|Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte by Keith Bacongco via Flickr.|
But Duterte is also associated with humans rights abuses including extra-judiciary killings of criminals in Davao City. There's a reason that it remains to be one of the safest cities in the country - which I admit, may not a bad thing in terms of end result. Still, we've always taught the ends do not justify the means - if anyone can prove his direct involvement of course. Very tricky either way.
So should we just eagerly embrace any candidate who says they're open to supporting LGBT rights? Or should cases like Duterte make us consider his entire history before making a decision.