Philippine police force, Aug 2016. Wikimedia Commons

By Joel Ruiz Butuyan

The Philippine Daily Inquirer-Oct 15

What is the extent of military and police support for President Duterte, almost three years into his controversy-filled presidency?  From the day he assumed office on June 30, 2016, the President has steamrolled his way from one controversy to another. The controversies are intentionally generated by Mr. Duterte himself. He has cursed God, blasphemed the Church, scorned priests, mocked women, badmouthed foreign powers, slurred critics, and threatened human rights advocates.

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First published in: The Philippine Daily Inquirer