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  • Duterte says President Marcos showing dictatorial tendencies


IN A SHOW of support for suspended Governor Edwin Jubahib, former President Rodrigo Duterte, visited the Davao del Norte capitol on Sunday night, April 14.

However, during a separate Maisug candlelight prayer rally earlier that day, Duterte delivered a fiery speech as he continued his tirade against President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 

He accused the former strongman’s son of dictatorial tendencies and warned against a return to authoritarian rule after his father and namesake, President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., who ruled the country for 20 years.

Duterte directly criticized Marcos, claiming he was not following democratic principles by suspending an elected official without proper procedures.

He stressed the people duly elected Jubahib, so he should not be removed from office without due process. Duterte cautioned Marcos against straying from democratic norms and adopting authoritarian tactics.

The OP, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, issued the suspension order on April 8th, citing “strong evidence” against Jubahib and potential witness tampering.

Duterte reiterated his position that Jubahib’s two-month suspension, ordered by the Office of the President (OP), lacked due process

Police Regional Office XI director, Brig. Gen. Alden Delvo, said they deployed personnel and assets to secure the prayer rally at the sports complex in Tagum City, which ended without any untoward incident.



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