Is the Duterte Leadership Working for Filipinos? (Part 1 of 3)

Duterte: A symbol of hope or of a doomed future?
In his seventh month in office President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to beckon Filipinos who see the efforts he is initiating as epoch-making, while with equal intensity, goes on to attract opposition from political and religious groups who find his plans and actions offensive and destructive.

Duterte Presidency: How to Feed the Hungry

We are now 101 million Filipinos and counting as the three-month young presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte brought us all in a state of unprecedented changes in the socio-economic and political spheres of our 120 years as an “independent” archipelago. Inevitably, the changes that will bring food to otherwise poorly-served, even empty tables are what matters to most Filipinos. In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that 26.3% or 26.48 million Filipinos live below the poverty line, with 12 million of these in extreme poverty. This means millions had no capacity to meet the Food and Poverty thresholds where a family of five needed at least P9,140 on the average every month to meet both basic food and non-food needs.

The Duterte Challenge: Researching the Filipino in Us

Two months in office and President Rodrigo Duterte is herding the nation onto what political, social and economic authorities say is a series of much needed, timely and “no recent presidents dared to do before” acts. The ripples of this new leadership style is receiving widespread acceptance among various sectors of the social strata which indicates the Filipino’s willingness to support efforts that are propitious for a peaceful and productive life in the native land.