By Cha Monforte
Dissecting the real Duterte is best these days as he opened his mind on:
* the history of Moro people particularly starting on the Bud Dajo massacre,
*on the wrong ways of United States in oppressing Muslim countries like how the US toppled President Saddam Hussein and left Iraq destroyed, in shambles until now,
*on the continuing armed resistance of Moro people to US forces since the mass slaughter of his Moro ancestors by the US imperialist forces as vividly portrayed in the photo he is waiving during his speaking engagement these days, and the need of US special forces now to move out from Mindanao,
*on understanding MNLF and Misuari and the MILF and the BBL while ISIS is trying to start influencing younger Muslim generation now in Mindanao,
*on his critique to intelligent anchors of ANC and how they can’t rightly seize his media statements on right context, on questioning the media in Imperial Manila and even the domination of Manila to the nation on the context of his quote of not easily believing on “taga Manila” as he spoke in Davao City.
From these, President Duterte doesn’t fit in the mold of our past 13 Presidents- Aguinaldo (1899), Quezon, Osmeña. Roxas, Quirino, Magsaysay, Garcia, Macapagal, Marcos, Ramos, Estrada, GMA and PNoy, and vis-a-vis them, it’s only PDuterte who belabored about Bud Dajo treating it as not a long-lost subject of yesteryears but a current one.
Among our presidents, it’s only him who talks about the country from the vantage point of being Mindanaon.
When Pres. Duterte speaks of these, he is actually engaged in de-colonizing Filipinos from the usual nationhood concept romancing on the primacy of Manila that our past presidents paid obeisance to.
Pres. Duterte is finally de-Manilanizing the Philippines by just being assertive and true Mindanaon President.
A Mindanaon President is finally here and he towers to be such all over the nation from his actual base, Mindanao, and sorry Imperial Manila he is here to stay as a reality for a change.