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Half-american singer has some strong opinions about Duterte

A poignant post chronicling his opinion about the newly elected President of the Philippines has gone viral.An uprising artist, Filipino-American Dave Jonathan Lamar took to Facebook to share his two cents (and more) about the most pressing issues in the country today.
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Photo from Lamar's Facebook page.
Lamar, who calls the Philippines as his home, was born in Lucena City and spent his formative years in Sariaya, Quezon. He appeared on American Idol in 2014 and has since produced digital records and song covers.

Lamar closely followed the political discourse since last year.

Lamar pointed out what seems to be a drastic shift of the people's perception towards the government since Duterte took office. He narrated how he talked to drivers, farmers, fishermen, people who are in the laylayan ng lipunan, and how they see Duterte as someone who is "genuinely passionate for his people."
Ever since I can remember Filipinos have always despised the government, and for good reason. How can you respect a government that's suppose to help and protect its people when they do the complete opposite? How do you respect your leaders when your leaders are the ones taking your hard earned money and just putting it in their pockets?
For the first time in my short existence on this planet I finally see people that respect the leadership that was elected. I talk to taxi drivers, fishermen, farmers, our neighbors in our barangay and just everyday common people and they all share the same sentiments about Duterte. Yes he's a little rough around the edges and he uses language that is unorthodox for a president, but for the first time I see a leader of this country that is genuinely passionate for his people. 
Lamar also cited the reasons why he understands where Duterte is coming from. He said he appreciates that the President doesn't really on prepared speeches and talks to the people directly from his heart.
A president who hurts when his people hurt. Who curses at the injustice that has been going on her for decades. Who doesn't hide behind the security of a TelePrompTer or speech writer. Whose love and sincerity for this country is undeniable!  
For the first time I'm seeing more and more Filipinos having more pride in their country not just because some Filipino singer sang on elen, won a boxing match, was in a Hollywood movie, or was recognized in some international way that has no impact on our personal lives. For the first time we have a president that is fighting for his people and is trying to instill the pride that has long been stolen from us. He is fighting the criminals that have ruled this country for decades. Yes, drug lords and politicians! 
He proceeded by saying that the nation, not only the President, is facing a huge problem.

He then said he's finally seeing a President who is telling his people what real national pride is. The President is telling us that we, as a nation, shouldn't run our country under the influence of other nation's interests.
He's going against the tide, turning tables over left and right and cleaning house. So what if he pissed off Obama? There are millions of AMERICANS that hate Obama because he's the complete opposite of Duterte. He may be clean cut, speak more eloquently and be more "classy" than Duterte but actions speak louder than any flowery or colorful word you can utter.
Duterte is trying to tell us to stop putting America up on a pedestal and to start having pride in our own country, our own lands, our own people! America has its own problems and so do we.  
I love the Philippines and its people! I think it's about time we take a hint from Duterte and we start having more pride in this beautiful country just because we are Filipinos and not for anything else. 
He ended his post by saying...
For the first time there is a leader and president that I finally respect. Mr. President, thank you for everything you do for the Filipino people! I know you're not perfect, but your actions clearly speak louder than any curse word you utter.

Half-american singer has some strong opinions about Duterte Half-american singer has some strong opinions about Duterte Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 2:43:00 PM Rating: 5

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