Remember when during the presidential campaign Duterte was accused of wanting to impose martial law? He denied it.
The tough-talking mayor, however, said that martial law is not possible under his presidency since the rebellion is no longer extensive.
We all know how this turned out. Martial Law was declared in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 because of a "rebellion."
Do you remember during the presidential campaign when Duterte was accused of being a communist? He also denied that.
Care to guess how this turned out?
President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party is enlisting the help of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to train its members.
The ruling Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) is in talks with CPC for a partnership, including having members of Mr. Duterte’s party learn the ways and ideology of China’s sole governing party.
Not content with selling the country to China via debt bondage through borrowing loans to fund the disastrous economic program known as Dutertenomics, the party of Duterte is now wanting its members to be trained in the totalitarian communist ideology of China so they can better govern the Philippines. Imagine the Philippines adopting Communist Chinese ideology and governing practices.
One party rule.
No free speech.
One child policy.
No freedom of religion.
What is REALLY happening in Malacañang? What is really going on in Duterte's head? He said his presidency would be a bloody dictatorship. Now that martial law is in place and ready to be extended nationwide he needs the bureaucratic and ideological structures in place to govern the way he wants.
What else has he said that we should all be concerned about? Where is this leading?
Should he win the presidency in May 2016, the tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants to set up a revolutionary government to pave the way for federalism.
“I have to stop criminality and corruption. I have to fix this government. I won’t do it if you want to place me there with the solemn pledge to stick to the rules,” he said.
“What will I do with power? For what. If I become the President, I want to get out with a new bureaucracy, a new government,” the 70-year-old Duterte said.
“I will close Congress. Do you know why? I will use the money to improve the (performance of) guys in government,” he said, noting that with his plans, under the present system, he would be constantly threatened with impeachment.
Duterte said that “only a (President Ferdinand) Marcos could change the system.” He, however, qualified his statement, saying even the late President Cory Aquino had to shut down Congress.
“In my second year, I will call a constitutional convention (Con-con) [to draft a Constitution]. I will guarantee you that there will be no compromises,” he said.
Duterte has now entered on his second year. So far he has done many of the things he said he would. Why should we doubt him on this promise?