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Tue Jul 5, 2016, 10:23 AM

Philippines' Duterte Follows Through on Drug War Promises

He's certainly keeping his campaign promises.

More than 100 people have died, mostly suspected drug dealers, rapists and car thieves in stepped up anti-crime police operations since the election on May 9.

And then, the NBC story has a very interesting link - Philippines' 'Trump' Cozies Up to China Instead of U.S.

I'm surprised they would even have this on one of their posts. Why is the Philippine president turning to China instead of the US? Did they just recently ask that US forces start using their old bases again?

The story has several links but all show that Duterte is determined to stamp out crime in his country. Wouldn't it be nice if he was someone like that in charge here?

Full story @ http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/philippines-duterte-follows-through-drug-war-n603701 thanks to The Drudge Report

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Response to sargentodiaz (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:32 AM

1. He's Doing More Than Wiping Out Drug Dealers

Philippine president gives order to free up information

This is truly interesting. In a land where bribery is expected, to be ordering officials to pen up the files is so far beyond the norm it's impossible to believe. What does this guy think he's doing?

Duterte signed an executive order on Saturday to allow public access to official documents and records, two days before he delivers a much-anticipated state of the nation address. He is expected to reiterate a pledge to weed out corrupt officials and tackle crime.

Full story @ http://www.oann.com/philippine-president-gives-order-to-free-up-information/

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Response to sargentodiaz (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:57 AM

2. People charged with enforcing the law need to be lawful. Duterte is not.

 

The Victims of the Davao Death Squads: Consolidated Report 1998-2015

US Government: Duterte is Behind Davao Death Squad

Philippine Deaths Squads Very Much in Business as Duterte Set for Presidency

His death squads murdered more than 1,400 people in Davao City. And murdered is the correct word. Executing people in the street is not justice; it is murder.

And now he's doing it on a national basis. He is calling for vigilantism and endorsing extra-judicial executions, which is just a fancy way of saying "murder."

He's quite popular, just as Trump is popular with some segments of our electorate. But that doesn't mean what he's doing is right. He's turning the Philippines into a fascistoid thug state, and stomping on human rights and the rule of law as he does so.

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