The Duterte presidency platforms were all set! And here are the things that he will do for the country:
CRIMES & DRUGS
-Suppress drugs & crimes within 3 to 6 months.
-Increase police salaries to P75,000 to P100,000 within 3 years.
-Installations of CCTV in all thoroughfares.
-Revival of the Special Courts to serious crime.
-Unite the country by healing of deeply-ingrained differences and shifting to Federal forms of government.
-Passage of the “Freedom of Information Act” and “Anti-Dummy Law”
-Lifting of the Bank Secrecy Law
-CCTV in all government offices
-Industrialize and build factories
-Build a Philippine Steel Mill
-Build a “business Island” with ideal business atmosphere for foreign investors
-Limit 5 signatures for business permits (30 to 60 days)
-Maintain “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” or 4Ps
-1 Billion “Small Capital Fund” outside Metro Manila
-Establish tourism, agricultural, and industrial hubs to create jobs in countryside.
-Lower Cost of Food
-Get rid of middle man loan sharks
-Build food terminals with advanced facilities in their provinces.
-Build Mindanao railway system
-Free irrigation and subsidized fertilizers and seeds for farmers.
-Ban mining firms with records of exploitation
-Study renewable energy
OFW and WORKERS
-Improve labor conditions for Filipino workers
-No income tax for workers with P20,000 and below.
-No more contractualization.
-Gradual increase of salary for all other jobs/workers
-Back for OFW remittance
-Bring home OFWs in case of abuse.
-Tracking for protection of Filipinos abroad
EDUCATION and HEALTH
-Double the salary of teachers
-Build adequate classrooms and double the shifts
-Teach values and Filipino Pride
-Require all hospitals to treat very poor patients using government programs like Phil Health reserved funds and Department of Health budget
-Add more carriages to train lines
-Build fast lane linking airports and seaports to Metro Manila
-Decongest Metro Manila
-Develop Clark Airport and Batangas Seaport to ease traffic congestion
On the introduction of their post, they expressed gratitude for President Aquino.
“For the record, I just want to say that I have huge respect and thankfulness for President Noynoy Aquino. Inspite the bashing from many, in comparison to previous administrations, President Noy(with all his flaws and mistakes) has done great good for our country—and I give him honor where honor is due.”
Here are the reasons of the couple why they will be voting for Duterte (excerpt from Poon and Reyes’s blog).
“Years ago, I was skeptical at Duterte. I heard rumors that he was a feared “berdugo”(executioner of criminals). Curfews at night. No smoking in certain areas, Liquor bans. Maximum 40 kph on the road???!!!”
“But unknowingly, my MANY TRIPS TO DAVAO to sing for many years OPENED UP CONVERSATIONS with the people there. I was shocked yet CURIOUSLY AMAZED that taxi drivers, ordinary employees LOVE & RESPECT him! In their own words, Duterte was THE EXACT OPPOSITE of the MANY ACCUSATIONS. Many say this is because the Mayor PROTECTED THEM FROM EVIL.”
“In my circles, most of the people who judge Duterte as an ill leader have NEVER BEEN TO DAVAO to witness his reforms first-hand.”
“And if Duterte’s ways are really off, will not Davao and the surrounding Muslim world rebel and oust him even in earlier days? “
“I must admit, WITHOUT MY MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE FROM DAVAO, I would not realize who Duterte really is. So from my heart, thank you so much Davaoenos for showing me Duterte’s truth in real everyday life.” BUT NOT ALL OF DAVAO ARE FOR DUTERTE
“Perfection is out of the question. All Presidentiables don’t have every single person rooting for him/her. If you have some intelligence groups, you’ll know that INSIDE the same party, politicians that dislike each other ARE FAKING smiles onstage & on TV commercials….even holding hands for shared goals:)”
“I put this argument on the shelf, as it is a waste of time. The voices of the majority of Davao, the surrounding Muslim areas, and the militant groups in Mindanao are clear on Duterte.” NOT DOABLE IN 3-6 MONTHS
“My conscience finds it difficult to join those who say “Duterte will never be able to do that—-curb crime in 3 to 6 months!”. So if that’s true, WHERE WILL I GO? To Mar Roxas who promises to MAINTAIN/CONTINUE “Daang Matuwid”?”
“I love President Noynoy Aquino for the LIFT he gave our country from the previous regime, but until today our issues on transportation systems (from the MRT to the Airport) are still in a mess, with VERY MINIMUM ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE WRONG. Wanna check Yolanda funds for accountability?”
“Or how many have you seen convicted of hazing deaths? ZERO. Powerful government officials(belonging to the same fraternities) fly the murderers out of the country until we all forget. You won’t forget if the hazing death is your son.” “When you pay steep taxes and CANNOT see a simple walkalator operate in your own airport, or roads repeatedly break into potholes after moderate rain…”
“Isn’t it true, what foreigners say, that most government transactions require some form of “under the table” fees to get through the RED TAPE? And since rules are not consistently enforced, DOING THE WRONG THING (bribes, tax evasion, counterflow traffic, littering, etc.) IS EASIER compared to doing the right thing?”
“Have you been robbed? Does our present government protect you well and give just punishment to the robber? Do you feel safe? Do CCTV footages just show you HOW POWERLESS WE ARE AGAINST CRIME?” “Are the people who ran away with money in pyramid scams, estafa, etc. jailed for good when they victimize you? Or do they GO FREE inspite of you paying lawyers to do their best?”
“And if criminals are successfully jailed, is it true that they become “kings” in Bilibid prison with money-making businesses like cooking shabu?”
SUCCEED FIRST IN THE SMALL, THEN TAKE ON THE BIG
“I am voting for Duterte because he DID IT IN THE MICRO(Davao). I saw him change what many(including myself)thought to be UNCHANGEABLE—-the corrupt system of governance.”
“So I will put my hopes and faith that Duterte will do THE SAME in the MACRO(whole Philippines). Even if he takes more than 6 months, I’ll still support him. Rather than ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO of governance, crime, corruption and drugs.”
“Isn’t it ironic that Duterte—-who has DRASTICALLY CHANGED the CROOKED SYSTEM in micro Davao—- is being trashed by some as a joke in favor of those WHO HAVE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED CORRUPT GOVERNANCE?”
“And some expect these people to run MACRO Philippines?”
“I have to give a clap for Duterte opponents trying to DISTORT him being a tough, fearless, disciplinarian father THAT DAVAO LOVES & RESPECTS into a tyrant who will take away your candy, be like Marcos, choke you into Martial Law, and kill a law-abiding citizen like yourself.”
“If one day you come FACE-TO-FACE WITH REAL EVIL(murder, rape, robbery), believe me, you will CALL DUTERTE for help.” MAINTAINANCE VS. RAISING THE STANDARD HIGHER
“I’ll say it again: P-Noy has lifted us up, but there is STILL SO MUCH THAT I DON’T WANT MAINTAINED or CONTINUED in “Daang Matuwid.” I believe this country deserves BETTER—-someone to RAISE THE STANDARD HIGHER.”
“I also do NOT agree with those who say “do not vote for Duterte because he is a womanizer and he curses a lot…” Maybe to them THE PRIMARY ROLE of governance is a SQUEAKY CLEAN MORAL IMAGE or DIPLOMATIC EXCELLENCE. If that’s the case, Grace Poe and Mar Roxas can easily fit those roles.”
“But if you, like me, believe that THE PRIMARY ROLE of government is to RESTRAIN and PUNISH EVIL, GIVE BACK JUSTICE to the Filipinos who are so tired of living without it, then Duterte is your ONLY CHOICE.”
“I will NOT choose another candidate OUT OF FEAR OF DUTERTE. I choose Duterte out of strong FAITH in him.”
“I say, Go Duterte, give the Philippines hope in CHANGING THE EVIL WE HAVE BECOME SO ACCUSTOMED TO!” MARICAR: “I would rather have FAITH in what Duterte has accomplished, HOPE in what he CAN do, than SETTLE for his opponents in FEAR of the “monster” he “could” become. (And some say he already IS.)” Source: Richard and Maricar’s blog
MANILA, Philippines – Umarangkada nang tuluyan ang kandidatura ni Senador Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. at napanatili nya ang pagiging nasa unang pwesto sa pinakahuling survey sa vice presidential race.
Sa pinakahuling non-commissioned Pulso ng Pilipino survey na ginawa ng Issues and Advocacy Center mula April 1 to 7, 2016, nanguna pa rin si Marcos sa puntos na 28.5 percent, mas mataas mula sa 27 percent na nakuha n’ya noong March 16-22, 2016 na ginawa din ng IAC.
Nasa pangalawang pwesto si Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo na may 23.5 percent. Naungusan nya si Sen. Francis Escudero na nakakuha ng 22.5 percent. Pumang-apat si Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano na may 16 percent. Sinundan siya ni Sen. Gregorio Honasan na may 4.25 percent at Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV na may 3.75 percent. 1.75 percent naman ang Undecided.
Nanguna si Marcos A/B (27 percent), D (23 percent) at E (24 percent) socio-economic classes.
Sinabi ni Ed Malay, Director of IAC, na ang survey, na parte ng kanilang adbokasiya na bigyan ng impormasyon ang publiko ukol sa mga tumatakbo sa May 9, 2016 elections, ay may confidence level na 98 percent at margin of error na plus or minus 2.5 percent.
Sa presidential race, nanguna pa rin si Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte na may 29 percent, na sinundan ni Sen. Grace Poe sa 24 percent.
Nasa pangatlong pwesto si Vice President Jejomar Binay na may 22 percent na sinundan ni dating Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas na may 19 percent.
Si Senador Miriam Defensor Santiago ay nasa pang-limang pwesto na may 2.3 percent ang Undecided. Ani Malay ang pagtaas ng suporta kay Marcos ay dahil sa mga Marcos loyalists na hindi lamang mula sa Solid North ngunit matatagpuan sa buong bansa.
By Malou Escudero(Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated April 10, 2016 – 12:00am
Do I like Duterte as a leader? Absolutely YES! Duterte compensates his imperfections with real service to the people.
1. Babaero siya at alam niyang hindi niya yun mapipigilan pero siya ang kauna-unahang nagpasa ng Women Development Code (City Ordinance 5004) sa buong Pilipinas.
2. Nagmumura siya pero kasama ng kanyang plataporma ay ibalik ang GMRC at Values Education sa curriculum ng mga eskwelahan.
3. Pumapatay siya ng kriminal pero siya rin ang nangunguna sa pagpaparehab ng mga kabataang lulong sa droga at binibigyan pa niya ito ng P2,000 monthly allowance.
4. Dating lansenggo at chain-smoker pero mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ang pininigarilyo sa siyudad at may liquor ban pa ng hanggang 1am lang.
5. Hindi maganda ang tabas ng dila pero nagpatupad ng Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. Bawal i-discriminate ang Muslim, Kristiyano, Lumad, bakla, lesbian, transsexual, may kapansanan, ordinaryong mamamayan at kahit sino man.
6. Barumbado, mahilig sa baril pero nagpatubad ng fire-cracker ban tuwing Pasko at New Year. Davao lang zero casualty sa paputok kada taon.
7. Protektor daw ng NPA at MILF pero andaming mga sundalo at pulis ang kanyang na rescue sa mga rebeldeng grupo. Mas marami pa siyang nagawa kaysa sa administrasyon.
8. Kaskasero noong kanyang kabataan, nagpapatakbo ng 180 kph sa motor. Pero nagpatupad ng speed limit sa Davao para sa kaligtasan ng mamamayan.
8. Diktador daw at masama ang ugali pero siya ang unang rumesponde sa Tacloban na sinalanta ng bagyong Yolanda.
9. Mayabang daw pero ni isa sa kanyang proyekto ay wala ang kanyang mukha at pangalan.
10. Asal kanto, ugaling kalye pero WORLD CLASS ang serbisyo. And take note, lahat ng tao nakikinabang sa kanyang serbisyo, hindi lang ang mayayaman.
– Davao Central 911 (The only 911 in Asia. Equipments are all US-made. All services are free.)
– California Traffic Light System (Most modern in the Philippines. Sensorized, centralized to Traffic Center and Central 911)
– High-tech CCTVs, again the most modern in the Philippines.
– Public Safety Command Center powered by IBM (US technology giant company) making Davao the only Smart City in the Philippines. The fastest that can respond to crime and disaster.
– State of the art facilities of a GOVERNMENT hospital. Yes, the most modern hospital equipments in Davao are not in private hospitals but in a government hosptital – the Southern Philippines Medical Center (formerly Davao Medical Center). Sagot niya ang gastusin ng mga batang may cancer sa Davao at kahit hindi taga Davao.
Kaya para sa inyong hindi siya kilala at bulag sa katotohanan, let me say this. He is actually making a sacrifice to us. Let him be the sinner, let him do the dirty work. Because he said, he must do the things that he must do as ugly as it can be because nobody in the government will do it for the people. In the end, only God can judge him on the things that he’s done.
Kaya kung gusto niyo isang Pangulo na isang magandang ROLE MODEL, iboto niyo si Mar Roxas. Prim and proper, busilak at mabulaklak magsalita, makamasa sa pictorial, good-boy image. Ganon lang naman ka simple yon. Wag niyong iboto si Duterte dahil masama siyang ehemplo at pangit kanyang image.
Pero kung gusto niyo ng TUNAY NA PAGBABAGO, alam niyo na ang sagot.
“I don’t care if I go to hell as long as the people I serve will live in paradise.” – Rodrigo Duterte
Credit to Pamela Saavedra
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On my way to Divisoria, I decided to take the PNR Train to Tutuban from Pasay to save time and money. I can rough it real hard whenever needed. Traffic jam was in its usual terrible state, nagmamadali na ako. Kebs naman ang makipag siksikan. To be fair, bilib ako sa train stations. No fuss, pero precise ang information (train sched) and people who man the stations are nice.
Eto lang. Ang tao mismo problema. For one, daming basura sa riles. Mananapak na talaga ako ng tao sa mukha pag makita ko na di sila marunong mag tapon ng tama. Then when getting on/off the train, people just squeeze and shout, gambling their lives. Then the sights. Shanties with naked hungry children everywhere, ang dumi dumi. During the ride, I pondered. Who among our presidential candidates can change these things?
Grace Poe. As much as she impressed me during the live debate, I do not think our country needs a graceful thinking mother. She does have plans, she knows the numbers, parang Nanay na alam ang diskarte sa budget ng bahay. Pag kasama mo siya sa tren, siya yung yayakap sa’yo at sasabihin
“Anak, kapit kalang sakin, ingat ka sa magnanakaw. Wag ka makikipag eye contact, hawakan mo wallet mo.”
Miriam Santiago. Lola na wais. She does have the brains and balls to run after crooks. But she’s frail. She also tends to go bat shit crazy. Pag kasama mo siya sa tren, siya yung sisigawan ang naka upong lalake,
“Hey you! Can’t you see I’m a woman and I am older than you? Be a gentleman and let us sit!”
Tapos proud ka kasi nang away ang lola mo.
I won’t waste time trying to analyze why I will not vote for Roxas and Binay. Let’s just say: Been there, done that, didn’t work, why waste my vote. Pag sila kasama mo sa tren, Roxas will Instagram it and say
“I know how it feels.”
Pag si Binay naman, dedma lang, bubulsa ang napulot na P20.
Rody Duterte. Yung klase na Tatay na old school. Yung kinakatakutan mo. Yung may sinturon o walis tambo, inaabangan ka sa gate pag late ka umuwi o di mo nahugasan yung pinagkainan. He will spank your ass until it turns black and blue so you will not forget your duties and responsibilities. And that, my dear friends, is exactly what we Filipinos need. PALO SA PWET NG MALUPIT. Tama na “ikaw boss ko” bullshit. We can’t handle democracy. Especially when ran by demagogues. Kailangan ma pingot bawat Pilipino na di marunong mag tapon ng tama. Di marunong sumunod sa traffic rules. Di marunong mag family planning. Di marunong pumila. Pag siya kasama mo sa tren baka nilabas ang baril at sinigawan lahat
“Hoy kayong lahat! Magsipila kayo ng maayos! Hoy! Hindi basurahan ang riles! Gusto mo bigti kita?!”
Sabay akbay sa matanda para tulungang makasakay.
To be a great country, we need to be great people. No matter how nice Poe’s plans are, no matter how solid Miriam’s promises are, it will not address the core problem: Us. And Duterte will instill fear. Terror perhaps. We do need radical change. Desperate times call for desperate measure.
Desperado na tayo sa pagbabago. Nagawa na natin si Grace Poe, nakita na natin ang caring (sosyal) mother attack kay Cory. Nakita na natin ang wits and balls kay GMA. Nakita na natin ang Mar Roxas kay Pnoy, same elitists (complete with showbiz friends). Nakita na natin ang Trapo ilan beses na. And come on, sa patalastas palang eh tagos na tagos na ang ka plastikan. Ma e-equate ba natin na nakita na natin si Duterte kay Macoy? Nah. Wala namang cronies ito. And tignan mo lang ang Davao, nang malaman mo. Nung panahon ng Yolanda, andun siya, a real Man of Action. Siya mismo nag bigay food and care straight to the victims walang parada ng press. Sa pag laban sa droga at iba pang krimen, parang Batman nga ang dating ni Duterte. Yun nga lang, si Bruce Wayne sa asylum nilalagay ang kalaban. Si Duterte sa impyerno. As much as killing people goes against my moral core, kung baga sa baraha, huling alas ko na si Duterte.
Siya nga ang tipong Tatay na pipingutin ka pag naka kalat mga gamit mo sa sala. Ang tipong Tatay na papaluhurin ka sa asin pag ang report card mo puro bokya. Pero siya rin ang tipong Tatay na aabangan ka sa sala kahit madaling araw maka siguro lang na safe ka. Siya yung pag nasa mall kayo at pagod ka na, kakargahin ka sa balikat niya na may ngiti pa. Siya yung tipong Tatay na bibigay sayo yung pagkain niya pag bitin ka, kahit na gutom siya. Siya yung unang luluha pag nakita ka niyang tumanggap ng diploma. Lalong lalo na siyang tipong Tatay na sasapak sa manliligaw mong bastos.
Rody Duterte is running for president. He wants to fix this country with all his heart. But he cannot do it alone. Like I said, to be a great country we need to be great people. Rody Duterte is the kind of guy who can wake up the greatness in all of us by challenging us, by facing all criminals with no political ambitions, by being frank (di siya makikipag plastikan sa atin), by citing what we should be and what we can do. Diba nga, siya yung tipong Tatay who will push us to the top even if it means grounded tayo mag DoTA o grounded makipag date.
Pag lapag ng paa ko sa Tutuban, malinaw na kung sino… Si Rody Duterte yung bobotohin ko kasi alam ko pag nanalo siya first option ko na ang tren tuwing pupunta ako ng Divisoria. Kasi alam kong malinis na ang kapaligiran, disiplinado na mga tao, at wala nang mga hubad na bata sa riles. Siya ang magpapabago sa atin at ng bansa natin.
Noon alas ko si Gordon. Di ko malaan bakit pinili ng mga Pilipino yung pinaka walang laman ang utak, este, track record. Gordon had the same principle: be great together by being great yourself kaya siya parati nag uudyok na tayo’y mag volunteer. Duterte is asking the same thing. Even with his campaign, he has no money to have TV ads, no money for posters and billboards. He’s saying we can make noise for him. So if you are for Duterte, please campaign for him. To my friends in advertising and film making, if you’re for Duterte, do this country a favor and make something for him! Huling alas na natin si #DU30 para sa pagbabago.
BRUSSELS – Belgian firefighters said at least 28 people had died and 166 injured after “enormous” blasts hit Brussels airport and the city’s metro system yesterday. Belgian media placed the death toll at 34 as of press time
Belgium’s federal prosecutor said the deadly explosions at the airport yesterday w
ere carried out by a suicide bomber, without giving more details.
There were also “around 10 killed at the Maalbeek metro station where there was an enormous explosion,” Meys said.
“Most of the wounded have been evacuated. The scene is rather chaotic,” he said.
The toll at the airport was “initial,” he stressed.
“A false ceiling collapsed with lots of rubble and so there could still be more victims,” Meys added.
Authorities locked down the Belgian capital with authorities raising its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were.
The explosions, which the Brussels prosecutor’s office called terror attacks, came just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in Brussels. After his arrest, Salah Abdeslam told authorities he had created a new network and was planning new attacks.
At the Brussels airport, two explosions splattered blood across the departure lounge and collapsed the ceiling. Witnesses told the Associated Press that one occurred at an excess baggage payment counter and the other near a Starbucks cafe. All flights were canceled, arriving planes and trains were diverted and Belgium’s terror alert level was raised to its highest level. Authorities told people in Brussels to stay where they were, bringing the city to a standstill. Airport security was also tightened in Paris, London and other European cities.
European security officials have been bracing for a major attack for weeks, and warned that the Islamic State group was actively preparing to strike. Abdeslam’s arrest on Friday heightened those fears, as investigators said many more people were involved in the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris than originally thought, and that some are still on the loose.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for yesterday’s attacks.
Belgian media reported 21 people were killed at the airport. It was not clear whether any died in the metro explosion. Zach Mouzoun, who arrived on a flight from Geneva about 10 minutes before the first blast, told BFM television that the second, louder explosion brought down ceilings and ruptured pipes, mixing water with victims’ blood.
“It was atrocious. The ceilings collapsed,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, injured people, bags everywhere.”
“We were walking in the debris. It was a war scene,” he said.
Near the entrance to the Maelbeek subway station, not far from the headquarters of the European Union, rescue workers set up a makeshift treatment center in a pub. Dazed and shocked morning travelers streamed from the metro entrances as police tried to set up a security cordon.
“The Metro was leaving Maelbeek station for Schuman when there was a really loud explosion,” said Alexandre Brans, 32, wiping blood from his face. “It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro.”
Francoise Ledune, a spokeswoman for the Brussels Metro, said on BFM television that there appeared to have been just one explosion, in a car that was stopped at Maelbeek.
First responders ran through the street outside with two people on stretchers, their clothes badly torn.
The explosions at the airport hit at the middle of the busiest time there. Smoke was seen billowing out of the terminal.
Amateur video shown on France’s i-Tele television showed passengers, including a child running with a backpack, dashing out of the terminal in different directions as they tugged luggage. Another image showed a security officer patrolling inside a hall with blown-out paneling and what appeared to be ceiling insulation covering the floor.
Marc Noel, 63, was about to board a Delta flight to Atlanta, to return to his home in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A Belgian native, Noel says he was in an airport shop buying automobile magazines as the first explosion occurred about 50 yards away.
“People were crying, shouting, children. It was a horrible experience,” he told AP. He said his decision to buy the magazines might have saved his life. “I don’t want to think about it, but I would probably have been in that place when the bomb went off.”
With three runways in the shape of a “Z,” the airport connects Europe’s capital to 226 destinations around the world and handled nearly 23.5 million passengers in 2015.
Passengers were led onto the tarmac and the crisis center urged people not to come to the airport. – AFP, AP