by Randy DavidAs seen in the April 2020 issue of Philippine Tribune People like listening to President Duterte because, unlike other politicians, he is easy to understand. They rarely need to guess what he’s saying. He speaks his mind out, and offers no excuses for doing so. He doesn’t appear to care if what he […]
Category: Philippine President
The China Connection
By Luis H. FranciaAs seen on the March 2020 issue of Philippine Tribune A few weeks ago, at a news conference regarding the spread of the coronavirus, tough-talking President Duterte had this to say about the People’s Republic of China: “China has been kind to us, we can only also show the same favor to […]
●●●PerryScope●●● China First or Filipino First?
By Perry DiazAs seen on the March 2020 issue of Philippine Tribune Since 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines, the demographic landscape of the country has dramatically changed with the immigration of Chinese nationals from Mainland China. Duterte, who claimed Chinese blood from his mother, has demonstrated an openly biased pro-China […]
Duterte in pain; not in pink of health
By Rio MatroAs seen on the December 2019 issue of The Philippine Sentinel As the Philippine constitution dictates, the President Duterte might have to turn over executive powers to Vice President Leni Robredo. Now at a ripe age of 74, old age has apparently caught up with “strong man” Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Presidential spokesperson Salvador […]