The sight of a noted critic of Rodrigo Duterte being placed under arrest bristles the senses. However, if you look deeper, the truth becomes obvious.
The social uproar over the teenager killed in one of Duterte’s drug raid is systemic to the misunderstanding of my government’s goal. It’s a tragedy, yes, but nothing in the larger scheme of things.
A missed court date, the death of comedy and a nonsensical sentencing all happened this week in AusPol. Plus Pauline. But we’ve ignored her.
Earlier this week, Rodrigo Duterte called for martial law on the streets of Mindanao in response to the attack by IS-sponsored terrorists – and as someone who calls those streets my own, I desire more of it.
While we can question the acts of Trump and co, I contend that we’ve misread the rise of populism. In fact, I believe we should blame ourselves for confusing politics with entertainment.
We’re taking a week off Trump, but it was still a week to forget. Tony Abbott returned to rock the boat, and a Michelin star was mistakenly awarded. But NASA discovered a system of Earth-like planets, so there’s still hope.
Well, not bad for a Monday. We had Trump inventing a terror attack and the Internet biting back, Darwin celebrated the 75th anniversary of it being bombed and Rodrigo Duterte went off the deep end. Again.
Well, Humpday. What happened while you were asleep? Ben Stiller opened up about his prostate cancer battle, Duterte did Duterte things, and everyone’s favourite lad, Martin Shkreli wants to save the troll-house that is 4chan.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Rodrigo Duterte went the full Eminem, science discovered a sixth sense and Michael Jackson returned from the grave (again).
Happy Father’s Day to all, especially those who have all the responsibilities, but not the label. In the week that was, we saw Climate Change step forward, Roger Rogerson step into prison, and someone who took far too many over the line.
Monday morning. Save me now. What happened while you were asleep? Duterte threatened to leave the UN, the Boomers missed out on a medal, and a movie remake rolled to an empty audience.
Presidential hopeful Rodrigo Duterte has promised to end crime by killing 10,000 criminals. But I am still voting for him!