way proves to be right as per forensic evidence from the PAO.

Initial Suspicion was Right

The suspicion of Chong that Santillan was tortured stems after he saw that one of his toenails was removed by his killers. This triggers him to think that the perpetrators tried to get him through the slain aide. Santillan did not show up at the airport on that unfortunate day. Therefore, Chong can be the real target who managed to take a taxi home.

Mafia-like Operation

It is very obvious that Santillan’s circumstances follow the same pattern as that of the late teenager, Kian de Los Santos’ death. That was also from the hands of the corrupt authorities. It certainly made the President looks bad for giving considerations to the men in uniform during legitimate police operations for the drug war. The only difference is that the former was popularized by the media while the latter was under strict control. The world’s mafia is known to have power over the mainstream news channels.

Miss Universe in Red Triumphs Despite Many Filipinos’ Grief

The new Miss Universe certainly brings honor to the country with her wit, beauty, and charm. She looked stunning in her red Mayon volcano-inspired gown. Her winning slow motion signature turn is like no other. Despite the nation’s glee over her success, around half of the Filipinos are grieving and seeking justice for fallen Red.

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Can Edsa Revolution that Topples the Late Ferdinand Marcos do the Same with Son, Bongbong?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The CBCP Edsa activity, “Lord Heal our Land” is a show of force against drug-related killings. Archbishop Socrates Villegas clarifies that it is not a political revolution. It is a prayer rally for victims of the drug war. Nevertheless,  many still suspect that the organizers aim to mimic the success of the Edsa People Power event. That topples the late Ferdinand Marcos. Some people assume that it is a call for President Du30’s resignation before Bongbong Marcos becomes Vice President as the recount against VP Leni Robredo can happen very soon.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denies that there’s an alleged plot to undermine President Du30. In spite calling for the public to join a prayer rally condemning the killings under his anti-narcotics drive, it insists that this is just to pray.




Not Political Revolution

Mass and procession at the Edsa Shrine is not a rally. It is a religious activity that gathers the faithful to pray for forgiveness and the country’s healing amid the spate of extrajudicial killings, its organizers said. “Let us ask that our prayers for the country’s healing be answered. The November 5 activity has no colors. It stands for transparency, clarity of vision, purity of heart,” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in a video.




Cultural Presentation

Civil society organizations and lay groups express their support for the CBCP’s call. Former Civil Service Commission Chair Karina Constantino-David maintains that political speeches have no place in the said activity.“Although we will tackle relevant issues, this will be through cultural presentations,” David said.




General Program

“Songs, plays, spoken word performances and numbers by artists are in the program. Discussion of issues is through cultural presentations, and not by speeches,” added the Tindig Pilipinas co-founder of. After a 3 p.m. Mass at Edsa Shrine by Villegas, a candle-lit procession brings the image of Our Lady of Fatima to the People Power Monument.









Healing Force

The “Lord Heal our Land Sunday” activity may be a show of force against drug-related killings. A kind of prayer rally for victims of the drug war. However, it is only the beginning of a 33-day “Start the Healing” period. The faithful are requested to pray the rosary and receive Holy Communion every day until Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Regardless of the religious line up, the background of organizers can still speak for its real motives.




 

No politics, just prayers for healing in Edsa rally




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Bongbong Marcos as Vice President can Clear Out ICC, Local, and Foreign Threats against Du30

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The new Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is the only Philippine lawyer allowed to practice law at the ICC as a human rights crusader. He hopes to be able to advise the President directly regarding the manner and methods for the drug war. The international case against Du30 is the last straw of the opposition to take him down. Meanwhile, on foreign relations, the US President decides to extend his trip to Asia, a day more in the Philippines to coincide with the East Asia regional summit. He warns China anew that “warrior nation” Japan could take matters into its own hands if the threat posed by North Korea is not addressed. Du30’s strategies with the US, China, and Japan are obviously working but his detractors can’t settle with that not until Bongbong Marcos wins the electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo soon.






Youtube video by; janean calabria

[VIDEO]: Compilation of Bongbong Marcos-Du30 cooperation.




ICC as Last Resort

Roque said that the ICC is the “court of last resort,” and that there is no evidence that proves Du30 ordered killings to be carried out by the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS). The case pertains to the alleged violations during his stint as Davao City mayor. The ICC will only exercise jurisdiction “if local courts are unwilling or unable to do so.” Parties have to show that a case filed in the Philippines did not succeed before it can go to the ICC, Roque added.




Not Missing the East Asian Summit

Trump left Joint Base Andrews and is bound for Hawaii. From there he will travel on to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The American President unleashes a barrage of invective comments against political foes. This even includes his own Justice Department, which is investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia. He also announces during departure that the marathon trip is extended to include an East Asia Summit in the Philippines, which he had been slated to miss.




Japan as Warrior Nation

“Japan is a warrior nation, and I tell China and I tell everyone else that listens, I mean, you’re gonna have yourself a big problem with Japan pretty soon if you allow this to continue with North Korea,” Trump said. President Xi Jinping has been “pretty terrific” on North Korea, and that “China is helping us,” he added. The Chinese leader chides from Trump for failing to rein in Kim. China implements tougher UN sanctions against North Korea instead. That warms up Xi’s relationship with the US leader. North Korea in July launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles apparently capable of reaching the US mainland, according to its leader Kim Jong-Un as a gift to “American bastards.”









Bongbong Marcos’ Take

Bongbong Marcos clearly said that Du30’s enemies would only stop attacking the President when he becomes Vice President. He added that those who are against the Filipino leader cannot bear him having to replace Du30 as President. it is not a secret that there is some kind of Du30-Marcos understanding even before the election 2016. In fact, most of the President’s controversial but effective moves follow the principles of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The people are anxiously waiting for the recount date from the Supreme Court.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/30/17/roque-says-up-to-duterte-to-tap-him-as-lawyer-in-icc-case

https://www.rappler.com/nation/187297-trump-extend-stay-ph-attend-east-asia-summit-white-house

Trump warns China Japan could take action on NKorea




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Liberal Media Points Out: Wrong Perception on Drug War Killings is Triggered by Misleading Captions

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The President defends his bloody war on drugs. He tells Southeast Asian lawyers that he is “demonized” by it. Du30 denies allegations of state-sponsored killings of both drug dealers and users. Meanwhile, a Liberal media also justifies the publication of its peer. This is the misconception on the popularized Pietà – like visual. The caption of this image somewhat says;  “Jennelyn Olaires weeps as she hugs partner Michael Siaron. He is 30, a pedicab driver. Siaron was killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen. This was near Pasay Rotonda on Edsa.” His death is one of the six drug war deaths in the area on that day. It certainly did not blame the PNP. However, due to the mention of the drug war or drug-related incidents, it created a notion that the administration is behind it.






Youtube video by; NBC Left Field

[VIDEO]: BEWARE THIS IS BLACK MEDIA PROPAGANDA – The Kill List: The Brutal Drug War in the Philippines




Actual Liberal Caption

What can one think that amidst the drug war, news headlines and captions are added with misleading phrases like the line highlighted below?

Church: “Thou Shall Not Kill”

BANNER PHOTO. The caption of this Inquirer photo on July 24, 2016, is as follows: ‘A weeping Jennelyn Olaires hugs partner Michael Siaron, 30, a pedicab driver an alleged drug pusher, who was shot and killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen near Pasay Rotonda on Edsa. He was one of six killed in drug-related incidents in Pasay and Manila yesterday.’ Screenshot from www.inquirer.net

This is a clearly confusing but the media involved blames the Pro-administration journalist and officials instead for defending the President from the misunderstanding.




Human Rights Criticisms

The Du30 administration’s human rights record is strongly criticized by Western countries. It is one of the issues US President Donald Trump plans to raise on a visit to Manila next month to attend perhaps the ASEAN summit. The President tells the ASEAN Law Association that while some things against him were true, he did not order extrajudicial killings of drug suspects as his critics insinuate.




The President’s Statement

President Du30 said;

“I know that I have been demonized. And well, of course, I will assure you upon my oath as a lawyer and before God that some are true, some are not. And the extrajudicial tag that has been placed on me is simply not true.”

The above statement is actually factual given the reactions of the Human Rights bodies here and abroad. Not to mention the international community’s condemnation of the President’s alleged drug war actions.









What the President Really Said

Du30, however, clarifies that he warned drug peddlers that he would kill them if they destroyed the country. This includes the youth that he was duty-bound to protect as President. If doubts if anyone could fault him for making that statement. Recently, he also discloses that there seems like a twist in teenager killings. That has something to do with drug couriers but the PNP has yet to complete their investigation.




https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/fact-check/186468-inquirer-pieta-photo-raffy-lerma-michael-siaron-pnp

I’ve been demonized in drug war–Duterte




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Media Propaganda Affects People but Love Remains for Marcos and Du30

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Thee love of the majority of Filipinos for President Rodrigo Du30 remains just like with the Marcoses. This is despite the decline in his net satisfaction and trust ratings, according to Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella. Bongbong Marcos earlier expresses his disagreement to control social media. He explained that it can actually neutralize biased mainstream media reports. The Marcoses has suffered more than 30 years of misinformation after his father, the late Ferdinand Marcos stepped down in 1986. Media propaganda causes his popularity to decline. Just like what Du30’s detractors are hoping for.






Youtube video by; CBC News

[VIDEO]: CBC news Senior Correspondent Adrienne Arsenault reports from Manila about the horrors of President Rodrigo Du30’s war on drugs. She also speaks to jailed Philippine Senator Leila de Lima who is a vocal critic of the country’s strongman president. (An example of black media propaganda).




Ratings Dropped

Abella explains that the drop in the President’s net satisfaction ratings was expected since the “honeymoon period” for the administration has now ended. “The change in the President’s satisfaction rating, from 78 percent in June to 67 percent in September, and trust rating, from 82 percent in June to 73 percent in September, is normal given the fact that people start measuring their expectations usually after the honeymoon period, or after a year in office,” Abella said this through a press briefing in Malacañang.



Public Trust is Good

In spite of this, however, Abella believed that public satisfaction remains “good” and public trust remains “very good”. Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted the non-commissioned survey from September 23 to 27. Those were days after the nationwide rally held on September 21 – the National Day of Protests.  The Liberal Party-inspired groups protested the alleged street killings and alleged human rights violations in Luneta. They blamed the administration’s drug war for all the killings. These include crimes of passion, feud among illegal drug criminals, and personal rifts or grudges. However, the pro-administration supporters were bigger in number. They rallied to show their support to the President in a bigger historical vicinity at Plaza Miranda.




Survey Period

“It is worth noting that surveys are snapshots of the public mood at a given time and the SWS survey was conducted between September 23-27, just 2 days after the National Day of Protest – the bold initiative of the President allowed citizens to freely vent their grievances about the excesses and shortcomings of the government. Some sentiments may have spilled over,” Abella added. The LP cannot accuse his administration anymore of suppressed freedom of speech. The leader did learn from Marcos’ plight.









Love Begets Love

Nevertheless, “the love is still there,” Abella added.   The Palace official assured the public that the government would “continue to work harder to address the public’s urgent needs in order to bring a comfortable life for all.”   “We enjoin everyone to set aside self-interest and together build a nation worthy of the next generation,” Abella said. Biased media often interview only the sides that support their interests. In the video, Senator Leila de Lima, of course, did not admit that her own lover and bodyguard has a signed affidavit of her involvement with the drug trade that put her in prison. Emotional family members of some fatalities are also featured to solicit condemnation geared towards the president even if they are isolated cases or victims of other social problems that are in existence since time immemorial like the communist insurgents’ kidnap for ransom activities.




Abella: Despite fall in ratings, ‘love is still there’ for Duterte

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/06/17/bongbong-marcos-confident-he-will-soon-be-vice-president




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Who will Detractors Kill Next to Blame it on the President’s Drug War?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceñ defends him from accusations that he is a killer. Her argument was simple: if the President is a killer, his political enemies would have long been dead. She said this amidst speculations that Du30 has a hand on the drug war killings.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: Honeylet Avanceña, emosyonal nang ipagtanggol ang Pangulo at kampanya kontra-droga.




Wicked Trillanes

“You’ve seen it, Senator Antonio Trillanes has been hitting us since a week before the election. Then why is he still alive, right? Nothing’s happened to him, so it’s not true. You know that he’s not that kind of person,” Avanceña said.



Drug War Program

She talks to Philippine National Police officials during the launch of the PNP’s “Life After TokHang” program. The project seeks to provide a holistic approach to the drug war. Her husband is widely criticized because of this. Detractors name drop International human rights bodies in their media propaganda just to discredit the President and his campaign.



Forgiving President

Aside from Trillanes, Avanceña cites the President’s long-time critic in Davao City, former Speaker Prospero Nograles. “Nograles himself has done not very good things to him in the past, but look how forgiving he is,” she said. She refers to Du30’s burying the hatchet with Nograles.









Media Misunderstanding

“He will never instruct anybody, the Armed Forces, or the PNP for that matter, to kill for no reason at all. He just can’t-do it, he’s a lawyer,” she added. The non-Visayan media often misunderstand the Du30’s countless threats to kill violators of the law. They even cited in many instances that he said he will do the killing himself. Little do they know that in the Visayan dialect, such statements just mean that he is serious to implement the law. The question now is, who will the detractors kill next to blame it on the President?




https://www.rappler.com/nation/184110-duterte-not-killer-honeylet-avancena-pnp