16 basic questions Duterte supporters should be asking... but aren't

16 basic questions Duterte supporters should be asking... but aren't

EDITOR'S NOTE: Kami.com.ph welcomes contributions from its readers. Here is an an article from a person who choose to identify himself as "the decipherer". Responses and comments about this article from Duterte supporters and critics alike are welcome. Kami.com.ph does not necessarily share the views of its contributors.

Why are you voting for Duterte? Can I just ask why?

I hope you just take a look at these links before you vote. After you do, and you still want to vote for him, I at least thank you for thinking through your vote.


1) Why do you trust his words, but it is all words and he has no word of honor?

It’s final: Duterte won’t run for president in 2016

“I wont be a substitute candidate.”

Duterte: ‘I won’t be a substitute candidate’

2) Why are you okay with burying Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani? Why are you willing to treat the World’s Greatest thief and the nation’s greatest human rights abuser as a hero? Why are you willing to insult the dignity of the victims of the Marcos regime?

Duterte favors burying Marcos at heroes’ cemetery

3) Why are you okay with the abolition of Labor Unions, the greatest weapon of labor to balance capital?

Duterte upsets labor groups after threatening unions

4) Why are you okay with impunity and murder of the innocent?

Teenagers perish in Davao's killing fields

5) Why are you convinced that he will end crime in the national level, when in fact he doesn’t have concrete plans and data show that he wasn’t able to do it in Davao?

PNP data shows Davao had the most number of murder incidents

6) Why are you okay with NPA Taxation? Isn’t it that there’s only one sovereign which he swore to defend when he was elected as Mayor? Isn’t this an insult to the thousands of soldiers who fought for the defense of the state?

NPA taxation a reality, just pay them – Duterte

7) Why are you okay with such an undiplomatic personality that puts to shame our country before the international community? Mexico incident? Pope? Now, Australia? Are you aware that the President is the Chief Diplomat of the country, a representation of the majesty of the Filipino People?


Duterte slams Mexico with Alan Cayetano seated beside envoy

“Putang ina ka Pope!”

Duterte curses Pope Francis over traffic during his visit

“This is politics, Australia stay out! I won’t apologize!”

Duterte to Australia on rape joke: 'Stay out'

8) Why are you okay with commodification of women and the disrespect of maids?

“Maid lang naman!”

9) Why are you okay with Quibuloy’s influence despite him grabbing land from Indigenous groups and abusing religion?



10) Why are you okay with free-ing GMA? Remember ZTE, Fertilizer Scam, E.O. 464, Proclamation 1017, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and Hello Garci?

Duterte: If elected, I will release Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Duterte reiterates plan to free GMA if elected

On Bong Revilla:

Duterte: If evidence is weak, let Bong Revilla out on bail

11) Why is it that Duterte attracts violent supporters and bullies? Oh right, because he is one. Why allow this to further proliferate?

LOOK: Duterte supporter allegedly issues death threat to UPLB student Stephen Villena

UP student receiving threats from Duterte supporters

12) Why are we willing to barter our territorial integrity for trains? Why are you willing to shut up? and then he changes to bilateral talks, perhaps a worse idea?

Duterte willing to back down on sea dispute with China

13) Why will you vote for somebody who will destroy checks and balances and heavily militarize the country? Can’t the military and the police be the source of abuses and crimes too?

“Kapag ginawa ninyo yan, sasabihan ko mga military, tumindig kay, umalis kayo. Kapag na-contempt of Congress kayo, (ipapatawag) ko armor (tanks) ng Army sa Fort Bonifiacio. Sirain mo nga yang putang inang Congress na yan,” said Duterte

14) Why are you willing to allow somebody who thinks he is God to decide who gets to live and who gets to die rule our country?

"You Can Die Any Time": Death Squad Killings in Mindanao

15) Why are you okay with LGBT Discrimination? Why is it okay to associate cowardice with gays?

'Bayot, bakla' don't mean 'weak,' transgender bet tells Duterte

16) Why are you okay with notorious tardiness? Isn't the president supposed to be a diligent worker?

Duterte’s habitual tardiness due to ‘too many commitments’–aide


Why are you giving our nation away to such a grave threat to our nation’s democracy? Why, oh why, oh why?

I hope you reconsider. I really hope so, before it's too late. While politics could be entertaining, our future is no entertainment.


Source: KAMI.com.gh

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