President Rodrigo Duterte is simply taking the barrage of criticisms in opposition to his administration as par for the course in politics.
In an interview with reporters Thursday, Duterte assume that his critics must make numerous noise to remain related after making the unsuitable guess within the 2016 elections.
“It’s a democracy. If they stop talking, they are dead. Wala nang papansin kasi talo na nga eh, wala pang ingay. So patay ka man, multo ka na lang rin diyan eh di gumawa ka ng (ingay),” mentioned Duterte.
Unlike his critics, Duterte mentioned he was not involved about making certain that he maintained his “political stock” until the tip of his his time period.
“Political stock? I am not eligible for re-election. What political stock are you talking about? I am here to do my job. I am not aiming to be popular anymore. Tapos na ‘yan, nanalo na ako. That popularity may wane tomorrow or the next day. I don’t give a shit kung mapaalis ako o tapos na ako. I have tasted the presidency,” mentioned Duterte.
Asked if he was open to “reconciling” along with his critics, Duterte wisecracked: “Wala naman kaming away. Mag-ano… Ano ito, mag-asawa?”
“I am ready to retire. Bakit sabihin niyong atat, atat talaga akong maging Presidente. What does the survey show? O, and then you’re talking about losing political stock. Hanggang ngayon I think 77. How can you lose political stock there?” mentioned Duterte.