Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math

Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math

President Duterte shared his difficulties when he was studying, particularly in Mathematics.

He said, he can no longer remember Calculus and Trigonometry and even asked why such subjects should be included in the curriculum since they remain unused after graduating.

Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math

Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math (Photo: screengrab DZMM YouTube)

He also stated that Filipinos are not good in Math.

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He compared them to the Chinese, whom he said were really good in the subject.

He also commended how the Chinese can memorize all the characters in their alphabet.

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Filipinos are not adept at Mathematics kasi ganun tayo lumaki, 'di gaya ng Chinese eh dinidikdik nila,” said Duterte.

On a final note, he said that despite the differences between Chinese and Filipinos, what matters is public interest.

Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math

Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math (Photo credit: rappler)

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Here's the entire speech.

Duterte says Filipinos are poor in Math

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