10 things Duterte promises to do as President of the Philippines


Our country is in a tough situation and cannot move forward unless a good leader takes its helm. Despite its affluent natural resources, the Philippines left far behind other lesser-endowed countries because of weak leadership at the top.

Ever since Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed his candidacy for President of the Philippines, people have been talking non-stop about his unorthodox style.

He has openly admitted to killing, womanizing, and even more recently – he even cursed at the Pope, drawing the ire of the Catholic leadership.

Despite all of those, the most talk politician in social media got an overwhelming rating in a nationwide survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS)  in the last week of November, ranking as the No. 1 voter’s choice not only from all socioeconomic classes but also from all geographic areas.

It came no surprise as Duterte promised a lot of things for the country to be a better place to live in. We listed the ten of them.

10. Multiple partners (polygamy) will become legal

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A satire website stated that Duterte promised that if he becomes president, he will legalize polygamy, a practice that is not allowed under Philippine laws as well as the laws of the Roman Catholic Church.

While it is apparent that this will never get the approval of the Filipino majority, Duterte has not given any indication that he plans to change his womanizing ways.

9. Congress, on the other hand, will become illegal

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The Davao mayor said he would replace Congress with a parliamentary federal form of government.

“If you elect me, in six months to one year, I will try to fix [the] government. If I cannot get the reforms that I want, I will declare a revolutionary government. Then I will fix the government, I will close the congress. I was once a congressman. Then I’ll fix everything,” he said.

8. Partying after 1 AM will become illegal thanks to curfew

Rodrigo Duterte (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook
Rodrigo Duterte (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook

He will implement a 1 a.m. curfew for commercial establishments if he is elected president.The discussion on curfews came about after the mayor recalled a party thrown by a friend at a Manila-based resort and casino. He reasoned that the welfare of the service staff and the young patrons of these establishments must be considered in their service hours.

7. He will push for higher wages for government employees

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He said private and government workers earning P25,000 per month and below would be exempted from paying taxes.

6. Duterte will kill traffic and improve mass transportation systems

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The mayor said moving the sea port and airport away from the metropolis will decongest it aside from dispersing progress. “You have to have a fast train with two points of entry somewhere in Metro Manila that is not too crowded,” he added to explain how the goods will be transported to the metro.

Duterte also plans to improve mass transport which will make it more attractive even to the middle and even upper class.

5. He wants to resolve the China crisis with the help of the Americans …

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“If I am the one to decide, I will cut Palawan lengthwise into two. The inner half will remain with us. The outer half I will lease to the United States,” the mayor said.
Duterte hinted that he will be willing to lease the allocated area to the Americans for, “say, $5,000 a month” where they will be face to face with the Chinese.

“You can kill each other there,” he added. He said the two countries are “there for each other anyway”, in reference to the fight for political supremacy between the US and China in the Asia-Pacific region.

4. … but at the same, he wants Americans out of the country

Rodrigo Duterte (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook
Rodrigo Duterte (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook

“No more Balikatan,” he said referring to the war exercises that are being opposed by leftist organizations suspicious of American intentions to perpetuate US presence in the country.
The mayor has repeatedly opposed American presence in the country and categorically declared he will not allow drones in Davao City.

3. Duterte embraces peace talks with rebel groups

Rodrigo Duterte with Manny Pacquiao (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook
Rodrigo Duterte with Manny Pacquiao (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook

Duterte vowed to pursue peace talks with communist rebels. The mayor said that under his administration, he wanted all rebels to come down and talk peace with his administration. Duterte said that the 46-year-old Communist insurgency has to end and he hopes to achieve that soon.

2. He absolutely hates illegal drugs! (remember kids, no partying after 1 AM)

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He warned drug traffickers to leave the country or commit suicide instead of facing his wrath. “If I become president, I advise you people to put up several funeral parlor businesses because I am against illegal drugs… I might kill someone because of it,” Duterte said

1. Last but not least, he wants a safe and comfortable Philippines …. for future generations

Rodrigo Duterte (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook
Rodrigo Duterte (source: Rody Duterte on Facebook

Duterte promises of spreading Davao’s level of safety throughout the rest of the nation. He has promised a “comfortable country” where “you can go out at night and you don’t have to worry about your children.”

So, what do you think of Duterte’s promises?

Source: Press reports from Official website of Rodrigo Duterte, Inquirer.net, PhilStar.com, Rappler.com


Comments 24

  1. Polygamy can be applied to rich Muslims to where they can afford to support his wives and children. We still believe that sacrament of marriage is still important to have a happy family. I would agree to go on annulment first then marrying someone else. One at a time.

  2. God's judgement will now begin at PINAS

    God will now laugh at us

    Proverbs 1:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

    26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
    I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
    27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
    when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
    when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
    28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
    they will look for me but will not find me,

  3. I agree to all except Polygamy….He should just legalize divorce instead of people having multiple wives/Husbands…that's like having sex with everyone in Philippines, and that country doesn't have a big population for it anyways -.-

  4. I know polygamy is wrong but that depends on the individual. D30 wasn't elected as president polygamy was already been practice by many not only Muslims but also Christianity. I believed things have change even our culture it self that why we educate ourselfs our kids what is right or wrong it's not government nor the Church to decide but yourself.

  5. I know polygamy is wrong but that depends on the individual. D30 wasn't elected as president polygamy was already been practice by many not only Muslims but also Christianity. I believed things have change even our culture it self that why we educate ourselfs our kids what is right or wrong it's not government nor the Church to decide but yourself.

  6. Totoo yan, ayaw ng US sa mga bansang hindi nila kontrolado, lalo na yung may kakayahang maging malakas ang pwersa. Halimbawa na lang ang Iraq, Iran at Syria. Walang ISIS noon, hindi makapalag mga rebelde kay Saddam, eh niyari ng US si Saddam, umusbong ngayon yung ISIS, lalong gumulo. Nakita nila noon na si Marcos, may kakayahang paangatin ang Pilipinas, kaya yun, goodbye na sya, kahit inabot ng 20 years, natanggal nila.

  7. I don't want polygamy to be legalized. If I get married some day- I don't want my husband to have a 2nd wife!! Would Duterte be a bad example to all of the guys because he's a womanizer? Maybe guys would think that it's ok to be a womanizer because Duterte is a womanizer.

  8. Naku pag bawalan ni duterte ang america sa pilipinas? mag drone? naku CIA Po maka away nya dyan! baka mapa assasinate pa siya ng mga CIA Dyan! nakaya nga nila ipapatay si john F. Kennedy at ginulo nila si Ferdinand Marcos na dati sana tataas pa yung Philippine Dollar to US Dollar! kasi natakot ang america nun! then paano malalaman pag bawalan ni duterte ang drone? ni satelite nga wala ang pilipinas pang bili! LOL! HIRAP KALABANIN PO ANG AMERICA DAMING WAY GAGAWA NG GULO YAN SILA! NONG SI ERAP PINA ALIS NIYA MGA AMERIKANO SA CLARK BASE SILA YUN MY PAKANA IPATALSIK SI ERAP! KAHIT SI MARCOS DATI! AYOKO NAMAN TALAGA KALABANIN SI DUTERTE! I VOTE FOR HIM TALAGA TO OTHER CANDIDATES BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION, MAKE PHILIPPINES FEDERALISM PARA UUNLAD AT YAYAMAN ULIT, PALAKAHIN SWELDO NG MGA MAMAYANG PILIPINO! ANG AYAW KO LANG KASI KALABANIN ANG MGA AMERIKANO!

  9. Naku pag bawalan ni duterte ang america sa pilipinas? mag drone? naku CIA Po maka away nya dyan! baka mapa assasinate pa siya ng mga CIA Dyan! nakaya nga nila ipapatay si john F. Kennedy at ginulo nila si Ferdinand Marcos na dati sana tataas pa yung Philippine Dollar to US Dollar! kasi natakot ang america nun! then paano malalaman pag bawalan ni duterte ang drone? ni satelite nga wala ang pilipinas pang bili! LOL! HIRAP KALABANIN PO ANG AMERICA DAMING WAY GAGAWA NG GULO YAN SILA! NONG SI ERAP PINA ALIS NIYA MGA AMERIKANO SA CLARK BASE SILA YUN MY PAKANA IPATALSIK SI ERAP! KAHIT SI MARCOS DATI! AYOKO NAMAN TALAGA KALABANIN SI DUTERTE! I VOTE FOR HIM TALAGA TO OTHER CANDIDATES BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION, MAKE PHILIPPINES FEDERALISM PARA UUNLAD AT YAYAMAN ULIT, PALAKAHIN SWELDO NG MGA MAMAYANG PILIPINO! ANG AYAW KO LANG KASI KALABANIN ANG MGA AMERIKANO!

  10. may kulang yata… "Si Duterte ay magtayo ng rebolusyonaryong gobyerno para buwagin ang kongreso, pagpagin ang hanay ng PNP at AFP sa pamamagitan ng kanyang utos sa pagbibitiw ng lahat ng general at opisyales ng PNP at AFP para palitan ng bagong opisyales ayon sa kanyang patakaran na selection. Ang kanyang gobyerno makipag-coalition sa komunista at gawing kasapi ng gabinete niya ang lideres ng komunista sila Joma Sison, Jalandoni at ibang lideres ng komunista, at ayon rin sa kanya welcome ang komunistang NPA sa Malacanang. IPATIGIL NI DUTERTE ANG INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS sa panahon ng kanyang panungkulan bilang presidente…"

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