Tag Archives: Rodrigo Duterte

Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Sin and the Dilemma of the Philippine Catholic Church

On Jun 21, 2018 members of the clergy appeal to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to stand up to President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks against the Catholic Church. Father Robert Reyes also calls on the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the … Continue reading

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Worrying About the Rise of Authoritarianism Around the World

One of the things that I have been most worried about is the rise of authoritarian leaders and governments around the world. I’ve been reading about authoritarian leaders in Turkey, Syria, Poland, and especially the Philippines. As a Filipino American … Continue reading

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Thinking About Rodrido Duterte and How to Oppose Authoritarian Leaders

I’ve been increasingly horrified at the rise of authoritarian governments in the Philippines and around the world, as authoritarian leaders have attacked democratic institutions and chipped away at civil liberties. Because of this, I’ve been reading books about how authoritarian … Continue reading

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Opposing Rodrigo Duterte

A lot of people’s concerns focus on Donald Trump. As a Filipino American cartoonist, I’m also worried about the direction that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking his country. As Duterte has taken steps to silence or intimidate his critics … Continue reading

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Groupthink, Cults and the Republican Party

When it comes to political leaders, I’ll support them when I agree with them on an issue, oppose them when I disagree with them on an issue. I’m that way with a Democratic leader or a Republican leader. I don’t … Continue reading

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Groups Condemning Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines

There has been a lot of news lately comparing U.S. President Donald Trump to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. They have many personal qualities in common: both tend to be bullying in their public pronouncements and in their dealings with the … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte and the Autocratic Leader

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to an article describing how President-elect Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s prosecution of his drug war and invited Duterte to the White House. Duterte has in turn praised … Continue reading

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