I'll start with this: Rodrigo Duterte, widely regarded as the Filipino Trump, has just won the Philippines' presidential election. The focus of his campaign was crime instead of immigration, but his unapologetic style and quasi-fascist tendencies are undoubtedly recognizable from Trump: Duterte has recently promised to feed the fish in Manila bay with the bodies of 100,000 criminals. He's a former mayor of Davao City, once one of the most crime-ridden parts of the Philippines and now one of the safest in the world. How'd he do it? His success owes in no small part to his association with vigilante death squads.
I've got a lot of extended family in the Philippines, and I'm pretty sure at least one of my cousins voted for him. It's not news that fills me with great hope. Duterte has publicly expressed admiration for the authoritarian former leader of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos and has suggested that he might aim to abolish the legislature if elected.