Elections In The Philippines | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

Elections In The Philippines | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix


Autocrats are like romaine lettuce. They’re everywhere and every so often, 
they go on a killing spree, which is why I want to spend a little time
focusing on the Philippines, because Indians and Filipinos,
we’re pretty much the same. I’m serious, we’re like this. We love family, religion, 
transition lenses, giving our kids bowl cuts, and we are both
brought to you by Kaiser Permanente. Tomorrow, the Philippines are holding
their midterm elections, and you know how in America, 
politics is like sports? It’s all about match ups.
Trump versus Hillary, Pete versus Beto, Biden versus woman’s shoulders. In the Philippines, it’s the same thing,
except their politicians literally play basketball 
against each other. Number 21, Director Bonny Bangladdie. Number 17, City Prosecutor
Romulon Tagaligud. Number 19, Director Homer Arenzo. Whoa wait, is this the Philippines or the 24 Hour Fitness in San Jose? Because I have definitely played 
with goggles guy. His name is Alfonso. He never passes the ball,
and he can’t go left. Now, normally, midterms act as a check 
on the president’s power. But there is nothing normal 
about President Rodrigo Duterte. Fuck you. Okay, that doesn’t sound like a president. That sounds like someone who stole 
your parking spot at Costco. You’d be like, 
“Hey, man, you’re in my spot.” He’s like, “Fuck you.” In the last three years, Duterte has presided over 
a brutal drug war, cracking down on shabu
or crystal meth, and let’s just say,
his tactics are pretty extreme. My campaign against drugs will not stop until the last pusher and the last drug lord are… Oh, my God. He beheads drug dealers
like a Looney Tunes ISIS video? Why does it sound like Donald Duck 
joined the Islamic State? Just… Now estimates vary, but according to the Philippine Commission
on Human Rights, since Duterte took office in 2016, the death toll from extrajudicial killing
could be as high… as 27,000. That is horrific. Here in America, 
we don’t kill our drug dealers, okay? We have the decency 
to name museums after them. The human cost 
of Duterte’s war is appalling, and suspected drug dealers 
aren’t the only victims. Other Filipinos are getting caught 
in the crossfire. Over a thousand civilians were killed in the Philippines in 2018,
more than Iraq, Somalia
or the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s been called 
the worst human rights crisis in the Philippines in almost 50 years. Here’s what’s even more shocking. As the body count rises,
so does Duterte’s popularity. According to a recent poll,
Duterte’s approval rating is as high as 81%. Probably because he killed the other 19%. But a lot of Filipinos support Duterte because he cuts taxes,
provides free college tuition and invests in infrastructure. Even if people are being rounded up 
and killed without trial, they’ll be like, 
“Hey, at least he’s tough on crime.” And tomorrow, more candidates 
like Duterte are poised to win. Twelve senate seats are up for grabs, and seven of the most popular candidates
are backed by Duterte. So, let’s look at his starting lineup.
First off, we have Imee Marcos, the daughter of Ferdinand Marcos, 
who ruled the Philippines as a brutal dictator for two decades. During that time, 
her dad allegedly embezzled $5 to $10 billion. And her mom used some of that money
to buy 3,000 pairs of shoes. Now, I don’t know why the people think
that’s such a big deal. That’s a healthy collection. You have the Jordan 11s, but not the 12s?
You gotta have the whole collection. But Imee Marcos has “dad’s dictator DNA.” In a default judgment, 
a US court said that in 1977, Imee Marcos had a college student tortured
and killed for asking her a question 
at a public forum, you know, just a politician 
with literal skeletons in her closet. Also running for senate is Bong Go,
who’s Duterte’s special assistant. Bong Go is known for one thing. Bong Go, quit being that thirsty friend! Ask people if they want 
to be in the picture. You’re like Filipino Cory Booker. Look at all the selfies. Trudeau, Obama, Trump, and a mannequin at H&M. Bong Go was like,
“Come on, let’s take a picture.” And then Duterte put his arm 
around the mannequin. He just naturally gravitates towards 
the nearest dead body. Now, Bong Go also has his own 
line of sneakers called “Bong Go 3-Point King.” It’s straight up big baller Bong Go brand,
cuatro Bs. Can you imagine if our presidential 
sidekicks had signature shoes? No one is rocking Air Kushner’s
except for Netanyahu. Now, another favorite for senate 
is Bato dela Rosa, the former head 
of Duterte’s Philippine National Police. Another night and another killing in the Philippine government’s 
war on drugs. Ronald Bato dela Rosa, 
nicknamed “The Rock,” was chief of police during the killings. He’s widely regarded as the architect
of the controversial drug war operations. Yeah, he’s the brilliant architect
behind the drug war so he’s basically the Frank Lloyd Wright 
of killing everyone, everywhere, all the time. These are the candidates expected to gain power tomorrow, 
which would mean voters are co-signing 
Duterte’s bloody drug war through 2022, and this deadly crackdown
isn’t just brutal, it’s ineffective. It hasn’t stopped the flow of drugs. In many neighborhoods, crystal meth is actually getting cheaper 
and more accessible. Duterte’s war 
hasn’t addressed the root of the problem. Duterte has exaggerated the drug problem 
in the Philippines to justify an inhumane war,
one that doesn’t even address what experts say 
is the main cause of drug use: Poverty, which afflicts 
more than 20% of the population. Instead, his aggressive drug war
has mainly targeted the urban poor. Critics say
the war on drugs has mostly hit small-time users and dealers,
while the kingpins are still at large. But Duterte’s administration doesn’t seem
to care about the human cost. You don’t sound terribly compassionate 
to people who might be poor and innocent. I mean, why is a victim less credible
than a police officer? He’s like, 
“Hey, you can’t make an omelette without shooting a few eggs 
execution style. Comes with the territory.”
Now, some Filipinos are standing up to Duterte,
people like journalist Maria Ressa. I’ve been arrested twice in five weeks,
detained once. And the only thing I’ve done,
my only crime is to be a journalist, to speak truth to power. But it can’t just be journalists. The Philippines need politicians
courageous enough to stand up to Duterte,
like Senator Leila de Lima. She has spoken out 
against Duterte’s drug war. So, Duterte threw her in jail. They think they can silence me. They think I will stop fighting 
what I believe in, for truth and justice,
for the daily killings. It is an honor for me to go to prison 
for what I believe in. Senator de Lima was locked up 
for two years before she got a trial. Tomorrow’s midterm election 
isn’t likely to change much, which is upsetting. I told you,
I feel a deep connection to Filipinos. I love transition lenses, bowl cuts
and Jollibee, but this… That’s not the answer.

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “Elections In The Philippines | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

  1. That’s why i hate my country “Philippines” itself for being like this. And those people who have voted for him are just those people who like how he curse words at people.

  2. I am not from PH, but looking at this guy talking against other countries and painting them bad I am sure about one thing he runs his agenda behind comedy. In that way he can easily say it was a joke yet he can brainwash people.

  3. Wow. You have to look up facts. Also, you back up Ressa and de Lima??? These are dogs of drug lords and oligarchs. You don’t know the real story because you only get news from foreign media funded by oligarchs who are affiliated with the oligarchs in the Philippines. You should be deemed persona non grata in the Philippines and be banned from ever entering our country. Shame on you for using other countries and making up stories about them to earn money. God will give you what you deserve, mark my words.

    Why don't you talk about the daily mass shootings, police brutality against black people, and racism against immigrants like you in America? Why about the rape and oppression of women, acid-throwing on women rejecting men, forced marriages, and child marriages in India? Tss.

    Matthew 7:5 King James Version (KJV)

    5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

  4. Filipino here– uhhh.. the problem's he mentioned are overly dramatized and too one sided. Just to give more light to it

    1. Yeah the senatorial candidates are weak choices. Yes they are backed by the president. But they're placed for cohesive purposes– they'll serve as greasers to get our federalization plans going. As of today the administration has officially full control over the house of representatives (congress) and the Senate.

    2. The last girl mentioned "De Lima" was a corrupt senator and a very poor example. In fact she was well into scandals serving as our secretary of justice way before Duterte got into power. You dont have to go far. She was infamous to us way before this administration. Go google yo.

  5. western globalists: this doarte fellow is ruining the philippines,that country is our springboard to conquer asia,we can lose HK to china but we cant lose the Ph to this nationalistic,people oriented brown brother,we gotta do something

    soros: dont worry, we got another philippine spring aka EDSA ready to happen,all i gotta do is contact leni and—-

    duterte: (saitama monotone voice) FOUND YOU

    globalists: WE'RE FUCKED

  6. It's a shame that you're an influencer but spreading fake news…it's obvious that youre anti- Duterte and painting the Philippines situation that bad. Shame, shame, shame!!!

  7. As a Filipino, I like how Duterte does the good things (free college, infrastructures, etc..). But some of the things he does like being Trump-like during speeches (except for the cussing), I kinda wish he would act more presidential.

    Hasan keep doing what you're doing. Educated people the way only you can!

  8. since you are too lazy to do your research….
    first
    maria rezza… being harrassed because of being critical to duterte? WRONG the government filed a lawsuit againt her because of TAX EVATION and she is not a FILIPINO and yet she owns a company in the philippines WHICH IS PROHIBITED

    second
    leila de lima…. being harrased because of being againts the president? WRONG leila de lima is a PROTECTOR OF DRUG SYNDICATE she allowed crystal meth to be produced inside the national penitentiary with the inmates acting as the labor

    so better do your research first before crying out loud with your rubbish

  9. On some issues I think Hasan is spot on. But on this one, choosing Ressa and De Lima as his source, I now think Hasan could be gullible. 🙂 But at least this act is still funny and fictional, like other standup routines.

  10. The amount of ignorance in this video is staggering. Media really is a powerful thing. Turns smart people into idiots.

  11. I'm not even a Filipino, but I have no problem when the criminals gets killed despite not surrendering when given chance. Drugs kill and wound generation. IN this matter Hasan is just plain stupid.

  12. There’s wayyyy too many holes in your information. I mean, yes it’s bias against Duterte, but you’re not showing the bigger picture.

  13. I heard Markos and I was like, hey that sounds familiar, and then I heard the shoe thing and I’m like, oh… American Crime Story, of course!
    (ACS: Versace- Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss) is half Filipino and tells a story about his dad flying the plane for that girl’s mom and how she was into shoes to Gianni Versace in their date on an opera stage)
    Who knew American shows could teach you useful facts about other countries…?

  14. oh hell no that maria lady that runs rappler is a joke, rappler the news organization has a history of throwing in some fake articles they dont have definite sources for their news article and if you call them for a comment about the shady articles they dont answer.

  15. oh hell no that maria lady that runs rappler is a joke, rappler the news organization has a history of throwing in some fake articles they dont have definite sources for their news article and if you call them for a comment about the shady articles they dont answer.

  16. de lima is also a joke most politicians here are. this is something you wont understand unless you live here. and see how things operate here.

  17. Man, China is like good, good and when they are finished killing themselves it will be so much easier to not only fully take the Spratly Islands but the whole depopulated country.

  18. Everyone who supports Duterte is a misogynist and a classist, in support of rape and of a war against the poor, and perpetuate this class divide that has existed since the colonial period.

  19. Why dont invest in good jobs, health, education? No, they prefer to only fuel the cicle of violence by creating more criminals and kids without parents who will hate the police forever. I hope that all of his supporters get caught in a crossfire between a cop who implanted drugs on someone he didnt like just to kill him.

  20. How tf is poverty the main cause of drug use though???? If I were broke I will spend the only money I have on buying food to stay alive not some fking drugs. It makes way more sense saying drug use is the main cause of poverty lol

  21. Kudos for pointing out that many innocent lives were lost because of this drug war and thats not a good thing. But i think they missed of a lot of topics on why PRD became popular. That fact that many people surrendered and stoped using drugs is one of them.

  22. Hi hasan. May i refer you to De Lima's case. Its been rumor since 2014 that she headed the drug trade inside the my countrys largest prison while she work as justice secretary . 2 years prior dutertes precidency. Their are witnesses evidence and videos presented both in congress and court. She also have 3 sex tape. She also bring a fake witnesses to congress where she was hitted badly because the people saw what shes trying to do. Trying to divert the attention to Duterte than to follow the path of who work with the druglords.

  23. Some additional info. During duterte s speech rhetoric to the women with guns. His pertaining to the girl rebels who happens to kill innocent people both in city and in fields. There are also rebels impeltrated the congress as legal fronts of the rebels. Which raise funds for the rebels in the mountains they were so called Opposition. And this is not a joke. They been caugth several times in the past but not persucuted because they can kill anyone. But not this admin.

  24. In maria ressa s case. Are you aware that they were caugth lying on their reports. They been dubbed as fake news network. Maria ressa has also a case back in 2014 that they call a businessman a druglord just because the man support the supreme court chief who is critical to their allied Liberal Party. And the case os now moving. She is also under fire with a 70M Tax evasion case from 2013 then suddenly gone because during that time the govt in on their side. That tax case is now back on track. And all tax cases that supiciously cleared during the last administration. Like 1B tax case from a tabbaco company. 500m tax case from airline 700m tax case from a casino company. As well as running after a 3B debt by a Tv Network since 1990s from a govt runned bank. Rappler Ph also recieved 1M dollars investment from a us network w/c they declared and given a foreign com to have controll with the news agency. Unfortunately according to ph constitution. All news and tv network should be a 100% Pilipino owned and should not be controlled by any foreign company. Their license were revoked by the security and exchange commission. They currently operate as foreign media outlet. They d been invited several times in congress to discuss fake news. But refuse to appear under oath and their only defense is it was their rigth to say and write anything as part of the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. When ironically their job is only to tell and report the real happenings. Theyd been thrown out of the palace vicinity since they were caugth editorializing their report to make it look bad. This has been alot of this info over the net. Where did you and your team get your info. Or were you only feeded with this info.

  25. Making Leila De Lima and Maria Ressa a Hero is like making Hitler a Pope. We are disgusted by this. May please atleast tried to do some research on what they d done. Even before 2014. Duterte come to office on july 1 2016. Their cases is during the administration of their allied party. This is the most unacceptable. Very despicable.
    Can you make an episode about this two despicable woman. For sure you will be disgusted with the truth.

  26. Very nice view! Me myself, I hate that lunatic living in the palace. So I made self a promise to not vote "ANYONE" from that fucking southern part of the Phil. Most of these mindanaoans are just ruthless and I hate all of these people now.

  27. actually Filipinos and Indians are not the same at all.. Filipinos are smells good and Indians too bad to smell… OMG.. F*ck you #hasanMinhaj uou deserve to be persona non grata in the philippines..

  28. and 1 more thing.. stop criticising the President if your not in The Philippines and most if your not a Filipino… .. by tge way 81% loves Duterte..now. we dont like Indians … because of this #Hasanminhaj go to hell man

  29. Hasan… A lot of filipinos don't mind Dutertes language… Who do you prefer? An eloquent person that steals public funds and protects drug syndicates? Or a foul mouthed person who is decisive and promotes the welfare of law abiding citizens? We had a stream of the former as leaders before. Duterte enjoys an 80% approval rate and a 3% disapproval rate amongst filipinos. there is a lot of other things that Duterte has done that the Big Media doesn't cover.

  30. Probably this Hasan got his info from Crappler Fake News & Lies Inc. 😂

    Another desperate effort from anti-administration. Lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  31. Hasan Minhaj i am a fan of yours from the Philippines, but i think whoever did the research for you did not dig deep.
    Our president is a lawyer and had the best performance as a Mayor in the most peaceful city in the PH, Davao City.
    There are a lot of raped kids in the PH because of those addicts. So as a mom, i would love them killed than those innocent people.
    Senator Delima (based on the investigations) is one of the biggest drug lords supporter.
    6M Filipinos voted for him because of his RESULTS.

    i did not vote for him because i am a MDS loyalist (Miriam D-Santiago)

  32. Maybe Hassan's point on ressa and De Lima were wrong also the numbers in the drug war was also not accurate but that doesn't negate the fact that the drug war is inhumane and innocent people were involved and President Duterte is a horrible president.

  33. Peenoise here are all saying to criticize Hassan's own country and the problems of India like he hasn't done that for the last 2 volumes of Patriot Act LOL keep crying pignoys.

  34. Seriously, many Filipinos here are not in touch with reality. Thats the reason they cant take a joke from an intelligent person such as Hassan. The Philippines is still a poor country where most of the population live below the poverty level. Drug addiction and dealership is higher than the Asian average. The country, despite growing at a healthy range is still mired in a transportation crisis, political crisis and lack of conviction in getting things done. For instance all the airport projects supposedly built 10 years ago, have yet to be completed near Manila. The highways and expressways take 5 to 6 years to build. Why? Why does it take so long to build roads. Neighboring Singapore and Malaysia takes just one year? Can a Filipino explain this to as my EU centric Portuguese brain cant comprehend this pace.

  35. i'm a filipino and i don't mind almost everything that was said but come on if you use people as an example i hope you can also do some digging before actually using them. from a journalist who almost reports everything before checking facts to a corrupt senator even before she became a senator.

  36. The 81% is merely because there was no better choice. The last best hope for the country (Miriam Defensor Santiago) already had health problems during the campaign and wouldn’t live long enough to complete her term. So people casted their vote to the next “best”.

  37. "If you don't live/haven't lived in the Philippines the you can't speak out."

    If fucking Iranian and Sudanese people can lecture the American Government on its human rights violations in Guantanamo (and be right about it, mind you), then I don't see a problem with Americans doing the same for the Filipino Government's human rights violations.

  38. DE LIMA is a DRUGQUEEN cuddler of drugLORDS in prison dumbshit get your facts clear! and That Journalist scrotum face like called here in PH is the FAKENEWS Queen also a TAX Evader! A FOREIGN FUNDED MEDIA TO DISTABILIZED PHILIPPINES!

  39. There’s a reason I know a good amount of people who left the Philippines for the United States. Why are people leaving if this guy is actually doing good?

  40. Watching this makes me realize how literally every country has this problem where they have to elect the better cause you don't have a best option sadly many people living in underdeveloped countries know this for a fact that a vast majority of their people elect a shitty person just so they'll survive just a bit more we need to stop doing that but I don't know how

  41. Just some little facts
    =Maria Ressa is being incriminated because her News site Rappler is violated Philippine law that the Philippines news bussiness must be 100% filipino owned
    =Senator Laila De Lima is convicted because of her involdment on illigal drugs

  42. Yeah no, you totally screwed up your CREDIBILITY with this show Hassan, getting your news from CRappler, the number one FAKE NEWS OUTLET IN THE PHILIPPINES LMAO! Also that story about Imee Marcos is a complete LIE! already debunked to be false. . . ALSO stop taking Duterte's speeches OUT OF CONTEXT.

    Last but not the least, The PHILIPPINE DRUG WAR is a COMPLETE SUCCESS! Most of the casualties are from drug syndicates that tried to turn the country into a Narco State, you think 3000+ deaths are too many, tell that to the US who has killed millions of people in the past decade alone. Thank God for Duterte the Philippines was not transformed into a Narco State like Mexico. . . btw how are those southern American countries doing with their drug problem? Cuz the Philippines has completely turned it around.

    P.S.
    You saying DELIMA as a political prisoner? BWAHAHAHAHA! WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS! At least do some fucking research before doing your show GEEZUS! Now I know not to believe everything you spout out in your show! First of all, nobody can thrown anyone in JAIL, not even the President himself without a valid cause or reason. DELIMA has been arrested for charges of DRUG TRAFFICKING, PROTECTING DRUG LORDS and a lot more crimes, and the president has nothing to do with that. I guess your researchers forgot to mention that? Or maybe they're deliberately misleading people through your stupid show? LOLZ!

    TOTAL LIES, DISAPPOINTING SHOW, DO SOME RESEARCH FFS, SMH, PATHETIC.

  43. Are really out of you mind Hassan? Delima went to jail as she was connected in Drug pushers. Please try to validate further.

  44. This is another Hollywood propaganda. Netflix is now run by Leftist radical activists. Fake journalism and using comedy to spread their lies just like here in America with jimmy Kimmel and late night host shows. Warming to all Filipinos. Do not believe any of these Hollywood and American Propoganda trying to Influence our democratic system.

  45. I laugh with the jokes till this guy started talking good about De Lima. Makes me think he's well payed, he doesn't know who De Lima is 😂

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