Thefirst year of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was full of violence, controversies,and progress. Before he was elected the media was already full of news aboutdeaths in crime.
And after he was elected the death rate of drug related incidentsand extra judicial killings have greatly increased in his first year. In whichhe strongly support to kill all drug pushers and drug lords because he believesthat this people and drugs are the one’s destroying our country. What’s more his first year isn’t just aboutdrugs, extra judicial killings or deaths.
It also has controversies, first isthe issue about Senator De Lima’s connection to different drug personnel’s andthe drugs in the Bilibid. Second, the issue about the extra judicial killings manyhuman rights groups are blaming the President about the alarming numbers ofdeaths that believe to be part of EJK. Though this allegations are dreading itis still not yet confirmed if it’s true. Last, the declaration of Martial Lawin Mindanao many people were triggered about his declaration for this reasons;fear, self-interest, freedom, anger, and pressured. Likewisehis first year isn’t all just about those above, there was also a progress indifferent sectors in the government and in the country. First is the cleansingin the sectors of the government like, BOC, DOTC, LTO, and PNP. In fact manypeople were relieved from their duties because they are believe corrupt.
Secondthe small progress in the problem to the traffic in manila. In which we can seea hope to solve this problem in the coming years. Last is the decrease of drugrelated crimes and users. Even though many died just to achieve this decreaseit is still one of the significant things that happen in first year of thepresident.To sumit all up, the first year of the President is not peaceful or promising as hesaid before he was elected, I still believe that this is only the beginning tothe change he said, and even many people are questioning his erratic decisions.
I still trust his decision because I believe that he knows what his doing.Furthermore even if the first year is a bit unsatisfactory, I can still see aprogress in his first year. In spite of the, things that happen in his firstyear if I can scale him to 1-5 I will give the grade of 3 because his in themiddle.