Good and Bad Lessons I Learned from President Duterte
by Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
I have a confession to make. I was not a Duterte supporter. But the news kept getting interesting. In fact, it was amusing. On one crazy campaign trail, we heard about the pope, to being deprived of rape, to the violence of passionate rallies, I couldn’t help but think. This guy probably has something right going his way.
I have never seen Rodrigo Duterte smirk. His face always looked serious but the sly smug smile is undoubtedly fixed on his forehead in a “sincerely innocent” kind of way. Here’s my take on what I learned from the man.
Lesson 1: If you hear anything impossible, come up with something equally preposterous.
Once he was asked by media about something that was clearly going to mislead the public with his answer. His response?
Tall tales. He bragged on about the time he caught a few drug pushers and cooked them in oil, he also went out and killed a thousand criminals. Then he tried to skin them and eat them alive.
Lesson 2: Come in late but Fresh.
You have probably done it in school. You went in while your professor was midway into the lesson. Now, my friend the spotlight is on you!
The presidentiable started out late by choice. It was supposedly heard that “everyone” is urging him to run for president. Continue reading