The trouble with the Philippine Opposition led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) is that they are failing at the one most important thing needed to succeed in a democracy: converting swing voters.
At a fundamental level, the principles espoused by the Yellowtards and supporters of Duterte are the same. Both claim to be pro-poor and on the side of the oppressed. The trouble with the Yellowtards is that they come across as exclusive rather than inclusive. As a result, they are turning off millions of Filipino voters who could otherwise have given them a second chance.
One such voter is De La Salle University professor Antonio Contreras who articulated why he still chooses to support Duterte despite espousing liberal principles in a Facebook post.
It is simply because [the current Opposition] are not better. They are a bunch of elites who are also out of touch. Their politics is driven by hatred and not by hope. And they have a track record to show that they are even worse.
The opposition, for now, is in such a bad, discredited shape that a left-leaning liberal like me would rather support a President whose politics I would generally have problems with, but who I can tolerate. At least, I am still free to criticize him whenever I disagree with him.
The Opposition really need to seriously consider ditching the Yellowtards and the shrill cliques of Martial Law Crybabies who poison their colour even more. If thine Yellowtard offends thee, cut them off.