President Duterte tells what Erap and GMA could not say to the Catholic Church
Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada celebrated his 80th birthday on April 19, 2017 (Wednesday) and President Rodrigo Duterte graced the event as one of the special guests.
Duterte gave a 45-minute long speech where he greeted Erap, but also slammed his critics.
“Nakita ko kanina ang [old headline] ng Inquirer, ‘Anybody but Erap.’ That was the slogan of the Catholic Church,” Duterte said and even shared that they were doing the same thing to him with their new slogan “Anybody but Duterte”.
Duterte said, referring to Erap, that they are used to these kinds of attacks.
“Ang ginagawa sa akin, ginawa sa inyo noon. Wala akong problema diyan, Sir. Medyo manhid na tayo diyan. Sanay na tayo diyan, araw-araw. It’s our daily bread,” he said.
However, while they are open to criticisms, Duterte asserts that a line has to be drawn at some point.
“Alam ko nagsikap ka rin, that we really try our best to give the utmost to our country and we are ready to be criticized. Pero huwag naman sana bastusan na. Talagang harap-harapan,” Duterte said.
Duterte address Catholic officials saying that, “Pangkahan ko kayong lahat…I took my oath before the people and promised to God that I will protect and defend the Filipino people. Kung ano ang gagawin ko, in the coming days, problema nila. Huwag mo kaming gawing inutil dito just because there’s Supreme Court, there’s the law.”
Duterte shared about his illness, Buerger’s disease or thromboangitis obliterans which is a disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs. Duterte said this is because of his smoking habit.
“Ako, nag-oxygen pa, kasi yung Buerger’s disease, ang circulatory system ko, sira. So kapag tulog ako, mahina ang inhale ko, short lang, so I have to have free oxygenation.”
“Marami akong faults, many many faults. Pero yung corruption, wala kang maano sa akin. Hindi ko laro ‘yan.”
“Babae pa… kaya nga dalawa ang asawa ko.
“Gawin mong tatlo, hindi ko na kaya. Pero kung meron, okey lang, sige."
President Duterte tells what Erap and GMA could not say to the Catholic Church Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on April 20, 2017 Rating: