Duterte Is A Big Liar

teleSUR, November 25, 2017

Duterte does not mind being proven a big liar on the question of coalition government. He thinks that he can move on from success to success at political swindling.

Now, he is being carried away by his obsession to establish a fascist dictatorship through charter change under the pretext of adopting a pseudo-federal system under his overcentralized despotism and terrorism.

Duterte is a consistent political swindler and demagogue who depends heavily on lying. He has vowed to wage a war on illegal drugs. But the problem has become far worse than before because his own family is involved in large-scale drug smuggling and his regime protects the biggest drug lords and protectors at the level of governors and generals, while engaging in the mass murder of more than 14,000 poor suspected drug users and pushers.

He has vowed to wipe out corruption. But he got himself elected to the presidency of the reactionary government by allying himself with the extremely corrupt families of the Marcoses, Arroyos, Estradas and others to add their bailiwick votes to his own bailiwick vote in order to get 39 percent of the total vote in 2016 elections.

In exchange, Duterte has let them off the hook on the charges of plunder and corruption. He himself has amassed a great amount of undeclared wealth by collecting huge campaign funds in billions of pesos from 2014 to 2016.

As a president in a rush to become a fascist dictator, he expects to have limitless opportunities for bureaucratic corruption like his idol Marcos, especially in overpriced infrastructure projects, government purchases and cheap sale of raw materials.