Monday, March 30, 2015
Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte: A Leader With An Iron Fist
By Alon Calinao Dy: The much-admired mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, is recognized as a leader with an iron fist. Davaoeños are quite aware that the Philippines has a lot of Filipinos who have no respect and trust among politicians.
When we think about politics, it is a dirty game with scores of killings and rampant corruption. But Davaoeños know Honorable Mayor Duterte is a different politician than others since he is willing to sacrifice himself for the good of his people, especially his areas of responsibility.
I constantly remember what Davao Mayor said that "if you are good, you probably live here. But if you are bad, your life ends here." Of course we totally want to live with peace and order in our beloved city.
But if there is a group of people who attempt to destroy the relative peace and order, I think a leader with an iron fist is the answer to protect the best interest of the majority of people.
The late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has successfully put a fright in the hearts of criminals that they have no place in Singapore if they do not abide by the rules and regulations of the government. But he is the much-admired leader because he put a firm discipline for every Singaporean.
Just ask yourself this question, who wouldn't want peace and orderliness in their place? I am certain you would say those criminals and corrupt people.
Under the Duterte rule, Davaoeños strongly believe that their Mayor will do everything to protect his people and sustain his good reputation as a great leader.
Duterte now enjoys a reputation as a hard working leader and tough-talking mayor who is committed stopping corruption and fight crime.
Most vocal Davaoeños want their mayor to run for president in 2016 as they know that it is about time that Filipinos need a leader with an iron fist and strong rules in life.