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Gawan ng monumento! Duterte: Gusto kong maging hero, wala lang panahon

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President Rodrigo Duterte wants to be a hero, but feels he’s too old to become one.

In a speech at the launch of Cebu Pacific’s Cagayan de Oro hub Friday (October 20), Duterte recalled the last words of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, who was executed by the Japanese.

Before Abad Santos was executed, Duterte quoted him as saying: “Hindi lahat ng tao sa mundong ito binibigyan ng panahon para mamatay sa kanyang bayan.”

“Ako, gustong mag-hero pero wala namang panahon. Hindi ko na kaya mag-karga ng de bomba nga eh,” the President said.

He vowed to serve only until 2022, and to step down when his term ends.