The New Philippine President's First 30 Days In Office, Explained For Americans
One thing to remember, he hates drugs. A LOT.
So, this is Rodrigo Duterte. He's the 16th president of the Philippines and this week marks his first month in the office.
Let's consider what Duterte's accomplished in his first month as president, shall we?
The first #30DaysOfDu30 were also filled with eclectic choices, certainly.
So the main thing you need to know about Duterte is that he 👏 hates 👏 drugs 👏.
Duterte's just barely warmed up his presidential seat and already he's not holding back: He has already named five generals in the PNP who have "protected drug rings" for years.
Like, Duterte literally called out these dudes! He straight up dragged them openly in a speech at the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force.
“It's going to be a dirty fight, it's going to be a bloody fight. I am not apologizing for it,” said Duterte. He then gave the order for these generals to be relieved of their positions immediately, but all five of them denied these allegations.