The Rise of the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte | NowThis World

The Rise of the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte | NowThis World


Populist. Protector. Punisher. And Problematic. Those are are just a few words that
been used to describe Rodrigo Duterte, the 16th president of the Philippines. His straight-talking, no-nonsense style of leadership has made him a hero to many in the Philippines. [Duterte] If i think you should die. You will die. [Duterte] I’d be happy to slaughter them. But his brutal, authoritarian approach
to politics and law enforcement have raised serious human rights concerns – as well as threaten the delicate
balance of alliances in the region. So how did Rodrigo Duterte rise to power? Born in 1945 in the southern Philippines — some say Rodrigo Duterte
was destined for office from the start. We spoke with Jonathan Miller, a foreign correspondent for Channel 4 News, who’s written a biography on Duterte
to help us better understand who he is. [Miller] He was about the most privileged
kid in the southern island of Mindanao. [Host] When he was just four years old, his family packed up their
belongings and moved to Davao city — where his father would eventually
become governor of the province. The Duterte’s ran a tight ship — according
to the kids, the house had strict rules. Rodrigo said to be his mother’s favorite child —
was rebellious and known as a prankster. His youngest sister, Jocelyn, told philippine media that her older brother would often muse that one day he might become mayor of Davao. [Miller] As the governor’s son. he was assigned a bodyguard. His parents were often away because they
were so busy but he would hang out with bodyguards and then he learn how to shoot guns. And he still cultivated this mythology
that has surrounded him ever since. That he was this rough edge guy from the slums of Davao that could now sort out the Philippines and all its problems. [Host] But if he wanted to achieve his dream of becoming a leader, he would have to learn a few lessons first. His rebellious nature would often get him in trouble in school. He was expelled not once, but twice for misbehaving. [Miller] His father called him a “bugoy” which is a word in the local language they use in the
southern Philippines which means hoodlem. Then in 1968, something would happen that would shake 23-year-old Rodrigo into shape — the death of his father. Duterte became determined to become a leader. He went to law school in 1968. But like much of his life, this success was also riddled with troubling . In his final year of law school, Duterte shot
and wounded a fellow student that he accused of being a bully. Duterte never faced criminal charges. Despite this, he became a lawyer in
1972 and got married a year later. Over the next few years, Duterte would prepare to enter into the public sector. First he set his sights on Davao City. In the 1970s and 80s, Davao City was
known as the “murder capital” of the Philippines. It was incredibly dangerous city, where communist insurgents and government forces would openly kill each other in broad daylight. Duterte wanted to stop this — by any means necessary. So he became a prosecutor for the city from 1977 – 1986. He worked to rid the city of criminal activity. He was so determined to lock up the very people he blamed for Davao’s crime rate, that he was willing to do whatever it took — even if it meant breaking the law himself. Years later, he admitted that during his time as a prosecutor he and his team would plant information of criminal suspects to get them off the streets. This ruthless style of accomplishing his goals made Duterte a popular figure among Davao’s population and would become a common trend throughout his life. [Miller] He rose to power because he said he would get down and dirty to sort out the problems. [Host] And then, in 1988, he achieved his childhood dream — becoming the mayor of the city he grew up in. He was elected on a platform focused on restoring peace and stability to Davao City. But shortly after he became mayor, bodies began to pile up in the streets. An armed vigilante group known as the Davao Death Squad began killing small-time drug dealers and petty criminals. Allegedly, the group also targeted Duterte’s political opponents. [Miller] And pretty much scared the living daylights out of everybody in Davao so that everybody sort of behaved. Davao city remains the murder and rape capital of the Philippines. [Host] But he continued to be re-elected. He was mayor of Davao city for seven terms, becoming one of the country’s longest-serving mayors. And his brutal campaign to stomp out crime only escalated as his time in office grew. More than 1,400 people are believed to have died at the hands of the Davao Death squads, including an outspoken Duterte critic and journalist. Years later, a former police officer who led the death squad came forward and accused Duterte of giving him the orders to kill him. Duterte denied these allegations, saying they were lies. All the while, Duterte was having trouble at home. His marriage was dissolving. But in the Philippines, one of the only countries in the world to ban divorce, Duterte had to undergo psychological assessment for the annulment of his marriage to be recognized by state in1998. That report was later leaked to the press and it concluded that Duterte had “narcissistic personality disorder” and a “pervasive tendency to demean, humiliate others and violate their rights.” Nonetheless, he continued to impose his political will. And now Duterte, a man who never lost an election, had a larger dream. A dream of taking his iron-fist style of leadership nationwide. In 2015, Duterte announced his
campaign to become president of the Philippines. And he promised if he was elected he would execute 100,000 more “criminals” and dump their bodies in Manila Bay. And he wasn’t joking. Leading up to the presidential election, he even claimed responsibility for a number of extrajudicial killings, which
drew little public criticism from other elected officials. Quite possibly, because they knew his campaign
for the presidency was nearly unstoppable. And in May 2016, Duterte finally did it — he won the presidency in a landslide victory. And he did exactly what he said he was going to do during his campaign. He took his brutal Davao city anti-crime campaign nationwide, rebranding it as his “war on drugs.” [Miller] from day one he launched in to
what became known as his war against drugs and very quickly a lot of people began to
die in a very nasty ways in the streets of the Philippines. It allowed police officers and armed militias to work, and kill, with near impunity. [Duterte] In destroying and perhaps killing the criminals, I will be there for you. I will never, never allow any military man or police to go to jail unjustly for performing his duties. That you have my commitment. [Host] According to the investigative journalism project, The Drug Archive, at least 4,279 people were killed by police operations in Duterte’s drug war as of May 2018. Another 22,000 homicides are under investigation
that were possibly linked to drugs, according to the government’s calculations. But Human rights groups and critics fear
the death toll in Duterte’s war to be much higher. The president has even joyfully compared his campaign to kill drug offenders to Adolf Hitler’s
extermination of millions of jewish people. [Host] Despite this, or maybe because of this, Duterte has been incredibly popular as president — enjoying as high as a 91 % approval rating at times. [Miller] But the one promise that he certainly hasn’t broken was that the streets will flow with blood in the Philippines. [Host] Regardless of the negative international response, Duterte remains determined to continue
his bloody campaign until the very end. [Duterte] My campaign against drug will not stop until the end of my term 6 years from now. Until every [drug dealer,] ever drug lord …

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  • Mc Chadwick Comeros says:

    We, the lower class people in the philippines needs a hope and duterte is the only one who is makinh progress. I am living in beside a slum area in cebu, before when walking in the streets i would always watch over my back, scared for robbers. most of the robbers rob just to get their meth fix. Now i feel safe becuase most of then are now either dead, in prison or changed.

  • Lalan Bechayda says:

    The answer to your last question how long the President will stay in power? As long as the people wanted him to stay to eradicate the unscrupulous corrupt people in the country! Let me ask you. What do you really know about our country β€˜s situation before PRRD became the president?
    There are more killings in USA than in Philippines so get down from your high horse!

  • I'm from davao because of tatay(papa/grandpa) our city is one of the most peaceful city in Ph. Firstly, l don't want him to run as a president before because he is old and needs to rest and i know the rest of the Philippines won't understand him as we understand and love him here in our city but still i voted for him beacause I support him in every way that i can. He is not a perfect leader but atleast we live with harmony with Christian, muslims and other race's and religions. we respect one another because that's what we are taught here wether you have everything or nothing. We are poor but contented. We may not be as rich as others cities but we feel safer and secure here 24hours 7days a week. Please do your research correctly. You don't know the whole history of him and the history of this city before and after his been appointed as a mayor and before he even runs to the nationals. Not all truths are found at social media, read at books/news, or you've been heard at hearsay's. So try living or staying here first before you say stuffs you don't even know at heart. you're article is absolutely completely one sided and bias. You only keep talking about the negative or wrong doings he has done. I'm very thankful for living here beacuse i know he will protects us first.

  • and your sources are rappler and daily inquirer which are known to be biased.. PRDD is one of the best president in the philippines aside from president marcos. you didnt know that because you are not a filipino. cause if you are you wont be making such videos that is centered to the negative effects of duterte's administration. we filipinos are ready to risk are lives for our country and to protect are president.

  • A foreign journalist who got schooled by Duterte about human rights in an interview is your main source… Unbiased really? most of the clips you show of him talking are cut to make him look like a monster, but how come the crowd is cheering? the rest of the clip explains it… Mostly all the negatives and tiny drops of the positive and you call this unbiased?

    IF YOU HAVE EVER LIVED IN THE SLUMS OF A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY DROWNING IN DRUGS, CRIME AND CORRUPTION. YOU WOULD KNOW WHY HIS PEOPLE ELECTED HIM…

  • Satana With A Fiddle says:

    Great video! I distrust reports that overly demonize or glorify a person but I think this one was fairly balanced! Whatever it is that is being said about him I'm just glad that he was elected president right when IS decided to target southern Philippines. He made some difficult decisions that I don't trust other politicians here to make. As long as Islam is a threat to PH democracy I refuse to vote for weak willed leaders.

  • red_ashcroft says:

    Police killed 1,165 people in 2018 in US alone, and no officer was charged as well. There are videos too that show there was no impunity in US police shootings. Compared to Filipinos. Numbers may be different, but criminals died in the Philippines, I cant say much to what was done in US.

  • Joeie Leanne says:

    He will be remembered as the scariest president and most honest one in the Philippines!! Duterte forever ❀️

  • Maharlika Torres says:

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! THE FILIPINO PEOPLE ARE BEING PUNISHED TO THE END OF IT ALL!!! THE FILIPINO PEOPLE NEEDS A PARLIAMENTARY RULERSHIP THAT NEEDS A PRIME MI NISTER NOT A PRESIDENT! THEY NEED TO GET RID OF THE SENATE AND CONGRESS AND NEEDS TO IMMEDIATELY RULE THE NATION WITH A PARLIAMENTARY RULE! HOW TO DO THIS???!!! GET RID OF YOUR PRESIDENTS AND THOSE PROVINCES POLITICIANS WHO WANTS TO SIT AT THE SENATE AND CONGRESS AND REPLACE THEM WITH A PARLIAMENTARY RULE MEANING ONE SEAT IN MINDANAO WHERE THIS GOVERNMENT CAN BE LED!!!IT IS NOT HAPPENING!!! THIS SO CALLED DUTERTE PLAN OF THE HEALTHCARE IS NOT HAPPENING IF THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL RULED BY A FEW ARTISTS AND OLD FAMILIES WHO TRIES TO TULE THE LAND. IT SHOULD BE RULED BY THE PEOPLE. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE A RULERSHIPS LIKE BELGIUM___A SOCIALISTIC GOVERNMENT!!!IF YOU NEED A QOU DE ETAT DO THIS !!!! I COMMAND!!! THE NATION IS A QUEENS NATION _ RULED BY A SITTING QUEEN _ AND THE PEOPLE ARE HER CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN IMPOVERISHED BY THE FEW FOR A LONG TIME !!!! ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE NOW AND THIS FOR A HUGE CHANGE!!!! A PARLIAMENTARY RULE FOR THE PHILIPPINES IS NECESSARY SO AS TO EQUALLY DISTRIBUTE THE WEALTH OF THE PEOPLE!!!

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚this video is funny, wanted to brain wash people, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ yet didnt get comment that they wanted, most comment slammed this video

  • We need many Duterte's in US. It will stop crimes once and forever. Otherwise US will die of political corruption and drugs. This video has strong anti-Duterte bias from US political establishment.

  • He is not Pinochet as a whole because Pinochet was a CIA puppet! Pinochet got elected with the help of the USA to proxy Chile! Duterte is better than Pinochet!

  • Matthewalfonso Beltran says:

    My heart is warm because I understood that other people from other countries are starting to recognize the problem of the Philippines. I live in Salawag and it's pretty nice. The death toll has been rising and 2 of my relatives have been captured by the PNP (Philippine National Police). They have yet to get a trial after like 2 months in prison. I hope they are ok 😭.

  • Alecxis Thunnery says:

    About the killings. Duterte is not the fault of it. Those police who did the wrong thing is under of a politician like mayor or governor. Why can't you think right? Those police doings were wrong. Where they ambush the house and killed the suspected person, that's not how good police work. Good police knows their work, knock the house then a search warrant and then inspect the suspected person, and if it's proven then tokhang. You could know a police is a moron and was controlled if they don't know how tokhang works. Politician uses the police and army to eradicate those minions who opposed them. And if the police was not a puppet, they just kill those suspected person thats bcoz it is their target, might be personal or about drugs too. They just used the operation tokhang for that. Don't suspect Pres. D about it. And you also know that rich ppl can't easily be down do you?. You know that rich ppl are powerful and had so many connections right? Also, duterte can't do his decisions bcoz of some ppl who opposed him. You can't always blame the president like that. I know he is doing his best.

  • This is all a lie.. Duterte is a good man.. He only goes after criminals and drug dealers.. Now me and law abiding citizens are safe now

  • Populist? Really? You compare him to Parties like AfD in Germany? πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Omg! Stop brainwashing people πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜†

  • foreing country wont understand our country problems so i suggest to keep distance on our country and dont interfere to our own problem, Drug users do not deserve humanrights, they are considered as wild animals or even a monster

  • Elior Arojado says:

    Hahahaha I want tatay Digong to be the leader of the PHILIPPINES for life. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š solid Duterte πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Daisy Uanguren says:

    seriously!? you don't even know what you talking about,, this skype white dude is ignorant so are you………..

  • 둜즈_rose_ says:

    -He stored Law and Order in the Phillipines
    -He gave free College Education with higher Education budget.
    -He gave 100M php pesos/monthly budget for Med Care for Public Hospital (The budget was originally 74M per YEAR)
    -Our Armed Forces, Jets, Submarines,Guns, etc.Helicopters got updated.
    -Applying Paper works now in the Philippines is 100% much easier than before.
    – Polices has become more responsible, respected, and protecting people now.
    – We can buy cheaper rice and much cheaper rice for poor people also.
    – Many senior citizens got their actual senior citizens discount card. (Issued)
    – Crime rates is way lesser than before.
    – Airports in our Country has been better than Before ( Filipinos has become Priorities in our Airports now)
    – We are now United with Southern Part of the Philippines.
    -Manila Bay is Clean now
    – I can go on.
    He did alot of things to our nation more than just fighting drugs.
    – He is Respected, People in the Philippines needs someone to be scared of, because there's a lack of Discipline, Lack of Education, Lack of Food & Medicine, Lack of Armed Forces Equipment.
    -He did all that in 3 years of his Terms.
    Before we Filipinos had become slave in our Own Nation. But since he become the President he refused that and started to give us Dignity and Pride Again in our Country. We became now the Priority. What he do is just Implementing the Law and Order + Justice that Only were available for Rich people before ~ ^-^

  • panalo ang kaibigan ni trillanes sa pagka mayor sa Candelaria Quezon,Talo yung pro Duterte Candidate kaya wag at hindi dapat tulungan ng gobyerno ang Candelaria Quezon kasi mga anti Duterte mga yan

  • Analiza Legaspi says:

    The very president you calling a murderer is the very person who reduced crime for masses at the expense of getting rid of criminals . Get your act together then criminals lol

  • The only good drug-dealers are DEAD drug-dealers. Duterte is saving his country and the people there know it. This is why fake news and their Communist political allies hate him.

  • burket burnek says:

    That's the main reason why we love our president Duterte, he will do anything for our country. He never murdered innocent people!. We filipinos are just tired about corruptions and criminality. We are so thankful that we have this kind of president. He will do his best for our country, those people that he murdered deserve to die. Our president do not care about humanity he cares about human lives… he cares for us filipino… he just wanted to make the streets of philippines safer, not just for us citizen of the philippines also for tourist who visit our lovely country.

  • d30 is best president in Philippines seach for good source if you base in rapple source …ur bias. rapple know only the negatives of duterte but his good they dont want to say it

  • duterte will be remembered as a hero to the filipino people..no Liberal party were voted as senator in philippines 😊 everyone trust and love this guy..He still has the high satisfaction rate.

  • Goolaman Prime says:

    biased. haha. all the stops the opposition/liberal party here in the Ph will do to discredit the President. Petty

  • For prosperity there should be a sacrifice. Which are the bad people. For downfall there would be a sacrifice. Which are the good people. Human rights? What human rights when it looks like it prioritize the protection of the bad people.

  • Steven Louis Paul Goss says:

    Though I think the Philippines is developing, it is not okay to kill drug users. You should start with the top, the drug lords, before the poor ones. Coming from a Political follower (who supports Duterte's economic actions and opposes his iron fist system)

  • The foreign media is always focusing on his war on drugs. Little did they know that he has contributed a lot in the economy, military, and infrastructure in the Philippines. It's unfair for the president to be discredited from what he has done in the country.

  • Yes, a lot of criminals, drug lords, mayors, generals, governors, etc are jailed, killed, or busted. The Best president of the philippines

  • Richard Price says:

    No one should look to Duterte as a positive example. This obvious homicidal sociopath more resembles Pol Pot Jr. The Philippines have become just another third-world authoritarian shithole filled with out-of-control law enforcement tyrannizing the populace. The Philippines should be avoided by anyone that considers themselves civilized I certainly will avoid the country. Should the genocide stop I will reconsider. What are the Philippine populace doing? At home trembling beneath their beds?

  • γ‚·γƒ£γƒγƒ«γƒžγƒͺγ‚’ says:

    President Duterte is the BEST after President Marcos πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

  • ロァケン says:

    The media can`t beat our father duterte. He is supported by most of the citizens of the philippines. Your source is a propaganda.

  • Where I’m from, Davao, is now one of the cleanest and safest cities to live in the Philippines. All thanks to him. Before, it was a city ransacked by guerrilla communist groups and bandits, and now even they stay away from that place. That whole city trusted in Duterte’s system, and that’s where it got us. Can’t have anything nice if every president in the PH is clouded with corruption, protesting, and adding more small issues that will snowball into huge ones. Let the man do his job and wait until his term is finished before you can judge.

  • Edwin Holcombe says:

    Duterte's war on drugs is most obviously a surrender to the failure of the Justice System which is very corrupt. The rich drug lords could get off by paying their way to freedom. Thus Duterte is only trying to solve the drug problem by killing people. The solution should be to get rid of the corruption in the police and courts where anyone accused would have his chance at defending himself. Many of those killed in this drug war have been innocent or small time drug users – not the criminals who are perpetuating drugs. Thus when Duterte finally leaves office the problem will still exist.
    I do see a safer Philippines since Duterte has been in office but I wonder if Dutere's methods of are all that sustainable. I think not.

  • Cole Steven Tudias says:

    Rodrigo Duterte will be president from June 30, 2016- June 30, 2022. He will be remembered as a patriotic leader, who would kill just to save millions of lives, father of BUILD BUILD BUILD, and many more. THE IRON FIST OF ASIA.

  • John Alcantara says:

    every action he take, no matter how violent or how cruel, is for the greater good of his people…

    ilove our president as much as i love our country..

  • hey remember 250,000 civilian filipinos you Americans massacred? yea talk about human rights like you guys are saints and holy. shitheads

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