I know I come across as a deluded, obsessional twat but I get angry with all the false information.
Yesterday "many expats are frightened and are thinking of leaving". I know about 50 expats I guess and all support Duterte. It is much safer now than it was before. I used to think it was just sensationalist journalism but now I am pretty sure much of it is deliberate.
I am not saying you are wrong, I just would like to see more sources as you seem to be very tired of western medias but here in HK when I read about Duterte...some articles are "pro", some "against' and some fairly neutral. I don't get the same impression as you, hence y query.
Hull, can I push a bit of a button... Filipinos are very eager to stand behind Duterte, my impression being they want to clean up the country because they want to develop and have a better quality of life.
Is that right?
If so, another approach to that would be to campaign for birth control and smaller families.
Imagine if the minimum wage was more attractive than working overseas as a domestic helper ? How much better life would be, for the average Filipino !
I wonder if all of these big international companies who have pledged to invest in the Philippines, would still be interested, if, they had to pay ethical wages, as opposed to sweat shop labour rates they presently pay?
If one is making money off the backs off the low paid poor, then, you're part of the problem.
Anyone who claims that extra-judicial killing of the poor is acceptable in a developing nation is guilty of racism through lowered expectations. If you don't support it in America or Europe, but do in the Philippines, you are a hypocrite as well.