Could Chinese rule actually be any worse than Filipino rule? 🤔

The late Manuel L Quezon, first President of the Philippine Commonwealth famously said, "I would rather have a Philippines run like hell by Filipinos than a Philippines run like heaven by the Americans".

Many Filipinos had since looked back and wondered whether becoming a nation independent of the United States was actually a smart decision. This question increased in resonance with Filipinos as it increasingly became evident over the decades following independence in 1946 that being subject to a government run by fellow Filipinos actually was turning out to be the "hell" Quezon so presciently described it as back then.

So with the benefit of that hindsight and in the context of the shrill "activist" rhetoric surrounding an imagined sinister plot between the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and China to turn the Philippines into a "Chinese province", it is reasonable to raise a similar question...

Would we rather have a Philippines run like hell by Filipinos, or a Philippines run like heaven by the Chinese?

Nagtatanong lang naman.


  1. Filipinos are just as capable as the Chinese in ruling the Philippines like heaven. Anyways, are supportive of Philippines being annexed by China one way or another? Answer only with a yes or a no.

    Besides, this reeks of advocating for the subjugation of a race by another race simply because the subjugator is "superior".

  2. Filipinos could do it, I know some great ones.. But since 1946 you're talking about 70 years of ingraining political family dynasties to a point where no one but them can run the nation. These people are born like little royalties managing their fiefdoms as some birthright.. While having no clue what to do except take kickbacks for their greatness.

  3. This is a what if scenario, based mostly on poorly founded fears (basically fear-mongering) that China is out to invade other countries. I find that ridiculous, because that means more mouths to feed and more administrative headaches for the Chinese government. If people are disappointed with Duterte's stance towards China, better not add to the "fake news" by saying China will take over the country after. Indeed, you could consider that fear as fake news itself.


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