Duterte says ma taught him to study the Bible
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte said he learned to read the Bible from his late mother, Soledad.
“Ako po’y natuto magbasa ng Bible. And it was my mother who was a teacher and she was a native at that. Iyong laking Mindanao lang, Mestiza-Maranao. But she guided me, she converted into being a Christian. Basa-basa ng Bible,” said Duterte on Thursday evening.
In a speech at the Taguig City Elderly Program, the President quoted passages from Ecclesiastes 3 about an opportune time to do things.
“There is a time for happiness, there is a time for sorrow. As there is… for plenty, and there is a time for want. And there is a time for joy and a time to ponder and a time to be healthy — aabot ka niyan walang sakit for a longest, then as you grow old, a time to be sickly.
“There is a time for everything in this world. A time to be young and a time to be old. And a time to be grateful and a time to be just…” he said.