The election is being closely watched by investors who fear the political succession in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies could derail gains made during Aquino’s rule.
Rodrigo Duterte, a 70-year-old lawyer, better known as the “the Punisher” for dealing with criminals in southern Davao City, vowed to clean up politics in one of Asia’s most graft-ridden countries.
“We Filipinos belong to different tribes but a piece of paper called the constitution holds us together,” he said. “We should respect the constitution. The election tribunal has set aside the constitution to favour Poe.”
PhilStar highlights (November 26, 2015 – 4:48pm):
Duterte tops Metro Manila presidential survey.
Rankings are as follows in the November survey:
- Rogrigo “The Punisher” Duterte scored 34 percent-increase from his September rating of 27 percent.
- Sen. Grace Poe-26 percent
- Vice President Jejomar Binay-22 percent
- Manuel “Mar” Roxas II-11 percent
- Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago-7 percent
According to the PhilStar article: “The survey was conducted from November 11 to 12 among 300 respondents from Metro Manila. It has a margin error of ± 5.7.”
An interesting take on “the Punisher’s” tough ruling was provided by former CHR Chairperson Etta Rosales in this Facebook video:
Well, after seeing this picture shared multiple times in social media–isn’t it just about time for an ‘appropriate’ or ‘highly-educated’ individual with enough experience in handling government duties to be a perfect example among these current politicians and also run the Philippines?