15 People On Why They're Voting For Rodrigo Duterte

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We asked our Cosmo Facebook followers to comment on this photo album to find out who they’re voting for during the Presidential Elections on May 9, 2016. These are 15 of the hundreds of answers we received from readers voting for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.  


The news I see on TV regarding corruption and oppression was something I felt like I could tolerate until Duterte decided to run for president. - Tin Tine

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I choose Duterte because I am naive. I want to believe that he can be the catalyst for change and somehow cure "The Sick Man of Asia." His methods may be toeing the line of legality, but I think we are way past idealism. Corruption is real. It starves the masses. It enriches the few. I welcome change albeit it comes in an imperfect, scary package. - Alyana Effortless

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I am lucky to live in Davao my whole life. I feel secure when I sleep. I can walk on busy streets at night without any fear, and I can see a bright future for my city because of him. He has made a lot of good things for Davao. If you want to be as lucky as I am, then vote for #DU30. - Ira Gonzales

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I believe he'll slay corrupt people in his own way! I believe this guy has the guts to rule the country for six years with a clean record just as what he did in Davao. Discipline is what our country needs, and I believe Duterte will do it for us!Paola Carmen Lucero Rafanan

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It's time that we need to be butt slapped into reality. Our country is thirsty for a worthy president [who is] hungry for economic and agricultural growth. - JenniPenn Ramos

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I’m dreaming of a safer Philippines because I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, and above all I am a mother. As a Cosmo Girl I know we need to choose a president who is not only good at boasting about his achivements. We need a President like Duterte. All action, no excuses, no nonsense. -Jemille Adrienne Maclang

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I’m voting for our mayor because I've seen and experienced what he did for us. He took care of us and listened to us. And I want my fellow Filipinos to experience what true governance is. - Windy Abid

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I am voting for Rody Duterte because he has political will. He has a soft heart for the needy, yet he is cruel to criminals and oppressors. He is the epitome of a public servant. - Rude Lynn

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Democracy makes us reckless beings. Netizens can easily give harsh words and comments to everybody without thinking it may cause problems. This is only one of the reasons why this generation is in chaos. With Duterte's strong leadership, I believe God will use him to solve this country's issues." - Jonawen Ballesteros

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I will vote for Duterte because he is the only presidentiable who has political will and is sincere. He makes us believe that there is hope for our country to be great once again. He opens our hearts and minds to be brave and fight for this country. - Rosei Booc

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“[I have] lived in Davao for 40 years now. My first 12 years was horrifying, Davao was a killing field. When Duterte stepped in, he changed Davao and its people. In the early '90s, he taught the people of Davao City to be DCplinians. And that DCpline still exists today. I'd vote for Duterte in this life or the next, because I want my children not only to feel safe and have a secure future, but to learn and instill in themselves the DCpline that Davaoeños are proud of. - Keith Brigole

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I believe that he can eradicate crimes and drugs. He also has the heart for all the Filipinos—not just here in the Philippines—but also [for] our countrymen abroad. - Jhen Lavarias Rio

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It's about time that a leader from Mindanao becomes our president. I firmly believe that federalism is one of the keys to our country's progress. -Apollyn Ramos

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I will vote for Duterte because he’s like a father to all Filipinos. He knows how to talk to the poor, the leftists, and will give us back our country by tapang and malasakit. - Delmer Ben Samillano Tillo

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I want peace in Mindanao and the whole nation, and only Mayor Duterte understands the problems and [has the] solutions. - Danilo P. Delfin

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* Minor edits have been made the Cosmo.ph editors for brevity and cohesion.

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