One has to be a Filipino to understand fully what President Rodrigo Duterte stands for as a leader of this country in this day and age.
We have seen presidents come and go in the past but there never has been one who caught the fancy of the Filipinos for the transformation he did to once lawless Davao City as mayor into a safe and livable place so that when the opportunity arose that he was being considered a presidential timber, the majority of the people simply embraced him warts and all and the rest is history.
The popularity of Duterte among Filipinos is not about who he is, but rather about what he has to offer as a leader – not beholden to anybody but the Filipino people.
It is therefore Duterte’s unorthodox and unconventional style of leadership which exudes political will that has endeared him to the people and has influenced many to rally behind him despite criticisms aired against him here and abroad for his bloody war against illegal drugs.
Past presidents also had their share of fighting illegal drugs, corruption and criminality but it simply lacked the conviction and the resolve to do it relentlessly because of political self-preservation.
Needless to say that while the past presidents were more concern about their own political future, Duterte on the other hand has made his war on illegal drugs, corruption and criminality the linchpin of his administration to help sustain the development of the country and ensure better life for the Filipinos.
Duterte’s out-of-the-box leadership is making such a positive impact to the Filipinos that the hope for a better and brighter future has never been this high and promising as it is now.
Unfortunately articles are being published and videos are being shown that are critical of Duterte’s administration and this does not surely sit well with the people.
Check this link and see if it is doing justice to the country:
Like I said at the onset, one has to be a Filipino and has to live in the country to appreciate what the Duterte government is doing. To write and show a video of something that the authors themselves have not seen, fact checked or experience history is simply doing an injustice to most Filipinos that are aspiring for a better place and life to live.
That Duterte has been considered an influential person in the world today is definitely an honor.