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Calls for Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to resign intensify, Change.org backs the petition

These calls intensified after Duterte claimed that his government did everything right–referring to how they handled and conducted themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call for President Rodrigo Duterte to step down as the Commander-in-Chief of the Philippines has increased after several issues have tipped the scales into favoring those who are not willing to wait for 2022.

These calls intensified after Duterte claimed that his government did everything right–referring to how they handled and conducted themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dissatisfaction in the Government’s pandemic response has gone to such high levels that Netizens have now resorted to a petition on Change.org to force Duterte to step down.

Even long-time journalist JP Lustre has commented on the petition, saying thousands have already signed.

He also implored other Filipinos to sign the petition.

Award-winning writer Jerry Gracio has also joined those who have signed the petition.

Another personality who signed the petition and announced it on social media accounts is Saab Magalona.

Aside from Netizens who signed the petition, they shared not just Duterte’s failures, like him being fit enough to jog but not fit enough to appear on TV for his weekly Talk to the Nation address.

The Filipino people are now filling in gaps for the Administration’s lack of pandemic response.

@TristanBuenaflor wrote that the people are the ones doing the supposed work of the President.

Renato Reyes, Jr. has been giving a running count of the signatures, announced on Friday that the petition has now reached 35,000 of the required 50,000.

As of writing (April 18, 2021), the petition now has 48,960 supporters on Change.org.

However, it does not include the 500 Filipinos who initiated the petition before it reached Change.org. The petition list includes student leaders, medical frontliners, civic leaders, and concerned citizens.

Duterte’s administration has been teetering on the brink of collapse since the pandemic began.

From misplaced priorities–like the Manila Bay beautification project and an intensified response to the communist rebellion; putting money on large-scale infrastructure projects like roads and bridges during the pandemic–Netizens are enraged.

They have continued on the Government’s neck, begging them to have a concrete plan to deal with the pandemic.


Duterte previously said he was only relying on the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the pandemic–even that it failed. The Government officials, also unable to procure them in time.

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