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President Duterte was born in 1945. In 1946 the Phillipines became independent, and all US nationals were required to give up their US nationality to obtain Filipino citizenship. For those born between 1935 and 1946 this was automatic. Prior to 1946, Filipinos were US nationals, who do not have the right to stand or vote in any election. Older Filipinos ...


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As indicated by comments, it is very hard to evaluate the effectiveness of the fight against war on drugs. The official data is presented on Wikipedia, but they are challenged by other sources: Illegal drug use and trade: - Proliferation of drugs: 4 million drug addicts, estimated - Illegal Drug Market: ₱120 billion drug industry, estimated War on drugs: - ...


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TL;DR: the "significant political event" was a drastic lowering of reported crime rate since he took office (CNN Philippines): The Philippine National Police (PNP) said the crime rate in the country dipped 31 percent in July, compared to the same period last year. During the second day of the Senate's hearing on alleged extrajudicial killings ...


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I'm not sure that all of your premises holds up. While the view on the American people is positive, the view on American leadership is less so. 94% had confidence in Obama regarding world affairs, but that percentage is reduced to 69% under Trump. It still is - and was - a positive view though, so I agree that this is likely not for the benefit of the ...


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One issue is how you would sell the cars and at what price. The usual way to sell seized items is an auction where they would be expected to fetch a low price. This would further undermine the legal market and could even allow the smugglers to recover the cars and still turn a profit. The latter has been cited as the reason behind the decision to destroy ...


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In theory (according to the Philippine constitution), the Legislative branch should provide a check on the President's spending and the Judicial provides a check on Presidential appointments (having to refer people to the President). Likewise, the Legislative makes the laws, the Executive faithfully executes the laws, and the Judiciary compares the laws to ...


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Why Did the US Have Bases in the Philippines? First of all, why did the US have military bases in the Philippines to begin with? After World War II, the United States and the Philippines jointly signed the Military Bases Agreement, which allowed the US to use some military facilities in the Philippines. The Agreement cites the following reasons for this ...


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I can find no specific information on an error in the 2010 Philippines election relating to Dominion voting systems (there's lots of comments about Smartmatic machines having problems, but without knowledge of which ones contained Dominion software it's pretty impossible to puzzle out). However, I would suggest that whatever that error was (assuming it ...


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The use of the term 'substitute' is referring to the fact that although the initial candidacy filing period of October 1st to October 8th has expired, Sara Duterte-Carpio (or another candidate) could still run for president by entering the race as a substitute candidate pursuant to section 77 of the Omnibus Election Code. Sec. 77. Candidates in case of ...


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In my opinion, no they won't be punished and to some extent, they CANNOT be punished at this point. They started out with small violations that went unnoticed and have now made it to this but the thing to be noted here is that they now have more influence over the world and punishing them isn't as easy as it would've been years ago. Indeed the tribunal ruled ...


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Voting in elections Can US-Philippine dual citizens vote in both countries? Most likely, yes. Both countries have universal suffrage meaning that there is (from Wikipedia) the right to vote of all adult citizens, regardless of wealth, income, gender, social status, race, or ethnicity, subject only to minor exceptions. I have not found any such exceptions ...


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Yes. According to the congress' Wikipedia page the congress has the following powers (I only quote the ones that seem like checks on the president): Confirming presidential appointees through the Commission on Appointments; To concur and approve amnesty declared by the President of the Philippines; To authorize the President of the Philippines to fix tariff ...


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