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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.
Exactly!
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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.
"Change is coming". I really really hope so.
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How will Duterte handle the SCS issue? He has been quoted as saying he would ride a jet ski to an artificial island made by China and plant a Philippine flag there.
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How will Duterte handle the SCS issue? He has been quoted as saying he would ride a jet ski to an artificial island made by China and plant a Philippine flag there.
Personally, I think he'll go status quo ante and negotiate a joint venture for the area (not much different from the malampaya joint venture), with "sweeteners" like railway projects.

The "jetski" is for when China will refuse to shelve the issue of sovereignty and to negotiate.

You have to understand, Duterte is actually very playful. Granted he shouldn't joke about such important matters, but that's the way he is. He's very serious about crime, though, and I think that's actually the priority of most of us who like him.

What I find very quirky in our system is, despite being the president-to-be, his security still has to be private. The PSG (presidential security group) won't come in until the inauguration. That has to change. Can you imagine the security nightmare of candidates?
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He's also getting Gilbert Teodoro as cabinet member, a man I highly respect for his intelligence and professionalism.
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Hmm the VP race has put in my mind a fictitious scenario with a moral question.

Would it be better to have an honest candidate's party cheat in an election to get that person into office rather than an honest election which puts the son of a former dictator into the second highest position?
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We have very expensive Internet, and 2nd to slowest in Asia (next only to Afghanistan). Our elected president duterte has warned these two telcos, and now this.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...uterte-warning

Globe, PLDT 'support' call for faster internet after duterte warning.

I hope our incoming president makes good on his promise.
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my wife told me about this...... sounds like this guy has some very good intentions. http://philnews.ph/2016/05/12/mayor-...op-5-6-system/
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my wife told me about this...... sounds like this guy has some very good intentions. http://philnews.ph/2016/05/12/mayor-...op-5-6-system/
No doubt he has good intentions, and while I agree the 5-6 system 20% monthly interest is onerous, the devil is in the details. Our anti usury law was repealed, so I don't know what basis he will use to implement his intention.
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Is there room in the cabinet for Judge Floro?

I miss that guy.
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well... i wish they'd have stated cases where there was indeed incompetence, not just dismissed him because of his belief.
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well... i wish they'd have stated cases where there was indeed incompetence, not just dismissed him because of his belief.
He used to post here.
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What name did he go under? I might remember him.

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Sorry, that does not ring a bell for me. I wonder why he quit posting?

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