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two great news articles on the Catholic Church and the fight for souls.

In the Philippines this false God of a president has gone to far. Killing with police death squads around 7,000 drug dealers. This to is a must read...

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‘False prophet’: Duterte, the Catholic Church and the fight for the soul of the Philippines

By Emily Rauhala March 4 at 4:59 PM.

Relatives and friends of victims of extrajudicial killings leave Manila’s Baclaran Church for a vigil Feb. 17, 2017. (Jes Aznar/For The Washington Post)

MANILA — A world of sin. A weary savior. Filipinos know the story well.

Since coming to power last summer, President Rodrigo Duterte has used biblical language to build a case for mass killings, vowing to sacrifice himself, even his son, to cleanse the nation of crime.

Conjuring a world in which evil stalks the innocent, Duterte launched a wave of violence that has claimed at least 7,000 lives. With his critics cursed and shamed, and with public support for the president running high, the establishment, including the Roman Catholic Church, has for the most part stayed quiet.
But now, more than seven months into Duterte’s tenure, with the death toll climbing night by night, the country’s Catholic hierarchy is finding its voice. In a pastoral letter published in February, church leaders denounced Duterte’s campaign as a “reign of terror” against the poor.

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Impeachment complaint filled against Duterte...

Impeachment papers: Philippine President Duterte 'unfit'
March 16, 2017) -- A Philippine legislator filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, citing murder, crimes against humanity and corruption.
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"It is high time that President Duterte is punished for his sins against the country," Rep. Gary Alejano said. "We are of the firm belief that he is unfit to hold the highest office of the land and that impeachment is the legal and constitutional remedy to this situation." It is unlikely the impeachment process will proceed since Duterte's PDP-Laban Party has an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives -- two-thirds of the legislature must vote in favor of impeachment, and 260 of the 292 seats in the House are allied with Duterte. But it could be a factor in bringing charges against Duterte in the International Criminal Court.


Philippines Rep. Gary Alejano, left, prepares impeachment documents, submitted Thursday, against President Rodrigo Duterte. Because Duterte allies hold an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives, the impeachment process is not expected to proceed, but Alejano's complaint charges Duterte with murder, crimes against humanity and corruption

Alejano's complaint accuses Duterte of murder in connection with the extrajudicial deaths of thousands of drug dealers and drug users killed by police and vigilante forces since Duterte assumed office in 2016. Duterte has drawn the criticism of global human rights groups who say his encouragement of the killings could be regarded as crimes against humanity. Two people have also testified that Duterte led a "death squad" against enemies while mayor of Davao City.

The impeachment complaint also states that, as Davao City mayor, Duterte collected salaries of fictitious government employees and has up to $40 million in secret bank accounts. The 17-page complaint includes 10 pages of accusations against Duterte, and refers to the unexplained and undeclared wealth of Duterte and his children, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a Duterte ally, dismissed the complaint in a television interview, saying, "Simply put, this is stupidity, period." He added the House will process the complaint but nothing will come of it.

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Background on Duterte...

Becoming Duterte: The Making of a Philippine Strongman
MARCH 21, 2017 - He is a child of privilege turned populist politician, an antidrug crusader who has struggled with drug abuse. Obsessed with death, he has turned his violent vision into national policy.
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President Rodrigo Duterte relishes the image of killer-savior. He boasts of killing criminals with his own hand. On occasion, he calls for mass murder. Speaking of the drug addicts he says are destroying the Philippines, he said, “I would be happy to slaughter them.” Mr. Duterte and his friends have long cultivated legends of his sadistic exploits, like throwing a drug lord from a helicopter and forcing a tourist who violated a smoking ban to eat his cigarette butt at gunpoint. It is a thuggish image that Mr. Duterte embraces.


Rodrigo Duterte posing with an Uzi submachine gun in 1994, when he was mayor of Davao City in the Philippines.

Whether Mr. Duterte has done what he says — the killings he claims to have carried out are impossible to verify — he has realized his gory vision in national policy. First as a mayor, now as president of the Philippines, he has encouraged the police and vigilantes to kill thousands of people with impunity. While his draconian justice and coarse manner have earned him widespread condemnation outside the Philippines, an in-depth look at his rise to power and interviews with many people close to him reveal a man of multiple contradictions. He has alienated many with outrageous comments and irrational behavior, yet remains wildly popular. He is an antidrug crusader, yet has struggled with drug abuse himself. And he grew up a child of privilege, the son of a provincial governor, yet was subjected to regular beatings.

His mother whipped him so often for his misbehavior that she wore out her horsewhip, according to his brother, Emmanuel Duterte. At parochial school, he was caned by Jesuit priests and, the president says, molested by one. By his teenage years, he was known as a street brawler. “Violence in the house, violence in the school and violence in the neighborhood,” Emmanuel Duterte said. “That is why he is always angry. Because if you have pain when you are young, you are angry all the time.” Years later, a psychological assessment of Mr. Duterte, prepared in 1998 for the annulment of his marriage, concluded that he had “narcissistic personality disorder” and a “pervasive tendency to demean, humiliate others and violate their rights.” Nonetheless, his ailing ex-wife campaigned for his presidential bid last year.

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President Duterte at an armed forces celebration in Quezon City[/center]

That act of devotion only begins to unravel the paradox that is Mr. Duterte. Behind his brutish caricature, according to interviews with dozens of Mr. Duterte’s friends, family members, allies and critics, is a man who can be charming and engaging. He has many loyal friends and a soft spot for sick children. As mayor of Davao City, he was known to help people in need by digging into his pocket and handing them a wad of cash. To many, his vulgar jokes only burnish his bona fides as a man of the people. When he appears in public, he is swarmed by adoring fans. Still, the bodies have been piling up. Since Mr. Duterte took office last June and declared a “war” on drugs, the police and unknown assassins have killed more than 3,600 people, the police say, mostly in the slums of Philippine cities. Some put the toll at more than 7,000.

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Yep might as well go with being informed on this man as he isn't about to step down yet...

This newspaper has plenty on it's page. I picked these three.

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Duterte threatens news outlets over drug reports...

Duterte threatens to humiliate news outlets for drug reports
March 30, 2017 — The Philippine president unleashed an expletive-laden tirade Thursday against the country's leading newspaper and TV network and threatened to humiliate them and their owners, whom he accused of distorting news of his anti-drug crackdown.
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President Rodrigo Duterte's outburst against the Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN TV network in a nationally televised speech prompted a media watchdog group to call him a "petty tyrant, who mistakenly believes public office is an entitlement that allows you to flaunt the laws of the land." Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with journalists, complained that his anti-drug campaign has been portrayed as targeting the poor. He also was incensed about accounts of his alleged corruption, saying he will resign if reports of undeclared bank deposits are proven.

Calling the owners of the Inquirer and ABS-CBN "fools," Duterte threatened to curse them and use the state-owned TV network to ridicule them "to get even." "There are press (people) who are sons of bitches and who know nothing but lies," he said in a speech at the oath-taking of government officials at Manila's presidential palace. "Inquirer, you've never been fair. I know that it's supposed to be antagonistic but fair? You're rude," Duterte said. "ABS-CBN is also rude, really rude." Presidential palace staffers deleted the expletives and curses in an official transcript of the speech they sent to news agencies.

Duterte's crackdown, which has left thousands of mostly petty drug suspects dead, has alarmed Western governments and prompted U.N. rights officials to consider an investigation. Duterte, who has denied condoning extrajudicial killings but has repeatedly threatened drug suspects with death, has lashed out at the U.S., EU and other critics. The 72-year-old leader, who won the presidency last year after serving as a city mayor for two decades, also fumed about news reports that speculated about the nature of his illnesses, and suggested that older people naturally develop health problems. He became visibly infuriated over a picture of him in his bedroom with an oxygen machine. Duterte has acknowledged suffering from illnesses linked to smoking and a motorcycle accident in the past, but has refused to issue a detailed statement on his health. Philippine Daily Inquirer Executive Editor Jose Ma. Nolasco said in a statement that it has been fair in its coverage of Duterte and his administration and has always included his side in any controversy. He said the newspaper runs a column on its opinion page in which Cabinet officials expound on government policies. There was no immediate statement from ABS-CBN.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said Duterte's "foul-mouthed rant" against the two major news organizations "was absolutely twisted," adding it was the president who was rude and abusive. "It was a brazen abuse of your immense power as chief executive of this land and only shows how little, if any, appreciation you have of democracy and governance," the group said. It said Duterte's curses and threats would not prevent Filipino journalists from doing their work. The dominant Roman Catholic church, which has criticized Duterte's drug crackdown, also came under fire from Duterte, who urged the audience to read a book about Filipino bishops and priests who were accused of sexual abuse, corruption and other wrongdoing. "You read it and if you're still a Catholic the next day, you'll impress me," Duterte said.

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Duterte turns against China...

Duterte tells China: We tried to be friends… but, now we take control of our islands in disputed South China Sea
Friday 7th April, 2017 - After months of making nice with China, even praising the country’s leadership and receiving reciprocators comments - now Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has flipped sides.
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Duterte confirmed on Thursday that he has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands, reefs and shoals in the contested Spratly Islands, in the disputed South China Sea. During a visit to a military camp on the Philippines island of Palawan, Duterte said, “We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our control. And I have ordered the armed forces to occupy all these.” Duterte added in his statement that he may raise the Philippines flag on Pagasa Island, also known as Thitu Island, on the country's independence day on June 12.

The Thitu Island is located in the Spratly island chain, parts of which are claimed by the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam. The island chain is close to the seven man-made Chinese islands in the area. “It looks like everybody is making a grab for the islands there, so we better live on those that are still vacant. At least, let us get what is ours now and make a strong point there that it is ours,” he added. Last year, Philippines won a landmark case at an international tribunal in the Hague under Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Aquino. The ruling stated that China had no legal basis for the bulk of its claims in the disputed waters.


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However, since his election last year, Duterte’s administration has struck a surpisingly conciliatory tone, cozying up to Beijing, in the process, the territorial disputes and China’s continued defiance have been pushed to the background. In October, during his visit to the Chinese capital, Duterte told the Chinese President Xi Jinping that “America has lost now. I've realigned myself in your ideological flow." Beijing subsequently agreed to allow Philippines fishing ships access to China-controlled territory. However, months later, now, Duterte’s comments are in stark contrast to his previous policy.

Duterte said on Thursday, “Even those, those vacant (islands) that are considered ours, let's live there. It's like we're all competing to take these islands. And what's ours now at least, let's take it and make a strong point there that this is ours." He added that the Philippines should "fortify" its territory, adding, “(We) must build bunkers or houses there and make provisions for habitation." Even though ties between Manila and Beijing have drastically improved from merely years ago, tensions in the resource rich South China Sea still remain high.

China meanwhile, that lays claim to most of the disputed waters, continued militarizing and building territories in the region that it claims to control. It has reclaimed land to turn sandbars into islands and has equipped them with airfields, ports and weapons systems. Duterte’s comments have come two days after Acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo said the Philippines, China and neighboring countries were making progress on a new code of conduct for the South China Sea.

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Duterte threatens to kill his own son for drug trafficking...

Rodrigo Duterte says he would 'kill son' for drug trafficking
Sept. 21, 2017 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addressed allegations his son was a gang member who facilitated the smuggling of methamphetamines into the country on Wednesday.
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Duterte, whose war against drugs has earned him the nickname "The Punisher," said he would order police to kill his son Paolo should the 42-year-old politician be convicted of drug trafficking, Philippine news service ABS-CBN reported. "I told Pulong, 'My order is to kill you if you are caught...And I will protect the police who will kill you,'" Duterte said at an awards ceremony for "outstanding government workers" at the presidential Malacañang Palace in Manila. "I said before, if I have a child into drugs, you just kill them so no one can say anything," the Philippine leader added, according to local news service Rappler.

Earlier in September, Paolo Duterte appeared before Philippine lawmakers, where he faced charges, made by an opposition party politician, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, that he was a Chinese triad gang member. The younger Duterte was accused of smuggling methamphetamines from China. The allegations came from a customs "fixer," Mark Taguba, who said he arranged for the shipment and was bribed to allow the drugs to enter the Philippines.


Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, son of President Rodrigo Duterte, takes his oath during a Senate inquiry in Pasay City, south Manila, Philippines, on Sept. 7. The Philippine politician faces charges of drug trafficking.

Trillanes had said Paolo Duterte facilitated the smuggling of $350 million worth of drugs into Manila port. Rodrigo Duterte had initially denounced the allegations against his son and called the evidence against Paolo "trash." During Duterte's term in office, more than 3,800 people have been killed in an anti-drug crackdown that rights groups including Amnesty International has described as "unlawful."

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Thousands in Philippines gather to protest Duterte, martial law
Sept. 21, 2017 -- Thousands engaged in protests throughout the Philippines on Thursday for the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos.
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About 5,000 protesters dressed in black shirts gathered on one side of the Mendiola Peace Arch: "" target="_blank"} in Manilla shouting "never again to martial law!" across from hundreds of people in green and orange shirts chanted to show support for current President Rodrigo Duterte, Rappler reported. Duterte signed Proclamation Number 319, declaring Thursday a national day of protest and canceling government work and classes in public schools.

The move was praised by Duterte's supporters as an opportunity to exercise their freedom of expression, while his detractors said the declaration was an opportunity to belittle protests against him and his regime. "That's a big joke. He is the subject of the protest. He cannot declare a day of protest against himself. It is an effort to belittle the protest," Teddy Casino, a former member of the House of Representatives, told Rappler.


Filipino protestors shout slogans during a protest rally at a park in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, which President Rodrigo Duterte declared a national day of protest on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas, who was detained during martial law, challenged the nation to not repeat past mistakes that led to the country's martial law, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. "Signs of martial law have reemerged," Barcenas said. "Although it's not been formally declared, we can feel it." Duterte has earned the nickname "The Punisher" as a result of his war against drugs that has seen at least 3,800 people killed.

On Wednesday Duterte said he would order police to kill his son Paolo, 42, if he was convinced of trafficking methamphetamines into the country. "In the time of Marcos, people were killed because they were suspected as communists," Barcenas said. "Now, people are killed because they are suspected as drug personalities. All of them are persecuted and killed without any due process. That's why the people must be vigilant and unit against the looming dictatorship."

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I wondered if President Rodrigo Duterte was some what like former President Ferdinand Marcos..

Like Nature we have in some location power going to but a few when it should be by the many.. Called a Democracy.

bad things happening seem to be more prevalent today... or is there just better reporting of them?
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mlurp qrote: bad things happening seem to be more prevalent today... or is there just better reporting of them?

Granny says it's the end times...

... an' the devil knows his time is short...

... like it says inna Bible.
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