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Old 10 May 16, 15:34
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Italy is not the Philippines.

Mario is a hot-blooded Italian, his wife is a Filipina.
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He even said he'd do very bad things to the Philippine Congress if they stand in his way.

I like that man .
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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........
I'll say this again.

The last time the Philippines did this, the nation endured Martial Law for over a decade.

That man basically became dictator.

There's a reason why a lot of USA DREAMERS were Filipino, it's because many families fled a dictatorship.
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Why ? Without women liking to be ....,there would be no womanizers .
as I said, we're more concerned with dishonesty than womanizing per se, which is why it wasn't too much of an issue when he came right out and admitted it.
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I'll say this again.

The last time the Philippines did this, the nation endured Martial Law for over a decade.

That man basically became dictator.

There's a reason why a lot of USA DREAMERS were Filipino, it's because many families fled a dictatorship.
I don't think that's a danger here. But, that's just my opinion.
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I don't think that's a danger here. But, that's just my opinion.
Well, you live there, so your status as an viable judge of the matter is pretty assured.
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Well, you live there, so your status as an viable judge of the matter is pretty assured.
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I'm really, really liking him more.

http://politics.com.ph/bye-benz-bmw-...as-crosswinds/
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The incoming president plans to push for austerity in government, particularly in the type of government vehicles used by officials, said Bong Go, executive assistant of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Go says no luxury cars for public officials once Duterte is pres. In Davao, he says officials have Crosswinds and Avanzas,” CNN Philippines reporter Ina Andalong tweeted.
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http://www.rappler.com/nation/132693...information-eo

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Presumptive president Mayor Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says if Congress is not keen on passing the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, then his first act once he assumes office will be to issue an Executive Order (EO) on the FOI.

“Kung ayaw ng Congress I will start progressively. Para walang satsat, walang yakyak, day one, basta pataas na, huwag na pabalik kasi magulo yan*(If Congress refuses to pass such a law, I will start on it progressively). Let’s cut to the chase. From day one, although this will not be retroactive since ordering so will create a very chaotic situation. FOI, I will impose it on my department, executive department,”*
It's still more than 30 days until he assumes office, but it seems he intends to hit the ground running. Go go go!
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As I've mentioned before of rumors about rigging to make a certain VP win...

http://thestandard.com.ph/mobile/article/205421
Evidence shows breach in transparency server to 'rig' results

And here's the reply as to the change in computer script
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...atic-for-issue

Namfrel says fix didn't alter election tally, hits 'amateurish' Smartmatic.


Hopefully that settles the conspiracy theory of rigging.
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Were the votes counted electronically or were they paper ballots? I don't see how a hand count of electronic votes would be much more accurate. Good Luck!

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Were the votes counted electronically or were they paper ballots? I don't see how a hand count of electronic votes would be much more accurate. Good Luck!

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Electronically. Though there are supposed to be paper "receipts" that can be counted, that's going to take much longer. Also, there were instances wherein despite choosing a certain candidate, what appeared in the receipt was a different candidate. Don't know how those complaints will be settled, nor how many those are.

But, as I've also mentioned, Duterte as president cannot be cheated, because by far he's the most popular, and cheating him would've been too obvious.
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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.

I can attest to the fact that your Bureau of Customs is most corrupt. I've personally dealt with them and greenbacks opens many doors. It's such a common practice, custom officials don't even try to conceal it.
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And I thought Indonesia at the end of the century was bad [the cops in Jakarta used to buy their beats off their superior officers to make sure of getting one where they could shake down the residents for the biggest take]
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Indonesia is bad too but they are very strict on halal import requirements/regulations.
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True, but that is not the point.
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