Rejuvenated Duterte turns mushy, loses foul mouth in return to stage: I love you all
President Rodrigo Duterte has emerged from a five-day hibernation spreading lonely love and holding back on the cussing.
“So I am filled with nice feeling. I love you all at mahal ko kayong lahat,” said Duterte in a speech at a military camp in Butuan, his first public event since going on an unscheduled rest period.
Duterte said he was always thinking about the welfare of his soldiers and that was no jolke.
“Because you are always there out in the fields, ang isip ko rin nasa inyo lang palagi, kung paano ko mapaganda at maprotektahan kayo,” said Duterte.
“I talk from the heart. Hindi ako bolador. Bastos tuloy ang bunganga ko. Pero when I say that, it is all with sincerity,” he added.
Duterte told soldiers that their willingness to sacrifice their lives for the country would not go unnoticed and unrewarded.
“Alam ko na you bear the brunt of fighting the war. Ang masabi ko lang sa inyo, you have a — kasama ninyo ako sa lahat ng bagay. In all of your — mga kailangan ninyo, may priority kayo sa gobyerno ngayon. Lahat ng kailangan ninyo, kung maibigay ko, ibibigay ko,” said Duterte who has promised to give new weapons, new gear, new medical facilities and a P50 billion fund to ensure their children’s education.
“Nasasaktan ako pagka may nadisgrasya. But ang consuelo ninyo, hindi kayo madehado sa armas at sa lahat. Lalo na sa pangangailangan ninyo. At alam ko, alam ko ang nasa ulo ninyo, always ang pamilya ninyo,” he added.