Crime-fighting Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte A Myth?

imageDAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte  is running on a campaign platform of peace and order, projecting himself as the crime-fighting mayor of Davao City. His supporters often highlight the low crime rate in Davao as proof of his abilities to tackle crime.

But a recent report released by the Philippine National Police shows Davao as the fourth among chartered cities with the highest crime rate from 2010 to 2015. Worse, Davao had the highest number of murders.

So now begs the question: Are the mayor’s supporters supporting a myth?

The other question in people’s minds: Did the Aquino administration have anything to do with the release of this report — just a little over a month before the May 9 elections — in order to boost the low ratings of its anointed candidate Mar Roxas? Just asking.

One thought on “Crime-fighting Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte A Myth?”

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.