Duterte doesn’t call anybody for favors except for one. Find out who
President Rodrigo Duterte is claiming that since he started his term in Malacanang, he has made it a point never to call anybody for favors. Except for one.
“I am very careful. Ayaw ko talagang ma-ano. I do not entertain ‘yung makiusap, ganon. I do not even know the number of these guys,” said Duterte in a speech at the Bureau of Internal Revenue anniversary celebration on Wednesday (August 2).
But he admitted that Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was an exception. He revealed that he called up Panelo to ask him what to wear on what occassion or how to coordinate color or mix patterns.
“Tumawag ako kay Panelo but I was asking for a fashion kung ano ang isuot ko because he’s the fashion guru,” said Duterte on his Cabinet’s self-styled sartorial icon.
“What would be an appropriate thing if you are wearing diagrams or checkered or whatever. Siya ‘yung magsabing, ‘Hindi bagay. Dito ka lang sa maong mo corduroy, ‘yan lang ang bagay sa iyo pati barong’. So I would have to take his word for it. ‘Yan lang. Totoo,” he added.
Duterte said he was aware that if the public got wind of reports that he asked favors from public or private persons, it would be his downfall.
“I am dead serious.If I am not careful myself, babagsak rin ako. Babagsak rin ako. Makikita ng mga military pati pulis na ganon tapos sila, ganon pa rin ang hirap sa buhay, magku-coup d’état ‘yan,” he said.