Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte led in the results of the recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia in Metro Manila on November 11 and 12, 2015 (source: Manila Bulletin). On November 27, 2015, he finally filed his certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections, giving all his supporters the hope and joy they all have been wanting for all this time.
Many Filipinos call him the “phenomenon”, the “country’s last hope”, and the “man of no-nonsense action”. His popularity in the social media is overwhelming. While we cannot deny the accomplishments he achieved as the Mayor of Davao City, it’s still somehow a mystery to many of us how he earned such fame and how he influenced a lot of Filipinos to eagerly want him as the next president of the Philippines.
Below are my opinions based on my observations, experiences and some statistical data on why many Filipinos will vote for Duterte in the 2016 presidential election. [Read more…]