Mahirap nang maglakwatsa! Duterte complains over loss of privacy
Going anywhere without being recognized is virtually an impossibility for President Rodrigo Duterte nowadays since he’s widely popular not just in the country but also overseas.
In a speech at the inauguration of a bridge in Davao del Norte Thursday (May 18), Duterte aired his frustration at being unable to roam around without security,
“And to that extent I would say that I — I’ve lost my privacy. Dito sa Davao hindi ako makalabas, hindi ka makasibat itong mga buang,” he said.
“Minsan magkaaway kami, minsan magkaibigan kami — itong mga security ko,” Duterte added.
The President recalled how security for him tightened even before he assumed office last year, with members of the Presidential Security Group and the police guarding his house in Davao.
“Pati ‘yung pulis galit na sa kanila kasi… ‘Wala, kami na, uwi na kayo’. Tapos paglabas ko ng bahay, tingin ako doon sa rear view mirror, daghan man kaayo ni nag-sunod? Corny ba, parang entourage,” he said.
Upon learning that an ambulance will be part of his daily convoy, Duterte remarked that the persons in charge of his security should also have called an angel in case he dies.
“Sabi ko, naa na lang ma’y ambulansya, tawagin mo ang anghel, pasundan mo na lang ng punerarya para kumpleto na,” he said.