- During his televised address, President Rodrigo Duterte asked to play a song written by his friend
- The President said that the song was able to capture the spirit and emotions of the people during the COVID-19 crisis
- While the song was playing, the President turned emotional in front of the Cabinet members
- He also assured the Filipinos that the government will be transparent with the billions allocated by his administration for COVID-19 response
President Rodrigo Duterte asked to play a song during his televised address on Tuesday.
KAMI learned that the President turned emotional as he was listening to the song.
According to a report by CNN Philippines, the song was written by a “friend” of President Duterte.
“’Yung kanta niya, nakuha niya ‘yung the spirit that we have been looking for na where we can express our… What we feel for the moment,” the President said.
Here are some lyrics of the song:
“‘Di ka umaatras sa sakit na marahas kailangan mo magpalakas para sila’y mailigtas
Ibuwis ang ‘yong buhay, handang matanggap ‘pag ika’y mamatay, asawa’t anak na hindi masilayan, pamilya mong iiwang luhaan.”
“Mga kababayan ko, I hope maski na papa’no, we were able to convey, napaabot naming ang mensahe ng gobyerno sa inyo,” he said.
As previously reported by KAMI, President Duterte also said in his televised address that he will be keeping NCRPO chief Debold Sinas after his controversial birthday celebration.
Earlier, President Duterte said that the enhanced community quarantine will be immediately lifted once there is a vaccine discovered against COVID-19.
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