New York Times blames Aquino for Drug and EJK issue 'It was Aquino's laziness and unwillingness to solve the country’s problems'



THE New York Times reported that the Philippines problem on drugs can be traced back to the President Rodrigo Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Aquino III.

“It might seem that the Philippines’ trouble began when it elected Mr. Duterte, a brash provincial politician who has for decades embraced extrajudicial killings as a legitimate method of crime control," NY Times said in a report.

"But the true roots of the problem can be traced to the administration of Mr. Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Aquino III. That is because, experts say, the true cause of this kind of extrajudicial violence is the public’s loss of confidence in state institutions and its turning instead to more immediate forms of punishment and control," it added.

In 2010, Aquino was elected on high hopes that he will support the rule of law and human rights. However he failed to fix the Philippines’ corrupt and ineffective justice system.

During his administration, he also faced a series of security-related scandals, including a hostage crisis in Manila in 2010.

"And, perhaps most critical, Mr. Aquino was perceived as lazy and soft, unwilling to take the necessary steps to solve the country’s problems," NY Times said.

With the previous administration's failures to respond the Filipinos' needs and frustration with the government’s inability to provide basic security, the people demanded a new kind of leadership that would take more decisive action to provide security, thus President Duterte's election.

When people begin to see the justice system as thoroughly corrupt and broken, they feel unprotected from crime. That sense of threat makes them willing to support vigilante violence, which feels like the best option for restoring order and protecting their personal safety.

Gema Santamaria, a professor at the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology in Mexico City who studies lynchings and other forms of vigilante killings, and José Miguel Cruz, the research director at Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center, used survey data from across Latin America to test what leads people to support extrajudicial violence.

The data told a very similar story across all of the countries in their sample. People who didn’t have faith in their country’s institutions were more likely to say vigilante violence was justified.

Leaders like Mr. Duterte have a political incentive to exploit this sentiment, marketing their willingness to go around the system to prove that they are willing to do whatever it takes to solve the country’s problems.

“When you have a weak government that faces a security crisis and also a crisis of trust of the people, the issue of promising more punishment is a shortcut to gain citizens’ confidence, to gain support,” Ms. Santamaria said.[source]

23 comments:

  1. It is very good reading, very precise.

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  2. He only became president because of sympathy votes. He did not have the qualities of a true leader. His work ethics during his term as congressman is a dismay. This manifested when he became president. The worst president this country has ever had.

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    2. Red Tita

      wow what if you are the president how do you rate you selves?

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  3. meron palang yellowtards! malamang binayaran ng drud lord o kultong dilaw tong isang unggas

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  4. All other candidates were perceived corrupt or liars and will only continue status quo of bad governance, thus duterte won.

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  5. makasarili yang taong yan walang pakialam sa mga nangyayari. sariling interest lang ng pamilya nya ang ginagawa nya.kahit mamatay lahat mga tao okay lang sa kanya basta wag lang magalaw mga pamilya nya. yong mga SAF na mga namatay noon wala man lang awa. wala man lang ginawa ang kupal na yan.

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    1. Tarantado talaga ang kupal na Abnoy na yun...he has all the resources to save those SAF from being slaughtered but he choose to let them killed rather than to respond from there cried of help just bec. of the bangsa moro peace that was going on...he is a leader without a balls.

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  6. red titan are you sure Duterte won by sympathy votes? You think Filipinos who voted for him are really that dumb? Other candidates were supported by previous administration and they have the machinery, money, and MEDIA to boost their candidacy. Duterte only had the Filipino mass who were sick and tired of the TRAPO (Traditional Politicians), blinded by greed, corruption and power. These TRAPOs are being controlled by oligarchs, which power and interest are at stake. Philippine media owned by oligarchs, are obviously being used to discredit the present administration. International media are also being manipulated by Filipino oligarchs thru connections from Philippine media. Before, Filipinos were blinded by news coming from false media controlled by these oligarchs, but now Filipinos have the access on social media thru internet. Thanks to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE, GOOGLE, and other social media you helped Filipinos woke up to reality. Filipinos now perceive news not only to biased media but has gained access to vast information provided by internet. Don't worry Filipinos are not controlled by a dictator. We are still a free and democratic society. Free to listen and to be heard.

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    1. It is not for Pres. Duterte it is for Noyonoy

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    2. samurailaxn, you are barking at the wrong tree idiot!

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    3. please read properly before commenting

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  7. The Puppet Master aka. The Network of Global Corporate Control (identified by Vitali, Glattfelder, and Battiston of ETH Zurich) is using its Tentacles (Puppets) to bring down Pres. R. Duterte by using the Church, the CIA, the Mainstream Media, most of alternative media and political hit men, as what happened in the Senate Hearing and the call of UNHCHR to Pres. Duterte to allow them to investigate the alleged extra judicial killing lately.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awIEkU5DaZE
    This is why… I keep on posting this comment that this is the source of Evil. Pres. Duterte should be very careful with the Vatican, CIA and the Mainstream Media that was owned and controlled by the Network of Global Corporate Control (identified by Vitali, Glattfelder, and Battiston of ETH Zurich
    http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf )
    Read the teleprompter so that you may know how the Vatican and CIA that was base in Switzerland are interconnected. This is the Teleprompter of Karen Hudes DCTV Show.
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/khudes/dctvteleprompt3.29.pdf
    About Switzerland and the Templars, based on
    Sean Hross
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E0gUiVoHsI
    Here is the teleprompter:
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/khudes/dctvteleprompt6.14.16.1.pdf
    Here are the Famous Warnings/Quotes on the Evil of Jesuits
    https://tabublog.com/.../famous-warning-quotes-on-the.../

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    1. Please copy and paste the link provided in another tab in order to read its contents.

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    2. You are truly noble. Thanks for sharing. Will put this to good use.

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  8. 97% of pilipino enjoy the governance of president duterte and the other 3% who care 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽

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  9. Why? Was Noynoy a Congressman before????
    Who's idiot???
    I have the same understanding with Samurailaxn! Duterte was a Congressman!!

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    1. yes noynoy was a congressman in the province of tarlac 2nd district from 1998-2007. red titan was referring to noynoy and not our beloved president. don't you remember he was placing 3rd during the 2010 elections' surveys but when his mother died the filipino people gave their sympathy and voted for noynoy.

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  10. Please add the link where you get this information. Thanks.

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  11. This family is the best example of elitists in the Philippines. They don't care about serving anyone but themselves. Even if they aren't in government position most of them are heartless, ruthless and vindictive. Look at the Hacienda Luicita situation and killings, they don't care about the poor, they despise it. They think everyone who are not their equals (in terms of status quo) are their servants and play things.

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  12. Naguutuan kayong mga dutertards dito. Nasaan ang source sa NY Times pakipost nga ung link kung meron man o another propaganda na naman ito para purihin si Poong Duterte?

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  13. sa naghahanap ng link ETO sa NYTIMES
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/12/world/asia/the-philippines-rodrigo-duterte-vigilante-violence.html?_r=0

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