President Rodrigo Duterte has his mom to thank for being trustworthy.
In his speech at the 10th itemizing anniversary of Phoenix Petroleum at the Philippine Stock Exchange Tuesday (July 11), Duterte mentioned he learned how to tell the truth from his mom, Soledad, the painful way.
“‘Yan ang nakuha ko sa nanay ko kasi ang nanay ko, ‘pag hindi ka magsabi ng totoo, hindi maghinto ng palo,” he mentioned.
Duterte joked that his mom’s disciplinarian methods might have gotten her in hassle with the legislation had she been alive.
“Grabe ‘yun. Eh kung buhay pa ‘yun, i-demanda ko ng child abuse ‘yun. Grabe ang inabot ko doon,” he mentioned.
Despite the painful expertise, Duterte mentioned telling the truth has grow to be ingrained in him.
“So hanggang ngayon, kung sabihin mo sa’kin na it might just sound sometimes vulgar or out of the line. But magsasabi talaga ako ng totoo. Pag sinabi mo, ‘Pinatay mo daw?’ ‘O, totoo. So?’ Ganon lang,” he mentioned.