An Open Letter to International MediaTo those of you who are relentlessly attacking, condemning, mocking, and portraying our President Rodrigo Duterte as a heartless mass murderer—
STOP.The war he waged is not against humanity. It is a war against illegal drugs and criminality to consequently protect humanity. Understand the difference.KNOW THE MAN.LISTEN to the millions of Filipinos who have witnessed and have gone tired of all the injustice, incompetence, extreme inequality, and increased crimes due to poverty and narco-politics most prevalent during the previous administration.
FIND OUT why millions of Filipinos worldwide are out to defend this leader which has been the subject of your unjust and ill-informed news and opinions.
SEE the smile on our faces.FEEL the hope in our hearts.That, at last, we’ve found a genuine leader who truly cares for the people—a leader unbound, unafraid, and uncompromised.That, at last, we have a leader who’s truly determined to protect the good and the law abiding citizens—a leader who’s bold enough to fight the organized crime syndicates and crush narcopolitics.
For the first time in the history of our country, we have a true patriot for a President—one who is willing to kill or be killed for the good of our country, for the benefit of our children and our children’s children.DO NOT KILL US WITH YOUR IGNORANCE AND BIASES.DO NOT KILL OUR HOPES. Do not take away this hope. Not this time. Not from the millions of Filipinos who were abused and taken for granted for so long and who have found their voice in this new leader.Do not kill our chance to rebuild our nation and provide a safer and brighter future for the next generation.STOP.”