Tuesday, 10 May 2016


"Trump was Brazil in drag," said economist Hyman Minsky.

Trump faced problems when the property bubble burst.

How one famous economist summed up Donald Trump.

Rodrigo Duterte

The Donald trump of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte has "bank accounts and transactions involving up to 2.4 billion" and "has 41 properties in his name across the country."

Duterte linked to 41 properties


The Donald Trump of the Philippines is said to be Rodrigo Duterte.

Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted to rape a "beautiful" Australian missionary who was killed in a 1989 Philippine prison riot.

He called the Pope the "son of a whore".


Rodrigo Duterte has said: "I used to be gay."

Since college, Duterte said he doesn't want gays to be bullied.

Duterte said he used to act gay.

He said if his son turned out to be gay, he will accept it.

Asked about his view on same sex marriage, he said: "Everyone deserves to be happy."

Duterte has been a staunch supporter of LGBT rights.


As mayor of Davao city, Duterte is said to have killed a lot of people and is said to have made the city safer and more prosperous.

If we look at the statistics for cities in the Philippines, Davao is not doing so well.

Davao has the 'second' largest total crime volume.

Davao ranks 4th in murder (average yearly murder rate - 10.56 per 100,000).

In Davao, from 2010 to 2015, there were a total of 1,032 recorded murders, the highest in all 15 cities.

In Davao, murder and homicide cases continue to increase.

X - Is Davao City still the murder capital of the Philippines?

In Davao, lots of 'suspects' have been killed by death squads.

"Most of the victims come from the city's slum communities, where half a million people live in grinding poverty.

"Many are teenagers, some as young as 14, whose only 'crime' was sniffing solvents - said to take away hunger pangs.

Philippines city flourishes under rule of the gun / The man they call Dirty Harry

"Others are suspected drug pushers, pickpockets or thieves, with a record of snatching handbags and mobile phones.

"Justice is meted out by two men on a motorbike, one acting as look-out, the other as assassin.

"Lawyers believe the death squad is run by Davao police, in collusion with Duterte.

Murdered street child.

"Bernie Mondragon, the co-ordinator of the Kabataan consortium of children's advocacy groups, agrees.

"These are summary executions," he says. "They are state-sponsored killings. Otherwise, the death squad could not operate with such impunity."


"Duterte talks tough and packs a .38 pistol.

"He rides a Harley-Davidson and runs the city like a Mafia boss.

"Children have been dragged to City Hall for a beating.

"The local television station has footage of him kicking the body of one of the death squad's victims - to check he was dead, he explained afterwards."

Philippines city flourishes under rule of the gun

1 comment:

  1. I may be mistaken, but I was wondering about Duterte, whether he killed criminals, or just rival criminal gangs to his own, which perhaps now runs Davao.