President-elect Rodrigo Duterte vows on Thursday that he is to change and undergo a metamorphosis once he takes his oath of office as the president of the country on June 30 after winning by a landslide during the May 9 National Elections.
In a press conference, Duterte said that he enjoyed being rude as his days are already numbered.
“I am not yet president. Maya maya, maghintay kayo. I’m really a rude person. I’m enjoying my last time as a rude person,” Duterte said.
(I am not yet president. I will be soon, just wait I am really a rude person. I am enjoying my last time as a rude person.)
“When I become president, when I take my oath of office. ibang storya na yun. There will be a metamorphosis,” he added.
(When I become president, when I take my oath of office, that will be a different story. There will be a metamorphosis.)
“I’m telling you how I would behave. There’s going to be a metamorphosis. It blossoms into a butterfly,” the incoming president said.
Davao City Mayor Duterte, who is repeatedly slammed for his foul words and statements, has earlier promised to control his mouth once he officially becomes president in June.
“I need to control my mouth. I cannot be bastos (rude) because I am representing our country,” Mayor Duterte said in the television program of Pastor Apollo Quilboloy.
"Grant me this little [time], to banter with you Filipinos. Pero 'pag presidente na ako, hindi ko gawin 'yan syempre, behaved talaga.”
(Grant me this little time to banter with you Filipinos, but when I am president, I would not do it. I will be behaved.)
“If you are the President of the country, you need to be prim and proper, almost, maging holy na ako,” he added.
(If you are the president of the country, you need to be prim and proper, almost, I will be holy.)
Duterte said he just needs more understanding from the public.
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