Why I am NOT voting for Duterte

Davao City’s notorious Mayor for 20+ years Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte is the current favorite of Filipinos who are swayed by their anger against the situation of their lives. Let’s face it – most are rooting for this guy because he is the most vocal and errr…’brave’ to implement change.

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I have a confession: I am one of those angry citizens who wanted him to run for president. My partner is a true blue Davaoeno and I witnessed how the people in the city obey the rules. Impressive, I say. We all know that Mindanao can be chaotic, but Duterte implemented some rules and his citizens learned to embrace it.

I was also happy when he filed for presidency despite the ‘Duterteserye’ that took place last October. Are you running or not? Ano ba?

Now I am listing the reasons why I am NOT voting for DUTERTE:

TOO MUCH DRAMA

It all started with the Duterteserye that happened before the deadline of the filing of candidacy. It is so obvious that he has intentions of running for presidency when he started traveling to different parts of the country to promote ‘Federalism’. The idealistic politicians and business owners were cheering for him even if he is hitting them in the heart.

Why go as far as Baguio City from Davao City to promote Federalism if you have no intentions of running for a higher position?

Then his daughter shaved her head as ‘protest’ so her father will run for President.

Just weeks ago, Sara “Inday” Duterte revealed that as a ‘rape victim’ herself, she is not condemning her father’s statement about the demise of the Australian rape victim in 1989. Digong even called his daughter a drama queen.

No wonder. May pinagmanahan si Inday!

HE LOVES OFFENDING PEOPLE WITH HIS JOKES

I pity some of his decent supporters. Napasubo na masyado. From his blatant kissing of random girls in sorties to exposing womanizing history (he’s even proud of it!) to namecalling (he called MAr Roxas ‘Bayot’ to degrade him) to making fun of the memory of a rape victim – Lahat joke lang?

Now, his latest ‘joke’ has something to do with his hidden wealth.

Running a country is a serious task. One must not play with other people’s feelings. Nakakahiya. Nakakasuka. Nakakairita!
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HE IS A LIAR

Mar Roxas is right when he said that Binay and Duterte both try their best to ignore issues addressed by the public by resorting to bullying. In the Philhealth Issue during the last Presidential Debate, Duterte teased Roxas about his low ratings in the surveys when LP’s bet confidently said that he can provide a list of PhilHealth beneficiaries in Davao and dared the infamous Mayor to back out of the race.

And this new issue about his hidden wealth and undeclared bank accounts? Naku, patay tayo dyan! Ano ang next bullying antic ni Duterte at ng kanyang mga nabulag na supporters?

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NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE TO THE YOUTH

The way he curses on public platforms make me worry about the future. See, kids do copy what the current political leaders do. The blind Duterte supporters recently posted a meme on Facebook claiming that it is not DUTERTE’s responsibility to censor his words. It’s the parents’ responsibility daw. HINDI BA’T ANG POLITICAL LEADERS LALO NA ANG PRESIDENTE ANG MAGSISILBING ‘AMA’ ng bansa? Duterte die-hard fans, stop defending your idol! Wag nyo na siyang masyadong panindigan dahil reflection ‘yan ng pagkatao ninyo.

I have more reasons on why I am not voting for Duterte. Nakakatakot. I’m appealing to the public to vote for someone who is idealistic, but realistic. Someone who we Filipinos can be proud of. Vote for someone we can trust!

DuDirty the Womanizer for President? NO WAY!

All of the candidates vying for the most important position in the country have their own good and bad points. But do you know which trait I hate the most? The one who is a self-confessed womanizer and is even proud of it!

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Yes, people from Davao City might claim that he made their homeland the ‘safest place to live in’ through his methods of discipline (but PNP report says otherwise), but what about RESPECT FOR WOMEN?

A photo of his ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman-Duterte is spreading in social media revealing allegedly how she was as a battered wife during her marriage with the infamous mayor. I really feel sorry for her. Aside from the physical pain, she might have also endured emotional trauma. 😦

What about this interview of Rodrigo Duterte about kissing random women on the lips in public? Ughhh!

What about his guesting in the top-rating Sunday show ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’ where he revealed that he has two wives and three girlfriends? GRABE SIYA, OH!

Do you know what are the effects of Duterte’s super dirty tactics just to prove that he can get away with anything? What bothers me is his supporters are blinded with his pa-macho pero napakabastos at walang respeto sa babae tactics.


Imagine this scenario. Your kid who is around 7-8 years old is watching TV and Duterte appeals to the masses that ‘womanizing is okay’. Then your child automatically thinks it is okay because that’s the president talking!

WOMANIZING IS NOT OKAY. One must value the sacrament of marriage! Women should be loved and respected, not humiliated. If we let someone like Rodrigo Duterte a.k.a. DuDirty win, then our country will be doomed especially for women. NO TO DUTERTE!