[Trending Now] What If Rodrigo Roa Duterte Didn't Win as the President?

The May 2016 election is one of the most controversial elections there have been for the past years. It was a battle of the bests who sha...


The May 2016 election is one of the most controversial elections there have been for the past years. It was a battle of the bests who shares the same intention, to make the Philippines, better. But one has obviously and significantly stood out. With over 16 Million votes, the Filipino people decided that it is Rodrigo Roa Duterte we need for "change" to happened. 

But as he assumed post for the past months, I'm sure you want to know this what if. What if Rodrigo Roa Duterte didn't win as a President? Well, here are the 3 significant scenarios.

1) Davao City Will Not Be Bombed As It was Recently
With him, not being President, he would have stayed as the Mayor of the city for the 24th time. He would have ensured the safety of his Davaoeños instead of having to call that all-out war against the Abu Sayaff who claimed the responsibility for the said explosion. But as he may have kept Davao safe from this bombing had he not became president, the Philippines would have been farther away from that peace we all have been dreaming of. 

2) 1,700 people may have been alive until now
More than 1,700 people died who are allegedly victims of extrajudicial killings. more than 600 of these deaths were those who refused to surrender to the police peacefully, hence killed; while the others are found in the street, packed in garbage bag with signs "Pusher ako". These are suspected as vigilante killings, and anyone can be a victim. But as they may have been alive until now, if Duterte didn't emerge as the 16th President, we still live in a pretended peace, concealing the root causes of crimes which are the illegal drugs. 

3) We Would have A good relationship with United Nations
If not for all the adverse statements of Duterte to UN officials such as "very stupid people" or that "I don't give a sh*t about them" or that "Let them face me, and I will embarrass them in just 5 questions"; we may have been more favored by the United Nations in terms of donations, or that good reputation in the world. However, if Duterte didn't created the friction, we may have been dependent on them. We may have never learned to resolve the issues on our own to further deepen our understanding towards our identity. 

You see, this is neither an anti-Duterte or pro-Duterte post. Politics is never black and white. Oftenly, we try to destroy each other by picking a side and sticking into it. We've got to open our minds and see everything in many perspective than just of ourselves. A true critical citizen would call out the negative and would laud the positive. In this only, will the Philippines achieve change. It lies on every one of us to voice out our principles but to also listen to other sides. We at TNP, ensures to share the burden with you, to suffer with you, and in the long run, celebrate with you for the betterment of the nation. 

What If Rodrigo Roa Duterte Didn't Win as the President?

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