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Old 21st September 2017, 02:37 PM
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Our military should not be supporting him. It is a difficult question but there is no doubt that Duterte is part of the problem for the Phillipines, not the solutions.
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Citing Trump, Philippines dictator declares himself to be a "fascist" and vows to persecute peaceful left-wing opposition groups

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Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has been the source of many shocks since he took office last year: he admitted to murdering people as a teen gangbanger and then later as a public official; he zeroed out the budget for the National Commission on Human Rights, and announced that deposed mass-murdering dictator Ferdinand Marcos would be treated as a hero, even as he rolled out death squads that have murdered thousands in cold blood (he also hears voices from God).

The latest is perhaps inevitable, given Duterte's frankness about his criminality and admiration for thugs: he has described himself as a "fascist" and vowed to crack down on peaceful opposition groups like Bagong Alyansang Makabayan ("New Patriotic Alliance" or BAYAN), a group aligned with students, trade unions, human rights groups, and opposition politicians.

Duterte attributed his embrace of fascism to Trump and the shift in US politics, stating "I will follow America, since they say that I am an American boy. OK, granted, I will admit that I am a fascist. I will categorize you already as a terrorist."

Duterte is part of a pack of authoritarian global leaders whose "dominance" style has come into vogue in concert with increased economic insecurity and inequality.
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Rodrigo Duterte's son quits as vice mayor over drug smuggling links - ABC

Vice Mayor, that means "in charge of vice", yeah?

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son has quit as vice mayor of the southern city of Davao, citing his being linked to a drug smuggling case by opponents and personal problems from a failed marriage as reasons for the move.

Davao is President Duterte's hometown and its mayor is Paolo's younger sister, Sara Duterte-Carpio.

"There are recent unfortunate events in my life that are closely tied to my failed first marriage," the former vice mayor said in a statement made available to media.
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Some view democracy as an annoyance, it seems.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been engaged in a war against the media since he was elected in May 2016.

The foul-mouthed leader has often accused local and international journalists of being biased, of being too critical of his regime's bloody drug war, and of being part of a destabilisation plot against him. This, of course, is an absurdity and nothing more than the usual paranoia of authoritarian leaders.

But the Duterte regime's latest move is straight out of a dictator's playbook.

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked the licence of online news site Rappler on the basis that it is foreign-owned — although it isn't.

Rappler was targeted for being critical of the president. It has become one of the biggest social news network in the Philippines since its launch in 2012. It is one of few independent media outlets left in the country.

Rappler chief executive, the former CNN south-east Asia bureau chief Maria Ressa, called the move politically motivated.
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