Comparing verb phrases — “Shoot to kill” and “Negotiate with” — used by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to address two different variety of criminals — drug-lords and terrorists —- correspondingly, I infer that the president plays favorites on criminality: war on drugs but peace on terror.

Comparing television images — “Duterte comforting freed Abu Sayyaf hostage” and “policemen arresting drug criminals” — I also infer that popular media organizations in the country support the president’s favorite criminal.

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