Bad-Ass Mayor of the Day

Cheers to Sara Z. Duterte, mayor of Davao City, Philippines, for fighting for the poverty-stricken members of her community by telling the local sheriff "aw, hellll naw" with her fist... repeatedly.  Duterte said she had asked court sheriff Abe Andres to wait for two hours before serving a demolition order that would destroy shanties of 220 families in the area. The well-respected mayor requested the two-hour extension so that she could hold a peaceful dialogue with the residents before their homes were demolished. 

The sheriff, however ignored the order and demolition teams pushed through with their operation, causing the residents to panic and nearly riot. Duterte rushed to the scene and confronted the sheriff. Fortunately, somebody had a camera. Wheeeee! I live for this sh*t! 



Yeah, yeah... I know... violence is never the answer... but his betch is so bad-ass that I can't help but adore her. Four stars. 

Posted on July 5, 2011 and filed under Fabulousness, News.