[OP-ED] Rody Duterte & Hugo Chavez comparisons, will Duterte turn the PHL into VEN?

sargosargo got balls PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
i have been reading a lot of posts in social media on this topic -Rody Duterte and Hugo Chavez comparisons, will Duterte turn the PHL into a Venezuela.

i am learning more about the history behind Chavez and Valenzuela. but i do know the recent history on Chavez and Venezuela.

because of what Chavez has done, Venezuela is on the brink now. Venezuelans are not able to buy anything in their groceries and supermarkets. many of them have even resorted to going to a neighboring country to buy basic goods like food. and they come in the thousands.

thought it would be interesting to have a depository of the comparisons.

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  • pauikryptonpauikrypton Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Pasok mga Dutertards, ipagtanggol nyo ang messiah nyo
  • sargosargo got balls PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    posted in another thread
    Venezuela is a nation rich with natural resources such as oil, gold, diamonds and other minerals. Yet, it is experiencing a crisis in which most people cannot find food or medicine.

    In the past several months, there has been great social unrest in Venezuela. Venezuelans are going out on the streets demanding their basic needs, and storming delivery trucks and stores to get their hands on supplies. Their daily activities are disrupted by water rationing and electricity cuts, which have resulted from long-term neglect of basic infrastructure.

    Most people would take this as a sign that the government has simply failed. Many onlookers may assume Venezuela’s leaders are just incompetent. Why else would they not able to provide the people with the basic necessities like water, electricity, security and opportunity?

    As a Venezuelan expat having served in the Venezuelan foreign service for two decades and directing a program for the Inter-American Development Bank, I know the crisis is the result of an effort to gain and maintain power, just as the Castro brothers have successfully done in Cuba.
    Call for revolution

    Chávez came to power, after unsuccessfully attempting a coup, by winning an election in 1998. He won by selling the idea of giving power to the people, and ending the corruption of the traditional political parties that had governed Venezuela for the last quarter-century.

    He won the election by a convincing margin. He started his presidency with the support of the people and a barrel of oil going for more than US$100. His original popularity and success permitted him to accomplish many of his goals that in other circumstances would have been very difficult.

    In 2012, a member of the former Venezuelan president’s inner circle went public, alleging details of a plan he did not want to be a part of and rejected.

    Guaicaipuro Lameda, a former general under President Hugo Chávez, shared details of how Chávez and his supporters allegedly intended to carry out the Bolivarian Revolution he campaigned on. Chávez’s call for revolution expressed a rejection of imperialism that sought to establish democratic socialism for the 21st century.

    But, Lameda claimed, Chávez’s plan to accomplish this involved taking control of all branches of power – the executive, legislative, judicial and military.
    Consolidating power


    Once in power, Chávez replaced the existing Congress by creating a new National Assembly, which he controlled. He used his new National Assembly to rewrite the constitution to perpetuate himself in power. The presidential periods were originally five-year terms without the possibility of immediate reelection. Former presidents could run again only after two terms had passed. The National Assembly changed it to six-year terms, with unlimited reelections, and extended these new parameters to governors and other elected officials.

    Chavez served as president for 14 years, until his death in 2013.

    The new National Assembly also reshaped the Supreme Court. They alleged the existing justices were corrupt, and inserted Chávez’s followers in their place.

    Chávez created an image of an enlightened world leader, selling oil at a discount to many Latin American nations to buy good will. For example, he struck a deal to provided Cuba with deeply discounted oil in exchange for Cuban doctors.

    He started a war against the private sector. He nationalized thousands of private companies and industries, to the amazement of his followers and to the astonishment of business owners and consumers who did not see it coming.

    Chávez’s style was confrontational, disrespectful and self-centered. He would spend countless hours on national TV offending anyone who would dare to disagree with him, and was known for reprimanding and firing cabinet ministers on live TV. Countless hours of the show Aló Presidente were produced.
    Chávez’s legacy haunts his successor


    Nicolás Maduro, current president of Venezuela, was previously a bus driver, union leader and unconditional follower of Chávez. In return, Chávez appointed him as a member of the National Assembly, the secretary of state, vice president and then his heir.

    Maduro has tried to imitate Chávez’s style, making Chávez an immortal figure, promoting rituals and making his burial place a center of worship and spending lavishly to create a cult centered on the “Eternal Commander.”

    Unfortunately for Maduro, who does not have the charisma or the political instincts of his predecessor, the barrel of oil is now $40 instead of $100. The population is restless with poverty, which did not improve as Chávez promised. Rampant and very public corruption has beleaguered the public sector and armed forces.

    There is no opportunity in the private sector, since it was destroyed by nationalization, using confiscation or expropriation of private companies. The local currency is totally worthless.

    Thanks to Chávez’s legacy, Maduro still holds control over the Supreme Court of Justice and the Armed Forces. His followers have organized civilian groups called “collectivos” to mobilize against opposition.

    He also has the support of the Militia, a large group of paramilitaries, well-trained and uniformed and unconditional followers of the “eternal commander,” Chávez.


    How long will this perpetuation of power last? Only time will tell, but the tides may be turning.

    In December, Venezuelans expressed their discontent and voted a sea change into the National Assembly, which is now controlled by the opposition. The international community is questioning the procedures by which several well-known opposition leaders have been jailed, and decisions of the election commission to delay a referendum.

    Last month, the Organization of American States, an organization with 35 member nations in the region, approved a resolution to review the social, political and economic reality of Venezuela. They may apply their Democratic Charter to force the Venezuelan government to call a referendum that could end Maduro’s term as president.

    Meanwhile, the situation continues to worsen, and pressure from the Venezuelan people who are seeking an end to their hunger is growing by the day.
  • pauikryptonpauikrypton Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Venezuela's economy is heavily dependent on oil and petroleum revenues.

    Coupled with massive dole-outs of their government to its people, eh pag bagsak ang presyo ng krudo sa world market these past couple of years, coupled with mismanagement, malaking problema talaga yan.

    Yun nga, kaya wag magmamalaki si Duterte sa Amerika, Venezuela nga na may langis for export naghirap pa, tayo pa kaya? Ano ba pagmamalaki ng Pinas? Lagay lagay din kasi dapat sa dapat kalagyan Mr. President... Aalign ka sa China eh ano itutulong nyan? Nananakop nga nga isla dahil kinukulang din sila...
  • haha buking. gumawa ng thread tong paui ganitong topic.
    tapos eto naman si sargay gumawa tapos paui naman una sumagot.
    lols daming alternick.

    as i've said dun sa ginawa na thread ni pauikrypton/sargo, duterte never attempted to power grab like hugo chavez did with his failed coup de etat.
    spin pa more
    pwehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
  • badJayebadJaye sitting.. wishing.. waiting PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Yun nga, kaya wag magmamalaki si Duterte sa Amerika, Venezuela nga na may langis for export naghirap pa, tayo pa kaya? Ano ba pagmamalaki ng Pinas? Lagay lagay din kasi dapat sa dapat kalagyan Mr. President... Aalign ka sa China eh ano itutulong nyan? Nananakop nga nga isla dahil kinukulang din sila...
    Venezueal is heavily dependent on OIL, they only have 1 major financial source. They put all their eggs in one basket. Philippines is highly diversified, we are not even dependent on foreign investments. So NO, we will not br doing a Venezuelan.
  • MariaInesMariaInes Gandang Walang Hanggan PExer
    Napapailing na lang ako sa mga pinagsasabi ng ilan. Hindi na ako magtataka kung ihahambing na rin nila ang bansa sa mga mahihirap na bansa sa Aprika sa hinaharap.
  • KAGEMUSHAKAGEMUSHA Nobody! PExer
    haha buking. gumawa ng thread tong paui ganitong topic.
    tapos eto naman si sargay gumawa tapos paui naman una sumagot.
    lols daming alternick.

    as i've said dun sa ginawa na thread ni pauikrypton/sargo, duterte never attempted to power grab like hugo chavez did with his failed coup de etat.
    spin pa more
    pwehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Isang kilometro ang kapal ng mukha ng bayarang yan e.
  • KAGEMUSHAKAGEMUSHA Nobody! PExer
    yan ba yung sub ke DU.WAG?
    :lol:

    keep em imbeciles coming!
  • xpopcornxxpopcornx Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    sargo wrote: »
    i have been reading a lot of posts in social media on this topic -Rody Duterte and Hugo Chavez comparisons, will Duterte turn the PHL into a Venezuela.

    i am learning more about the history behind Chavez and Valenzuela. but i do know the recent history on Chavez and Venezuela.

    because of what Chavez has done, Venezuela is on the brink now. Venezuelans are not able to buy anything in their groceries and supermarkets. many of them have even resorted to going to a neighboring country to buy basic goods like food. and they come in the thousands.

    thought it would be interesting to have a depository of the comparisons.

    Ay ang LAYO naman ng comparison na yan. Irrelevant. :)
  • ralfymanralfyman Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    As the article points out, one of the major issues involves oil prices dropping. Unfortunately, oil production costs have gone up considerably because of peak oil, which means what is affecting Venezuela may also take place in various degrees in other oil-producing countries.

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