Watch: President Duterte’s Message to Haters and Bias Media That Portrays Him Negatively (Video)
Without a doubt, millions of Filipinos around the world are still supporting President Rodrigo Duterte despite his some controversial statements and decisions. And obviously, he also has earned some haters. Apparently, there are also some bias media that portray him negatively on their news reports. Watch his message to them on the video below.
“Well, it’s the press. And I would not want to interfere in their assessment of me.” President Duterte told political blogger, Thinking Pinoy with the help of MindaVote, when he was asked about people who are sad when he is being portrayed negatively on media. The president was then in Singapore, and met with Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
“Well, there are supporters and non-supporters…But I’m not the kind that would put to task media for that. It’s their privilege. Anyway, I won by a margin of six million. That would be a very consoling…and that would keep me going. The others who are not happy, they can be sad at the time. I have no problem with them.” The seemingly tired president added.
It appears that President Duterte got confused with the question, as we at Taho News believe that Thinking Pinoy is requesting him to give a message to his sad supporters. Nevertheless, the president’s message is clear. As he have previously said before, he will allow everyone to speak what they want to say, and to believe what they want to believe.
During his president campaign, President Duterte has been very vocal in his intensified war against illegal drugs and corruption. He also promised that he will allow the burial of the late-president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB). And despite the fact that he curses a lot in his speeches, more than 16.6 million Filipinos voted for him.
President Duterte is only 6 months in office, but his supporters believe that he has already made a lot of accomplishments. But apparently, some local and international media are focusing more on extrajudicial killings (EJKs), and neglecting the positive effect of more than 807,000 drugs suspects who have voluntarily surrendered, as of November 26, 2016.