Start with Duterte's stance on federalism, parliamentary system, developing stronger party systems. Look at his desire, coming to fruition, of moving development and power away from Manila to the provinces.
Look at his introduction of a task force on media security (compare the number of media people killed under Aquino and Duterte). Those that have been killed under Duterte include those that supported him.
Look at Duterte's reaction to protests. How many protesters killed under Aquino? Certainly several shot and killed. Under Duterte none. He has even called a national holiday so more could protest.
How many media outlets closed down? Zero. How many journalists jailed? Zero. Freedom of information enabled, refused by previous presidents.
Expand your knowledge base.
Here is a starter for you. Press freedom index 2016 ranked 138th, 2019 ranked 134th. The score has improved as well as the ranking. So on this measure which way has the Philippines moved under Duterte compared to the Liberal Party?
Last edited by hullexile; 17-06-2019 at 02:58 AM.
Press Freedom is is very poor and 12 media workers killed under his watch plus much higher rate of the media being targeted through various means.
But again I am sure there will be a reason why, as there always does. Not being able to have any criticism of a political leader is odd.
Federalism is unpopular as shown in surveys. Again your lack of knowledge. (Moves towards China are unpopular, attacking the Catholic church is unpopular, for a populist he does many unpopular things). It has passed the House but blocked by Senate. That happens in a democracy. Duterte can't "force things through".
Stop deflecting and answer the questions
Was the murder rate of 9 correct? Based on?
Is the murder rate of 22 correct? Based on?
Is an increase of 9 to 22 tripling?
I agree the math is not shown and one data point is missing but from the data given for the last 3 years
State sponsored drug murders 5300
Unsolved homicides 29000
which would give 11 / 100K
But what is not stated is the number of solved homicides.
'Approaching 3x' is a stretch when it is suggested to be 2.4x
Do I think his editor fact checked the numbers - probably but with a large error factor due to uncertainties in reporting.
Do I think murder is being used as a tool by the state. Almost certainly. The best way to show this was not the case would be to allow a UNHRC investigation.
Of course you are entitled to your opinion but you need real evidence. Definitely it murder was a tool before under the Liberal Party which is why they had to create Rappler and impeach the Chief Justice to stop Aquino being impeached. Those who testify against the Liberal Party still have a habit of ending up dead - 23 police have just been charged with murder for one such recent killing (that did not make the news really). I saw none of the rights groups up in arms about that killing for some reason.