President Rodrigo Duterte turned nostalgic throughout his go to to Davao del Sur over the weekend as he remembered the troubled days of his youth and the lengthy years he spent in highschool.
In his speech at Davao del Sur’s 50th founding anniversary Saturday (July 1), Duterte recalled having to switch to what’s now often called the Cor Jesu College in Digos after he was expelled from the Ateneo de Davao University High School for ingesting.
“We were involved in a… we were just drinking. You know how these priests are. There was a ruckus and we were all expelled. I remember my father brought me here to Cor Jesu. That’s where I graduated high school,” he mentioned in Bisaya.
Living within the care of Catholic brothers, Duterte recalled having to hope, memorize the dictionary and follow his grammar at his new faculty.
“Do you know what the brothers did to me? I was told to memorize the dictionary. And I was told to use the word in three sentences in different tenses. There was past, present, future perfect and son of a..,” he mentioned.
Duterte mentioned he was “able to recover” from his lapses even when his misdemeanors price him three further years in highschool.
As a bonus, it was throughout Duterte’s highschool years that he met Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza.