The international audience may find Rodrigo Duterte shocking, but how do Filipinos feel he has performed as president of the Philippines?
Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days in office as president of the Philippines have been a busy time. With more than 16m votes in May’s election, nearly 39% of the total vote and 6.6m more than his rival Mar Roxas, Duterte secured a landslide victory that saw him sworn into office a month later at the presidential residence, Malacañang Palace.
Over the past three months he has followed through his election promise to tackle the drug trade in the country; a campaign that has seen more than 2,400 people killed and thousands more turn themselves in to the authorities. Duterte’s public encouragement for civilians to take matters into their own hands and alleged use of secret death squads have outraged human rights groups and foreign governments.