How do you explain the judiciary system as being both democratic and unaccountable?
«As soo카지노 게임 사이트n as I become president of the Philippines, I will abolish this system of rule of law,» Duterte told the leaders of the Associa보성출장샵tion of Southeast Asian Nations in October. This may be a vague promise that could be difficult to deliver since the Aquino administration has made no real promise on what his ultimate objective may be.
In the meantime, Duterte is working overtime to create the perfect example of democracy in his government. «We can’t allow the media to say that you can’t talk about President Duterte because he’s a drug lord,» the mayor of Davao City, Davao Governor Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, told us. «That’s what we call dictatorship. And we’re going to make sure this is never repeated. I don’t believe [former President] Ferdinand Marcos was one of those [양산안마 양산출장샵dictators],» she said.
We also met the former president’s younger brother, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Jr, who was previously listed by the government as a senior drug lord, and whose daughter, Sara dela Rosa Dela Rosa, was the second and third daughter of Davao City Mayor and Duterte’s rival, Ilocos Norte Representative Rolando Abella Jr.
But while Duterte is already pushing for a more open and transparent government, his brother may be the one who really needs to step in.
This article was originally published by Mindanews and is re-printed with permission from the author.