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Trump is a salesman, and a highly successful one. When he started a lot of people, myself included, figured it was a joke.

He has tapped into the US voter's love of an underdog, and the apathy to the current generation of bland professional politicians saying the same old same old.

Just how much of his campaign persona is simply salesmanship and how much of it is real is open to debate, but the fact is that he has beaten much more experienced politicians to grab the primary, and the Democrats are visibly afraid.

This guy seems to be taking the same style, adjusted for his culture. Obviously being a womanizer is not as much a liability in PI than in the USA.
No, it's not a liability dishonesty is.
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There is speculation and fear that his electoral victory would bring in a new age of Marcos' like Martial Law and dictatorship.

He even said he'd do very bad things to the Philippine Congress if they stand in his way.
Just to put things in context, he knows how hard he'll have to crack down to fulfill his promise of fighting corruption, criminality and drugs. IF congress stands in his way (specially with some VP candidate threatening impeachment or coup if Duterte wins), he threatened to close it down and set up a revolutionary government ala 1986.

To put another context, a few years ago we had a new customs commissioner who wanted to shake up the Bureau of Customs (one of the perceived most corrupt agencies). The Commissioner ordered a rigodon of different area heads, and what happens? These area heads go to the Court of Appeals, which then orders the stop of the movement orders. Ending? nothing changed. Now, (President) Duterte has already repeatedly stated, "If I tell you to stop, you stop you [expletive], you better stop." Now let's see what's going to happen.
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This guy is different. My wife is Filipino and she has been following this guy. He has cleaned up his neighborhood of criminals and drug addicts. He walks the talk. With that being said.. he is definitely a total no holds barred hard ass.Perhaps just what that country needs.......... and maybe ours........
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Indeed Jeff!

Now, I'm normally very cynical, but look

http://interaksyon.com/article/12754...ing-the-nation

A hard man turned emotional. I don't think it's theatrics, he doesn't need it at this point. Can't wait for his administration to start.
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A concise summation

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-...85#xtor=CS1-10

Let me just add. There's rumors of if the current administration's VP bet wins, an impeachment will be filed against duterte, so the VP can sit in his place.

And then there's this.

http://m.philstar.com/314191/show/35...141d0e7ef699/?
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Does the Philippine constitution allow for the Vice President to remove the President? America can't do this. If the Vice President elect commits treason, he can be put in jail or worse.

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Does the Philippine constitution allow for the Vice President to remove the President? America can't do this. If the Vice President elect commits treason, he can be put in jail or worse.

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Congress, not the VP, can impeach. Which is what my second article is about, he's a senator.
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There is speculation and fear that his electoral victory would bring in a new age of Marcos' like Martial Law and dictatorship.

He even said he'd do very bad things to the Philippine Congress if they stand in his way.
He is quite creepy to say the least, the comment that he made about that Australian missionary that was raped in the Philippines was beyond the pale!
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This guy is different. My wife is Filipino and she has been following this guy. He has cleaned up his neighborhood of criminals and drug addicts. He walks the talk. With that being said.. he is definitely a total no holds barred hard ass.Perhaps just what that country needs.......... and maybe ours........
My wife is Filipina and she is not impressed with Duterte. As an Italian I can tell you how well putting an "hard ass" in charge worked for Italy. Hint, the hard ass ended up hanging upside down from a Milan gas station after messing up royally.
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My wife is Filipina and she is not impressed with Duterte. As an Italian I can tell you how well putting an "hard ass" in charge worked for Italy. Hint, the hard ass ended up hanging upside down from a Milan gas station after messing up royally.
But he held power for decades, and since then Italy has been pretty much a joke.

The PI needs a lot of work done; maybe they need a maniac to clear up some of the mess.
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But he held power for decades, and since then Italy has been pretty much a joke.

The PI needs a lot of work done; maybe they need a maniac to clear up some of the mess.
It must be wonderful to in a world everything is so black and white that virtually no intellectual exertion is required; how the heck would you know? Have you ever been in Italy?
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It must be wonderful to in a world everything is so black and white that virtually no intellectual exertion is required; how the heck would you know? Have you ever been in Italy?

Yeah. Lots of interesting ruins from its glory days.
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My wife is Filipina and she is not impressed with Duterte. As an Italian I can tell you how well putting an "hard ass" in charge worked for Italy. Hint, the hard ass ended up hanging upside down from a Milan gas station after messing up royally.
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My wife is Filipina and she is not impressed with Duterte. As an Italian I can tell you how well putting an "hard ass" in charge worked for Italy. Hint, the hard ass ended up hanging upside down from a Milan gas station after messing up royally.

Italy is not the Philippines.
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