- QC Mayor Herbert Bautista said that Duterte’s first 100 days as President could have been better if he did not curse at his critics
- However, Bautista said that Duterte cursed a lot in order for his concerns to be noticed by the public
- He added that the administration should also focus on health care and creating jobs for the poor
Actor turned politician Herbert Bautista expressed his mixed emotions regarding President Rodrigo Duterte’s curses, insults and threats against his critics and detractors.
According to the Quezon City mayor, Duterte would be a better President if he avoided cursing and swearing.
"Take out all the expletives, I think he's okay,” Bautista said.
The President has cursed at U.S. President Barack Obama, the European Union, the United Nations and even the Catholic Church bishops in the Philippines.
However, the mayor pointed out that there might be a positive side to Duterte’s trash talk against his critics.
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"Sinabi naman niya, e. Sa airport papuntang Vietnam, 'E kung hindi ba ako magmumura, papansinin ba ako ng mga iyan?' Sinabi naman niya iyan, e. And that's what he did. So ngayon, pinapansin na siya,” Bautista explained.
(Duterte said at the airport on his way to Vietnam, “If I do not curse, would they take notice of me?” He said that and that’s what he did. So now, he has been noticed.)
Bautista also had some positive statements regarding the President’s aggressive war against drugs, saying that the anti-drug campaign has brought out several hidden problems in the country.
According to the mayor, the Filipinos found out that the country is in dire need of more rehabilitation centers, jails and prisons.
He added that the President should also work on alleviating poverty, creating jobs and improving health care.
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