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Duterte’s ‘finest hour’

05:01 AM February 13, 2019

In the midst of breast-thumping over the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), let’s not forget that President Duterte merely reaped the fruits of the seeds of peace sown by the past administration. The approval of the BOL  in the “House of Lapdogs” is a walk in the park for Mr. Duterte.

I believe he will never have his “finest hour” in his incumbency.

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Look at the following presidential statements: on the Bureau of Customs corruption, “Corruption in the BOC cannot be resolved whoever heads it”; on traffic problems, “I give up”; on the West Philippine Sea, “We cannot win a battle or war with China”; on the Edsa rehabilitation, “Let Edsa remain as it is for 20 years”; on inflation and oil price hikes, “You can…behead me, I cannot do anything about oil”; on the antidrug campaign, “Others cannot do it, how can we? Those drugs, we cannot control it.”

Such unpresidential statements are expressions of weakness, hopelessness, cowardice, subservience. They do not merit brownie points for Mr. Duterte’s finest three seconds.

EVELYN SILAY,

[email protected]

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