And apparently he has his own brand of leadership.
When he took office in 1988, Davao was the murder capital of the Philippines, but now it is one of the country’s safer cities. He accomplished that feat by living up to his nickname, “The Punisher.” Death squads loosely aligned with city authorities roamed the streets on bicycles, shooting suspected drug dealers on sight. Hundreds of people were killed, but the crime rate dropped, and Duterte was elected seven times.
Interesting too, his claiming to hate America so much. While we’re his biggest protector and ally.
Sign of Times.