Duterte’s Christmas wish: A happy Noche Buena for all Filipinos
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte wished that every Filipino family will have a joyful and bountiful Noche Buena meal during the eve of Christmas.
“I hope that you will be seating on a table having Noche Buena with your family and happy about whatever the situation finds us,” Duterte said during a press conference in Malacañang late Tuesday.
“I said we cannot control everything. There are things which [are] beyond our control,” he added.
Meanwhile, Duterte asked the media to be fair and truthful in their reporting.
“Ang hinihingi ko lang, kung sakali man na meron akong — I will decide one day whether to allow… Ang hingiin ko lang sa kanila, I will just ask for the truth and fairness. That is all,” according to him.
“You can publish anything as long as it is — huwag mo nang i-twist. Publish mo. You show it to the public, I would not mind. I guarantee you. I will even protect you. I am asking only for truth and fairness. That is all,” he also said.