I’m an American, and Here is Why Duterte is My President

Truth Matters

But it’s probably not for the reason you think it is.


Let me first give some background. I’m 25. My wife is Filipino. I live in the Philippines. And that basically makes me half Filipino (right??). Here’s us:

jess me

I have been living in the Philippines on and off for the past two years. Shortly after Typhoon Yolanda, a team from my hometown came over to aid in reconstruction, rehabilitation, and redevelopment. I was part of that team.

That’s where this all begins.

One of my goals when I travel is to try my best to get to know the people and the culture of the place that I am (and I have worked in over 10 countries). When I arrived in Tacloban, one of the first things I heard, upon asking about the Philippines, culture, etc., was this:

we are so thankful you are here… look around at all of…

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