Monday, April 6, 2015
Why Many Filipinos Want Duterte To Run For President in 2016?
By Alon Calinao Dy: Filipinos know what they want. They need a leader who holds an outstanding record in politics that is not involved in any sort of corruption. They shout the name 'Duterte! Duterte! Duterte!...' But, why is it so?
Duterte starts giving a new hope for Filipinos who want a big change in the political system of the country. It appears that the Davao City Mayor is the favorite presidential candidate in 2016.
Though he refused several times that he is not going to run for president, his supporters do not believe about it since he has a solid of supporters in different social media sites.
Critics charged him of extra-judicial killings during his term, many Davaoeños know that this is necessary to maintain peace and order in their beloved city.
Today, Davao City is known as one of the safest places in the Philippines. The economic system has grown steadily in the last two decades because investors are coming in and trusting the local government units.
I remember Duterte said "I do not care if I burn in hell for as long as the people I serve live in paradise." That is the kind of leader that our beloved nation needs as of this moment. He is willing to sacrifice himself for the good of his people.
Duterte is called as a cruel leader. He is very strict of implementing laws in Davao City. His critics even mentioned him as a communist because he had talked with the MILF, NPA, and other rebel groups. But a true leader understands that he needs to hear the stories of both camps between the rebel groups and the government in order to maintain peace and order in Mindanao.