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Lodi si Tol! Duterte praises Tolentino for being an action man

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he is impressed by senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino’s educational attainment.

During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Bacolod City, the former president adviser on political affairs earned praises from Duterte.

The President said Tolentino was not just a caliber public servant but also a quality lawyer having earned degrees not only here in the Philippines but also abroad.

“I’ll start with Tolentino. Nasabi na sa kanya. Crisis manager, Cabinet member, naging Metro Manila Development Authority chairman, political adviser ko, Ateneo Law School, Philippine Bar of New York. Kumuha pa ng exam. He can practice law in America. Eh kumuha ng bar exam doon eh. Reciprocity ‘yan. Reciprocal ang… Tayo, pwede rin. Sila pwede rin dito ‘pag nakapasa sa ating bar exams. Master of Laws, University of London,” Duterte said.

The President said Tolentino’s portfolio is enough for him to be elected as senator.

“Doctor of Judicial Science Studies at Tulane Law School? Kagrabe mo oy. In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Holds the rank of Brigadier General Philippine Army. Graduated from the National Defense College, studied at the Military College of South Carolina, author of several books on public service, crisis manager, action man.” Duterte added.

Speaking before the people of Bacolod, Duterte even offered a suggestion on what Tolentino’s campaign slogan should be.

“Slogan: Dapat Ligtas lahat ang Pilipino, mga utol ko, mga kababayan, number 60 sa balota. Bilib ako. Ako isa lang, Francis, bar lang talaga. Maski pakunin mo pa ako ng eligibility, babagsak pa ako,” the President said.

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