President Rodrigo Duterte could also be powerful in terms of coping with corruption and unlawful medicine, however his coronary heart simply melts in terms of kids.
In a speech in Davao City Friday (August 11), Duterte recalled how he wailed after a go to to a ward for cancer-stricken kids when he was a mayor.
He stated he was moved to tears after speaking to a bald 14-year-old boy who requested for a prosthetic leg.
“Nung dadaan na ako, hinawakan niya ‘yung pantalon ko. Sabi niya na, ‘Mayor, sa Monday, operahan na ako. Sabi ng doktor, putulin daw ‘yung paa ko. Tapos, at — maghingi sana ako ng pabor.’ Sabi ko, ‘Ano ‘yun, anak?’ Sabi niya, ‘Palitan mo ako ng… Bilihan mo.’— ‘palitan,’ Bisaya. Bisaya, ang ‘palitan’ is you buy. ‘Palitan mo ako ng paa,’” he defined.
After promising to purchase the boy a prosthetic leg, Duterte stated he headed to a lavatory to cry.
“Dumeretso ako doon, sabi ko mag-ihi ako. Actually, I cried. Wala naman na mayayabang, pagkatapos ganun kaagad ng panyo. Para ‘yung hangin, matutuyo, hindi mahalata. Eh, ‘pag macho-macho eh. Pero talagang umiyak, humagulgol ako doon ng sandali. Buhay na ‘to,” he stated.
Another occasion when Duterte publicly shed tears was following his victory within the 2016 elections. He went to his mother and father’ tomb in Davao City and wailed as he sought steering from them for his new job.