I had been steering clear from politics but this has been bothering me.
You believe that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the man to clean and shape up this country? Go ahead! No one is stopping you. Worst things have happened in this nation. It probably can endure another 6 years of chaos and uncertainty. But crime is not the only issue that requires governance from our leaders. You want a rebuttal from this post? Go elsewhere. This is not your venue for that. This is MINE! This stage is not open for discussion.
If you are not bothered by his recent retractions, his disrespect to elders, foreign allies, women - dead, raped women with slashed necks, mind you! - and a gentle Pope, it is not my problem. Maybe your conscience will haunt you sometime when you're older. Maybe not. I pity you.
I will probably get lynched for this piece, but I eat insults for breakfast. No to Duterte!
He will probably win this election. But I will be at peace with myself knowing that my one vote - even if it's the only one in an electorate of 50 million - will be a vote for decency, kindness, respect for life, rule of law, transparency, and morality. This nation will deserve the kind of president she elects. I shiver at the thought.
God bless this country.