[Trending Now] Duterte Urged The Media To Criticize Him, Said: 'Attack me if I fail to do my sworn duty'!
Despite previous much talked-about feuds with the local and international media, President Rodrigo Duterte posted a challenge on journali...
Despite previous much talked-about feuds with the local and international media, President Rodrigo Duterte posted a challenge on journalists if he fails in his sworn duty as the President.
...do not hesitate to attack me, criticize me if I do wrong in my job. It is your duty to your country. As I have my duty to the people to serve you. Huwag kayong maano..." he said in his arrival speech after attending ASEAN in Laos and working visit in Indonesia.
This was after he was asked about the issue that it was media's fault that caused the 'almost-misunderstanding' of Duterte and Obama. It was after his strong statements against the US President that has caused some 'diplomatic concern'. But Duterte dismissed this fault into 'people commit mistakes' and said "[If the mistake] is just a mere shortfall of talent, hayaan mo na... I would like to presume that you did it without malice."
"Pero, with an accurate and true representation of what's going on, I said saludo ako. The freedom of the people to be informed and a media that is there to find ... true and accurate [information]. You portray history. Kaya ako strikto," he added.
He also clarified that he doesn't hate the media.
"I am not at liberty to be angry at anybody. It is your sworn duty to ask questions...Wala akong galit sa inyo."
But he urged to be fair even to the poor.
"Huwag ninyong galawin ang maliit na tao. Kasi sila yung nangailangan ng gobyerno. For the rich and famous, for the oligarchy, they don't need a president at all." he said.