The administration of former President Benigno Aquino III was marred by major political scandals, natural; disaster scandal, military conflicts, and other weird events that caused the people to dislike Aquino.
His quest to pin down former Vice President Jejomar Binay and family cost Mar Roxas’ presidency.
The ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona solidified Aquino’s political power during his time, added with former Chief of Police Angelo Reyes untimely death.
The biggest political scandal in Asia, the PDAF and DAF scams destroyed Aquino’s government, coupled with the Yolanda funds scandal.
Aquino’s record made Roxas looked like a shit during the May 2016 General Elections.
The death of SAF 44 will forever haunt Aquino (if he has a conscience).
Here comes Duterte, the unknown person from Davao City who was swept to the presidency after people has enough with Aquino and Roxas.
People voted Duterte because he promised change. Some voted for him because they had no choice. Others just wanted to free the Philippines from the same people who run the national politics.
But after Duterte won and we have observed how he run the country after more than one year, is he worth our votes?
Let’s compare Duterte to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III.
No one is perfect, but these two traditional politicians are cut from the same cloth. Full of promises and talking but the result speaks differently.
No politician can ever change the Philippines. Change should be started not by the politicians, but by individuals.
People like Duterte and other politicians know that they will not hold their position forever so they will do anything in their favor while they are in power. Duterte’s goal is nothing but to destroy all of his political enemies and nothing else – no different from Aquino. We can never hear Duterte talking about the economy, jobs, women’s rights, and others except for his war on drugs. /Joy Valle/
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