The New York Times article, written by Richard C. Paddock, touched on Duterte's childhood.
"It will crash like a rudderless plane flown by witless pilots" say Duterte supporters
Police corruption has been in focus since police officers were charged with kidnapping and murdering a Korean businessman.
The president's threat to impose a firecracker ban achieved a “remarkable” decline in accidents.
Mendoza has filmed government advertisements in support of Duterte’s crackdown on drug gangs.
Former Philippine justice secretary Leila de Lima said Duterte's campaign inspired lawlessness.