Tag: Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte’s Visit to China is Set to be a Success

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the world’s most honest politicians but his rhetoric is often steeped in metaphor, sarcasm, innuendo and humour. Because of this, it is easy for those who seek to wilfully defame Duterte or those who simply do not understand him, to level accusations of “flip-flopping”. […]

Duterte Holds Islam Close to His Heart

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has used the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha as an occasion to reiterate his commitment to ever deeper and more meaningful inter-communal relations in The Philippines with a particular emphasis on the contribution Moros (Philippine Muslims) make to their country. Duterte issued the following Eid message: “In […]

Federal-Parliamentary Reform Would be The Beginning of The End of The Culture of Corruption in The Philippines

Transparency International has released the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks the nations of the world by widely held perceptions regarding corruption in the public sector. Of note is the fact that the top ten nations and beyond all have parliamentary political systems while the bottom ten and beyond each […]

The Political System in The Philippines Helps The Elite Become Powerful at The Expense of Real People

After one has spent substantial time reviewing online and real life discussions about the need to transform The Philippines from its current convoluted presidential system into a straightforward Singapore style parliamentary system at a national level, with the added element of creating parliaments in new federal units of the country, […]