'We're living in dangerous times because Duterte is leading the country' says CHR Head Chito Gascon
CHR Head Chito Gascon statements about how Duterte is leading the country has been running rounds online. In an article posted at foregnpolicy.com he expressed on how he was so disappointed with the PH leader saying that the country is living in a dangerous times.
“This is probably the biggest challenge to democracy since the dictatorship. With the election of Mr. Duterte we’re moving away from the post-authoritarian democratic consensus to a period of illiberal democracy.”
“We’re living in dangerous times,” he says.
He is also openly supporting De Lima against allegations linking her to illegal drugs and hopes that she will survive this fight.
“I don’t know if [De Lima] will survive this. I don’t know if I will survive this. The president said in his campaign that ‘change is coming,’ and probably change is here. But to us it actually feels more like winter is coming.” [source]