Natakot sa karma? Duterte says sorry to God as ratings drop
President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to his “all forgiving God” as his ratings continue to drop amid attacks against Christianity.
In a dinner with Jesus is Lord founder Bro. Eddie Villanueva Tuesday (July 10), Duterte said God “would be happy to listen” to his apology.
“Sorry, God. I said sorry God if God is taken in a generic term by everybody listening,” he said.
Duterte, however, made it clear that his apology was only directed at God and not at other people who may have been offended by his recent controversial statements.
“If I wronged God, then He would be happy to listen to my apology. Why? Because my God is all forgiving. Why? Because He does not remember past hurts. Why? Because He created me to be good and not to be bad,” he said.
A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey for the second quarter of 2018 showed Duterte’s satisfaction rating falling 11 points from a “very good” +56 in March to a “good” +45 in June.
Talking to Villanueva, Duterte once again slammed Australian nun Patricia Fox for allegedly using God to criticize him.
“You know as a religious, she was agitating also everybody there, the strikers. It was a volatile situation. ‘Yung mga strike, strike,” he said.
Duterte said it would be better for Fox to go back to Australia since his God is good and “does not thrive on lies and they never egg people to go into trouble.”
He also said critics should not use God in attacking him because of the separation of Church and state.
“Do not use God to attack government. That is not proper and God, I’m sure that is not what God wants, things to happen,” he said.