101 East – Rodrigo Duterte: Guns, goons and the presidency

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Filipinos love an action man, not just in the movies but in politics too. And you can’t get more of an action man than politician Rodrigo Duterte.

His hometown, Davao City, was once a violent no-go area overrun by criminals. But he turned it around when he became mayor, wielding brutal tactics including, allegedly, death squads.

Now the hard man of city hall wants to take on the presidency and despite – or maybe because of – his fearsome approach, this outspoken statesman has a real chance of winning the top seat.

101 East joins him on the road as he campaigns for the Philippines’ presidency.

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38 COMMENTS

  1. REMEMBER 21M FILIPINO PEOPLE, INCLUDING MYSELF, PUSHED PRES. DUTERTE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENCY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT HE'S COMPITENT TO BE THE LEADER OF THE NATION, THOSE WHO'RE ANTI DUTERTE ARE THE ONE PAID BY THE YELLOWTARDS TO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF OUR NEW PRESIDENT, 👊👍👊👍👊👍👊👍👊

  2. I hope all the filipino who watch and commented on this video would write in english. It is very interesting to know what local people's (i.e. netizen) thought and opinion about the issue in their country that potrait by foreign media. Manytime, media is very bias when presenting their report.

  3. From HIM of old to Deut30
    19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

  4. let us continue to pray our beloved President Rodrigo RD administration,
    president Duterte full of compassion and sincerity!
    clean government is going on!
    long life with GOD,
    Beloved tatay President Rodrigo,
    stay safety and strong,
    be God's fearing!

  5. Wow, what a great leader! No matter how desperately Al-Jazeera wants to propagandize against him (and it is cringeingly obvious!) it is clear he is doing the right thing. Time to throw the media in the trash where they belong!

  6. I dont fully support Duterte but i am amused every now and then and i believe that he is a genuine guy. I think the condition of his country insist him to act this way and i think he is the right man for this position at this hour ..

  7. The us gov is doing illegal scientific experiments on american civilians and many other innocent people in other countries, including me, a US veteran. We are being surveilled 24/7. We are being slandered in our communities as pedophiles, terrorists, being mentally ill, accused of domestic violence, etc. We are being attacked with directed energy weapons and using psychological warfare to make us doubt our own sanity. We are being followed by mind controlled stalkers aka gang stalkers. We are being harassed by big brother everywhere we go, anywhere in the world. All of this is done by the Obama admin in the name to national security. Yet, the US gov is wagging it's fat finger at President Duterte for cleaning up his (also my) country?

  8. He says he does not think prostitution is criminal and he says it is a " public health issue", but that is the same exact thing that could be said about drug users, but he treats them as criminals. Maybe he would not be so bad, if he understood that drug use is somebody that is self-medicating and should never be treated as criminals.

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