99-year-old WWII veteran says Duterte is best president ever

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After almost having lived a century, a World War 2 veteran claims that President Rodrigo Duterte is the best out of the 16 presidents the Philippines had.
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“Sa 16 presidente, ang tunay na presidente si Duterte. Bale wala ang iba, pinakamagaling si Duterte,” war veteran Daniel Villanueva said.

Villanueva even pointed out Duterte’s strong points which are, “matapang, maayos, itinatapon ang mga mapagsamantala sa gobyerno. Nakatapat tayo ng Presidente, ng magaling na presidente na matapang, makatuwiran, ayos.”

With all the current achievements the Philippines has made under Duterte, Villanueva urged the administration, “ipagpatuloy mo ang iyong gawain, tama yan, ayos yan.”

Villanueva was born in Sibacan, Balanga City on July 21, 1918. He served the country as a staff sergeant under Colonel Federico Lumbre of Orani and Col. Monico Dominguez of Samal during World War 2.


“Nabingi ako dahil sa putok ng kanyon, sa pagsasaksak ng bala sa kanyon,” Villanueva narrated.

“Mula sa Orion, Bataan naglakad ako papunta sa Manila Bay. Tumakas ako para hindi mapasama sa Death March,” he added.

Villanueva now receives a Php 5,000 monthly pension from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Php 6,700 a month as a war veteran.

He said that this is a measly sum compared to the Php 45,000 his colleagues receive and even added that other war veterans recognized by the US joke about his small pension.

“Hiling ko sa gobyerno, pensiyunan ako ng malaki dahil ang mga kasama kong kinilala, tumatanggap ng PHP45,000 a month,” Villanueva said.


Source: Philippine Canadian Inquirer

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