By Alon Calinao Dy: Despite many positive outcomes in the Philippines, CBCP Archbishops Villegas and Cruz called Filipinos to stop idolizing President Rodrigo Duterte as he was linked to extrajudicial killings and summary executions according to Matobato's testimony at the Senate hearing that resulted a lot of controversies because of inconsistencies in his stories.
Matobato also confessed that he went to a bishop in Pangasinan to hide and ensure his safety from death threats. However, he did not reveal the names of those politicians who helped him during his hideout.
Many Filipino believers said that this is one of the plans of the opposition to throw President Rodrigo Roa Duterte out of the office as they could not file a case against because of an immunity, and what they tried to do was to impeach him.
However, Filipinos now are smart people not because they idolized a thinking president like Duterte, but because they believed that he is a sincere, honest and true leader who has genuine concerns for others. In short, Duterte is not one of the political leaders who are labeled as hypocrites.