10 June 2016

What South Africa can learn from the new Philippine President

"I don't care if I go to hell as long as the people I serve will live in paradise" - Rodrigo Duterte

By Mike Smith
10th of June 2016

I love this guy, even though he is a lefty he doesn’t take shit. When he was at law school, he shot a guy who bullied him (punched him on the nose) because of his Vasayan ethnicity.

Over a period of 20 years as a former mayor, he turned Davao City from the "murder capital of the Philippines" to what tourism organisations now describe as "the most peaceful city in southeast Asia," and what numbeo.com ranks as the world's fourth safest place.

Real life Punisher: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

He has also recently vowed to bring back the death penalty

Imagine if we introduced this in South Africa:

Phillipines’ Duterte urges public to kill criminals

“The Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers.”

After previously saying he would unleash the military and police on criminals, Duterte said the public could go after them as well.

“If they are there in your neighbourhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun. You have my support,” he told his cheering followers.

“If he fights and fights to the death, you can kill him,” he said, adding: “I will give you a medal.”

He stressed that drug addicts could not be rehabilitated and warned, “if you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a bitch, I will really kill you.”

Duterte reiterated that his anti-crime campaign would be “a bloody war”, as he offered money for slain drug lords.

“I will pay, for a drug lord: [pesos] five million if he is dead. If he is alive, only 4.999 million,” he laughed.

Good man! My kinda guy.


  1. Anonymous2:51 am

    I guess that this is one lefty the liberals don't like very much...

  2. Anonymous2:57 am

    We need this type of commitment. What a wonderful place this would be. Vaalpens

  3. "My kind of man"; abso-fucking-lutely!!!

  4. What a Guy.!. I know a girl that use to live in Davao city and it's all true. Rodrigo Duterte is a cowboy and a half. He also goes into drug raids personally with special units to clean house and has arranged a free trip back to hell for many criminals

    Wouldn't mind this lefty for president here.

  5. The era of the shitlord is no doubt upon us.

  6. Wow. Let's vote him in as SA president. This is a real leader. Note how he don't mince his words, he says exactly what is on his mind. He sure sounds conservative to me. With everybody having a gun and the right to shoot criminals, there won't be any criminals left in no time...wow

  7. Hey, Mike, did you notice how the South African fire fighters humiliated the country by going on strike over salaries in Canada...hehe. When I first read about them, I automatically assumed they are volunteers who just expected sleeping quarters and food. But I was wrong, they want R750 per day. Huh??

  8. Anonymous5:45 am

    Of course, the ANC criminals would never support this guy as they would be the ones gunned down first.

  9. Anonymous6:01 am

    His Country will be safe to live in. Everything comes with a price, and he makes it expensive.

  10. Graeme7:21 am

    Normally I am woefully sceptical of Populist Liberation Leaders, Malema, Zuma and Mugabe being prime examples.

    Roddy Duterte however can be defined from all the rest in that he has a proven track record of delivering overwhelmingly positive results.

    Unlike Malema it is highly unlikely that Duterte has the backing of a nefarious individual or entity operating shamelessly in the shadows.
    As diabolical as Malema's rhetoric is, the quality of his delivery has a certain nuance to it, one that clearly wasn't apparent in his ramblings, 3 or 4 years ago.
    Listen to his current speeches and it is immediately apparent that a College Educated person with a degree in Journalism and/or Political Science is scripting his essays to the audience who can barely comprehend what it is he is rambling on about.
    Never mind a red beret, a red T shirt and a box of KFC will suffice to draw in the crowds as an incentive.

    Roddy Duterte has an enviable quality that many lack, it is called common sense.
    If for example a child is caught wandering the streets unaccompanied late at night his or her parents will immediately be brought to book.
    Perhaps we don't want intrusive governance however when decay has set in to such an extent, draconian measures are often called for.

    I have spent the better part of the past 5 months interviewing many Philippine Nationals, their sentiments are overwhelmingly in favour of this man.

    The future will be the determiner of whether Roddy Duterte will bring in a new era of positive change or not as it will be for South Africa, for the latter however I am hardly holding my breath.

    1. Anonymous3:15 am

      Listen to his current speeches and it is immediately apparent that a College Educated person with a degree in Journalism and/or Political Science is scripting his essays to the audience who can barely comprehend what it is he is rambling on about.
      Well quite obviously it is NOT the normal culprit
      The terrible perfidious British !
      Perhaps one of those terrible stupid ignorant parasites that Mr Smith is always on about .


      Here are some of the key changes to policy that Renwick has already achieved with the EFF:

      1. Abandoned revolutionary violence to reclaim land.
      2. Pledged loyalty to section 25 of the SA constitution which is about buying land.
      3. Attacked Zimbabwean land redistribution.
      4. Announced alliance with the DA.
      5. Embarked on an anti Gupta and anti Zuma campaign instead of fighting white capital.
      6. Formed an anti Gupta and anti Zuma alliance with the representative of white monopoly capital, Johann Rupert.
      As you can obviously see the Woodwork Master has deviated from the script.
      Perhaps he is writing the script himself ?


      What say Mr ( incredibly clever ) Smith ?

    2. Anonymous12:32 pm

      That ba degree is in political science, it is an absolutely useless "degree" that adds no value to society. Usually just the dumbest of the dumb goes for that "degree".

  11. But we'd be hard pressed to find the actual criminal in South Africa. The next 100 years of "leadership" hopefuls would be killed.

  12. Graeme7:59 am


    This really humoured me, South Africa now has a nascent academic at the helm!

    Like so many other areas standards are being relegated to turd world standards, I am left wondering, are there any statues that can be torn down on campus at UNISA?


  13. Anonymous12:17 pm

    @ann 3:15
    Ons val nie vir jou "groot woorde..smoke and mirrors" nie poes!
    Gaan try your luck waar die gewone ape jou stront opeet.
    Jy was ,is en sal altyd daai ou wees wat dink hy weet als, maar is FOKOL

    1. Anonymous5:41 am

      Wat vreet aan JOU agterent ?

  14. But then again if this is all true, he's not a lefty!

  15. Anonymous3:46 am

    Excuse me, but maybe im missing something here. So you bellieve that anyone who has ever used or been involved with drugs in their life should be murdered vigilante style? So you would advocate that rodriguez be shot because he smokes a lot of matijuana? Why dont you take all your music and dump it ,as most misicians use drugs- fact...so by this logic all the drinkers that you know and members of your own familly should be murdered for possibly experimenting with drugs and alcohol?