- President Rodrigo Duterte has become infamous for cursing when delivering his official statements
- Folk singer Freddie Aguilar took to Facebook to comment on the president's notorious habit, saying that he would rather pick a child who curses over ones who lie, steal, or pretend what he/she is not
- Netizens approved of Ka Freddie's comment, with others adding that the president has nothing to do with how they raise their children
One of the things most people are not comfortable with President Rodrigo Duterte is his language.
The tough-talking president is known to pepper his statements with curse words, which he also used to describe some high-ranking officials in the past.
These declarations have been used against him, which he would usually admit to or deny in its entirety.
Parents have a hard time explaining to their children what the president usually meant when they have to listen to the news.
This predicament of theirs have led them to conclude that the president's cursing is one aspect that they do not like about him since kids are susceptible to copy their elders.
Folk musician Freddie Aguilar expressed his opinion regarding the matter on his Facebook account, with a status that also implies of his political inclination.
He acknowledged that the president's potty mouth can influence young people to do the same and as a father, he would rather have a child who does so. However, he stressed that he has no tolerance for a child who is a liar, a thief, or a hypocrite.
Most of the netizens agreed with his sentiment, while others added that the president is not accountable for the child's cursing. It is a parents' job to raise their children and they can control what they can pick up or not.
Ka Freddie is known to be one of the president's staunch celebrity supporters, to the point that he was about to become the head of National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Despite being personally appointed by Duterte, he cannot easily become the agency's chairman since he has to be elected by the Board of Commissioners.
He has also specifically requested for the creation of the Department of Culture and Arts, where he will spark a 'cultural revolution' through nationalism in the field of performing arts.
Lastly, Freddie composed and sang 'Para Sa Tunay Na Pagbabago', which became Duterte's theme song during the campaign.