"The Punisher" Duterte featured on the cover of Time Magazine
Time Magazine featured Rody Duterte on May 23, 2016.
People throw around the term “strongman” a lot these days, but Duterte lives up to the billing.
Known as “Duterte Harry” and “The Punisher,” Duterte served as mayor of Davao City for more than
22 years. Trained as a lawyer, he vowed to clean up a city so notorious for its crime it was once tagged the “Nicaragua of Asia.” Today, Davao’s per capita crime rate is the lowest in the country. But the methods Duterte allegedly used to pull this off have drawn condemnation from international human rights groups. It’s widely believed that Duterte sanctioned extrajudicial killings by roving packs of vigilantes. These death squads targeted petty criminals, street children and drug dealers, according to Human Rights Watch, claiming the lives of more than 1,000 people, 132 of them children. Duterte appointed himself judge, jury and executioner—and the people of Davao loved him for it. In a March survey conducted in the city by Ateneo de Davao University, 88 percent of people polled said they would vote for Duterte as president. - Time
Time Magazine features Rody Duterte 14 years ago and gave him the nickname “The Punisher” because of blood action against the criminals.
Now Time Magazine features him again. The controversies and black propaganda against Rodrigo Duterte didn’t stop him to win the 2016 Presidential Elections.