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Wala nang magagawa! Duterte admits his behavior only suitable for a mayor

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By Xave Gregorio

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that his behavior is only suitable for a mayor and conceded that he is no statesman.

Duterte, in a speech delivered at the birthday party of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, said he never got rid of his brash attitude as a mayor and took it with him when he became president.

“Ang problema ko is dala-dala ko ‘yung mindset ko, ‘yung asta ko as mayor, dinala ko sa presidency,” Duterte said.

“Kaya ugali ko talaga, pang-mayor lang. Nung sinabi nila na hindi ako statesman, hindi naman ako nag-aral pang-statesman,” he said.

Duterte is known for his expletive-laden comments, especially towards critics of his drug war.

He said in 2016, in a foul-mouthed tirade against the EU, that he was elected as president, and not as a statesman.

Senator Panfilo Lacson has also scored Duterte’s behavior, saying in a New Year statement in 2016 that the President should Google how to be a statesman.

But Duterte says it is too late to change his behavior.

“Too late to change eh. It’s in the persona embedded deeply in the psychic mind. Wala na akong magawa niyan,” he said.