Dirty Harry, Davao City

Australia
May 25, 2010 6:57pm CST
If you Google 'Dirty Harry, Davao City' you get stories about Duterte, the popular mayor of Davao city. Although he has just stood aside as deputy mayor to allow his daughter Sara, to become mayor. The human rights people are trying to prove he is responsible for hundreds of executions in Davao over the last few years. Since he has been mayor and criminals have been getting executed the crime rate in Davao has dropped and it is now a very safe city. Do you think Duterte's style of leadership is good or bad.
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@kenites (337)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I'm not from Davao but his name rang all over the Phiippines. I have friends from Davao and they told stories of how they admired him. He really lowers the crime rate of Davao. Though it wasn't proven that he was behind the vigilante killings but mostly said that he is behind all these. In my opinion is if this kind of leadership is for the common good and benefits the majority in the community then I am for it though it violates the rights of the few who are criminals.
• Australia
26 May 10
Davao is getting included in Asians top ten most livable cities now so that must say something. Hopefully his daughter can carry on the good work.
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
26 May 10
Yap, but it's obvious that his daughter is just his puppet, in reality he is still the one running the show :)
@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
26 May 10
isnt this that he is being using his powers to make his daughter get the seat .. isnt this thing of corruption
• Philippines
26 May 10
I am familiar with this name but haven't met him in person yet. I know how he made Davao as it is now and he did good while he was still the Mayor of Davao. I hope that it is not true that he is responsible for the killings in davao.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I know his style of leadership in Davao as being an ironfist leadership has worked well with the city. Having a very large city to manage it is rather hard for any mayor to keep the city intact and orderly. I guess his style of leadership has worked especially when dealing with the criminals that abound the city long time ago. But I think, doing the execution style of dealing with criminals is wrong for me. I think that is just not justifiable to frigthen the criminals from operating in your city. Doing that kind of style might just prompt him to control the city with fear. But in fairness, Davao did develop under his rule. I just hope he is not behind the killings that happened a long time ago.