Gutter lingo not an issue among masses
MY BOLD prediction on the outcome of the May 9 presidential election: Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte will win despite the inane “rape joke.”
He was able to explain his sexist comments well on his Facebook account Rody Duterte
His supporters believe he was not making fun of Australian lay missionary Jacqueline Hamill, 36, who was raped and then killed by inmates at the Davao Metro District Command jail in 1989.
What Duterte meant was that Hamill was very beautiful and her rape and murder should be given immediate justice.
His use of gutter language in conveying his anger and quick action was understandable given his strong character.
The inmates who held Hamill and several others hostage were gunned down by policemen and Duterte himself.
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Pardon me for saying so, but the masses are not shocked by Duterte’s gutter language because that’s also the language they speak.
The lowly and humble folk greatly outnumber the haughty voters.
The masses consider Duterte “isang tunay na tao” (genuine or authentic person) because he not only speaks their language but also feels their sentiments.
If you don’t believe me ask the poor people in Davao City.
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Duterte will lead all his opponents—second placer Sen. Grace Poe, Vice President Jojo Binay and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas—by a mile.
However, he should offer more substantial answers to questions about the economy and foreign relations in the third and final presidential debate in Pangasinan province than he did in the first and second debates.
If he can expound on how he can improve the economy and solve the problem with China—in concise discourse for which he is known—then the presidency is his.
Duterte will win over the undecided voters to replace the very conservative voters who have withdrawn their support for him because of that highly misunderstood comment.
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Gabriela, a party-list group which claims to uphold women’s rights, has taken part in pouncing on Duterte for his supposedly “anti-woman” comment.
Gabriela rides on issues about women for publicity’s sake.
My program, “Isumbong mo kay Tulfo,” has sought Gabriela’s help on many occasions on behalf of battered and abused women who came to us.
Our requests were ignored.
Why? Because the concerned women were not rich and famous.
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