Day: July 2, 2016

Small change

Rodrigo Duterte begins his six-year term as the 16th president of the Philippines today, having been borne to that post by mass discontent with the Aquino administration and his own incessant theme of putting an end to both corruption and criminality within months. Duterte was elected by some 16 million voters among a field of…

Direction of Duterte gov’t: ‘Compassion, real change’

Formally speaking as President of the Philippines soon after making his oath of office last Thursday, Rodrigo R. Duterte made it abundantly clear that “Malasakit, Tunay na Pagbabago” (Compassion, Real Change) define the character and direction of his administration. He emphasized that he had articulated these battlecries during the presidential campaign ���in behalf of the…