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

Kyle A. Barrington

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

Duterte-portrait-by-Japanese-artist

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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