Haha yeah I've heard you enjoy the BBC! I could write a big essay but don't really have the time. Nor do I really wish to get into an argument about it. Your opinion is valid and I'll read all the links you posted. It's good to keep an open mind and realise that there's propaganda and mis-info everywhere these days, especially from Universities or mainstream media. People need to be careful about who's actually forming their opinions... because if it's CNN then there's serious problems. I'll admit I'm no expert on the subject. The opinion I have comes from asking friends and relatives of my GF (both Duterte supporters and haters) who live in CDO and Ozamiz what's happening, then reading a whole heap of shit on the net. And so far that's about the most likely explanation of the current situation I can find... basically ISIS funded by western interests and Abu Sayyaf and Maute who were once just kidnap for ransom bandits, thrown a few bones to be their shit-kickers. I'm definitely no Duterte apologist but will say I was there just before the election and the guy has a massive following. Even the Filipino community here in Australia seem to enjoy him. So he must be doing something right? You can't dismiss that many people as brainwashed uniformed retards.