- After President Duterte’s "marijuana" remark, Palace explained his statement
- According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, the President was just joking about it
- Panelo also explained how to know whether President Duterte is joking or not
President Rodrigo Duterte has been known for his controversial statements every now and then. Later on, the Palace or the Presidential Spokesperson would explain his statements further, like if it was just a joke or whether to take the President’s remark seriously or not.
KAMI learned that according to GMA News report, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said there are two ways to know whether the President is joking or not.
First, using one’s common sense. Second, if the audience responds to the statement of the President with laughter.
“Malalaman mong nagbibiro siya (Duterte) kung tumatawa 'yung mga tao sa harapan niya. Kasi ang joke ginagawa 'yan para tumawa tayo, 'di ba?" Panelo said.
Panelo also explained that President Duterte tends to crack jokes to lighten situations.
“Hindi na ba tayo nasanay sa Pangulo? Palagi naman siya, every now and then, he cracks joke to make people laugh, to lighten a situation," Panelo stated.
“’Yung ang style niya. Dun nga siya nanalo eh," he added.
As previously reported by KAMI, President Duterte said that he was using cannabis to stay awake amid his hectic schedule. However, the President said that he was just kidding about it.
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