With his regime not only careening to the Right but also teetering on the brink of open fascist rule, the Left’s cooperation with Mr. Duterte is at a breaking point.
Despite positive efforts, the President has failed to depart significantly from the neoliberal economic policies of previous governments.
He has also tried but failed to recalibrate our dependent, neocolonial relations with the US, and appears intent on merely replicating the same with China and Russia.
All this leads to more doubts on his promise of change.
Swept to office last year on the promise of sweeping changes, President Rodrigo Duterte and his government are proving to be a hindrance to the country’s most urgent political and socio-economic reforms.
After more than a century of serving colonial masters, local dynasties and oligarchs, and after experiencing absolute power under martial law, today’s Philippine National Police (PNP) has become hopelessly mercenary and criminal.
Sometimes, the only way to fix a problem is to get rid of it.
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The ball is now in the court of America’s left of center movements. They should get their act together and come up with a viable alternative not only to Donald Trump but the ugly system he represents.
In a situation where progressive and revolutionary movements are still given significant space and opportunity to engage with the administration, the Left have refused to simplistically consider Duterte as just another reactionary, US puppet that needs to be ousted.