Duterte defends ‘dictatorial style’ of governance

By , on February 9, 2018


The only way for the Philippines to prosper is to have an “autocratic style of governance,” President Rodrigo Duterte said while admitting that he is a “dictator.”

Speaking before former communist rebels in Malacañang, the President said, “If you say dictator, well, I am really a dictator.”

He adds that there is a need to be one because if he would not implement a tough governance, nothing will happen to the country.

Moreover, Duterte slammed his critics labeling him as a puppet of the United States, saying such accusation is impossible because he does not even want to interact with Americans.

(DAILY NEWS ROUND UP FOR 02/ 09/18)