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Thursday, June 28, 2018



Doctor from UP: I will continue to defend President Duterte!



Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, photo from Google 
A Doctor, a professor from University of the Philippines, and one of the staunch Duterte supporters, Francisco Pascual Tranquilino expresses his unrelenting support for the tough-talking president in the midst of never ending tirades against him from his critics and unfortunately, some of his supporters.

This, after his controversial 'God' remark.

In a Facebook post, Tranquilino says he will continue to defend Pres. Rodrigo Duterte as he sees him as our duly elected President who, long before he took his oath, has already been disrespected, maligned, mocked and discredited.

I will continue to defend President Duterte because I see him as our duly elected President who even before he took his oath, has been disrespected, maligned, mocked and discredited. 
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The UP Doctor attributed such acts from the, according to him, overly-critical mainstream media, and the noisy opposition.

'Especially those who cannot move on from their defeat', he added mentioning the Yellow supporters, the Liberal Party, as well as the Catholic priests.

All these from the overly-critical mainstream media, and the noisy opposition especially those who cannot move on from their defeat, the Yellows and the LPs and yes, the Catholic priests, too. 

For Tranquilino, we never extended the respect that the Mindanaoan president deserves, neither did we appreciate the noble vision that Pres. Duterte has for the Philippines, including his genuine and unmistakable concern for the poor, the needy and the oppressed.

What people do instead, Tranquilino said, is that they choose to magnify every flaw on the president's character but turn a blind eye on the good side of it.
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We never extended to this man the respect due his position or appreciation for the noble vision he has for the country, his genuine and unmistakable concern for the poor, the needy and the oppressed. He has exhibited integrity and sincerity in his intentions to change what has been ailing our Philippine society for centuries. Instead, we chose to magnify every flaw in his character and totally ignore the goodness and sincerity in him.

Tranquilino explained he would rather have a President who has the mouth of a sailor than a corrupt official who lies, cheats and steals from the government coffers.

'I have had enough of politicians who are more conscious about their political correctness and image than their actual works and plans.', he added.

Read his complete Facebook post below:

I WILL CONTINUE TO DEFEND PRESIDENT DUTERTE
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“If you listen to the whole context of his speech, what he is questioning is the Judeo/Christian concept of GOD which is full of contradictions. Duterte does not believe in the original sin because he does not believe that GOD will punish us for a sin we did not commit. If GOD is a fair and loving GOD, why would he punish us for something we did not commit? Duterte is questioning what the church has taught us and that is what he refers to as stupid. The Church hates people who think and question because the way to control our minds is by not thinking critically. Anyone who ask questions is labelled as lacking in faith. The church makes us feel guilty for asking questions because they want our priest to have full control of our minds.”
(Credit to THINKING MINDS)

The problem is the manner in which he delivered his message. He delivers it in his usual crass, vulgar manner, in short bastos. Blasphemous to others. But having said that, I think no matter how he said it, even if he delicately phrased his sentences with such class, tact, sensitivity and restraint, that such a shocking theological minority position came from him, the opposition and rabid critics including the politic-intruding priests would still pounce on him, vilify and demonize him. That’s how it has always been for the past 2 years. The media obviously used this episode to the hilt, to Inflame, foment, to incite anger, and to propagate the long-forwarded notion that Duterte is not fit to be the President. Look at him, he is crass and vulgar, he disrespects and insults my God, he called my God stupid, he has crossed the line. Oust him!
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This is the scenario, it is more complex than what we all want to believe. It is not his statements alone, it is the viciousness of the critics that has blown it out of proportion.

I will continue to defend President Duterte because I see him as our duly elected President who even before he took his oath, has been disrespected, maligned, mocked and discredited. All these from the overly-critical mainstream media, and the noisy opposition especially those who cannot move on from their defeat, the Yellows and the LPs and yes, the Catholic priests, too. We never extended to this man the respect due his position or appreciation for the noble vision he has for the country, his genuine and unmistakable concern for the poor, the needy and the oppressed. He has exhibited integrity and sincerity in his intentions to change what has been ailing our Philippine society for centuries. Instead, we chose to magnify every flaw in his character and totally ignore the goodness and sincerity in him.
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I would rather have a President who occasionally spew out expletives than a corrupt one who lies, cheats and steals from the government coffers. I prefer to look at Duterte’s actions than his expletives and vulgar pronouncements. And as a colleague from Davao once said about him: “The man has seen so much poverty, so much suffering, and I can understand his anger, his desire to change things at great personal sacrifice.”

I have had enough of politicians who are more conscious about their political correctness and image than their actual works and plans.

I rest my case. Just wanted to share my final thoughts on this issue.

Source: Francisco Pascual Tranquilino
Francisco Pascual Tranquilino, photo from Facebook