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Duterte declares 'state of lawlessness' after bomb kills 14

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By MANUEL CAYON and JIM GOMEZ

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Finally, Duarte gets something right - the entire country has become a state of lawlessness since he shredded the constitution and set himself up as gendarme, judge and executioner. He makes Marcos look good in comparison.

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I agree.

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Duterte is the man. Kill all the drug traffickers

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Finally, Duarte gets something right - the entire country has become a state of lawlessness since he shredded the constitution and set himself up as gendarme, judge and executioner. He makes Marcos look good in comparison.

Right, because it's not like the Philippines had terror attacks prior to him taking office. Or extrajudicial killings. Or comically corrupt politicians who swindled millions and used the national treasury as their personal piggyback.

Let's face it, there's no excuse for the current state of the Philippines when you compare it to other countries like South Korea that were so far behind in 1950s. Democracy and human rights are never going to fix the Philippines underlying problems, but Duterte just might. Because regardless of what you think of him, at least he's not corrupt in any traditional sense. If he were simply corrupt, he would have been like every other useless leader. Sit back, enjoy the perks and benefits of the presidency, and not do a thing while the country continues to rot. That's a hell of a lot easier than raising international ire by doing what he's done. Whether he's a megalomaniac or whatever else you want to call him, he's the only one in decades that might actually be able to do something.

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More like "State of Lunacy and Chaos". The guy is drunk on power. He already beat Escobar's homicide rate at more than 300 persons a year. Versus Duterte's administration in 2 months? More than 2000 dead already.

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2000 dead already.

2000 dead criminals who would have killed twice that many if they were allowed to live. But of course it's easy for you to talk, you live in a secure neighborhood.

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