How To Deal With Duterte’s Painful Presscons (Part 2)
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Just when I was about to update my blog, here come the announcements:

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Gosh. Now my friends and I are panicking—the same friends who wanted Duterte to shut up.
Because now we realize we looked forward to his late night press conference like a bad teleserye. What are we going to discuss on Whatsapp without Duterte’s shocking statements? What boring headlines are we going to read instead?

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To quote Eddie Boy Escudero in Facebook:

“What did you expect? A 180-degree turn around? He still won despite saying even nastier things, announcing very controversial plans and acting very unpresidentiable.
Well I expect it to remain the same which is why I stopped caring about this topic. It’s just sad that some people are doing their best to make things worse and pushing him to become even more nasty.
Sometimes I wish the press really boycotts him and lets him just do his thing.”

Right now I’d like to end this with a prayer by Marianne Williamson:

Dear Lord, we pray for the leaders of this country and every other. May they not be swayed by false politics but instead listen to the spirit of truth. May they not harken to the false and bitter voices of a frightened world but instead hear the angels who minister unto them. May the world make room for their leadership and resist no more their path into greatness. May their virtue shield them. May their lack of virtue be forgiven and corrected. May their words be true. May their strength go before them to cut like a sword through all illusion. May they see the innocence and brotherhood in all who oppose them. May they grow beyond a shallow fight. And thus may we all be taken with them into new light, new peace, new politics, new hope for all the world. Amen!

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  • Flor

    Definition of bully:

    use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

    – media’s declaration to “boycott” Duterte is not a form of bullying?
    -the elitists, like Jim Paredes who continues to disrespect Duterte by creating degrading memes is not bullying?
    -i don’t even want to waste time on the “losers” on the last election, because they are just “salty”.

    Please do not deviate from the points i brought up, so the unbiased media and the sport elitists should not be an issue for me ; since i did not bring them up on my last comment.

    Let us just all agree to disagree about Duterte. The 15 million people who voted for him speaks volume, so the lowly points i brought up dwarfs in comparison to their voice, Duterte won, so lets move on!

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  • boi skater

    That’s what you get from someone with no emotional maturity and no intellectual capacity.

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  • janglegirl

    Refreshing to listen to real honest-to-goodness press conference than a scripted one. He may be crass but his point of view holds true on what’s ailing our country right now.

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    hiddendragon Reply:

    If what refreshes you as ‘honest to goodnes’ is crass, cussing, combative, alienating talk towards the very publics he’s supposed to court as allies, then you may find your candidate standing alone in the end because he has made enemies of everyone. Don’t you think there is a decent, intelligent manner of communicating with the general public, through the press, that is engaging, inclusive and intelligent? So far, we have not seen that in Duterte’s press conferences. Have you? Can you?

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  • breebree

    I ‘d rather have a President with a foul mouth rather than who’s a traditional elite, Ivy_League educated, rich but corrupt and cuddling the wealthy and the other corrupt.

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    JRuiz Reply:

    And yet he will not go after the Marcos millions because they’re friends and does not want to hurt his friend’s feelings.

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    Giel Reply:

    Why don’t we just let him do his job. Just stop this mongering. If Duterte doesn’t do what he promised he will, then let your voice be heard. He have not even sat down yet and here you are.

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    JRuiz Reply:

    When Duterte said he won’t give Robredo a cabinet position because he’s friends with BBM and he doesn’t want to hurt his feelings, it’s not malicious mongering to infer that he places personal relations above national interests. But, sure, I’d love to be proven wrong. Let’s wait and see.

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    XX Reply:

    Agree! It’s his prerogative to assign a cabinet post to Leni or not. But what really bothered me is the reason as to why he can’t Leni a post; that is, he does nto want to offend BBM. Kawawa naman si Alan cayetano. If I were him, I’d be offended. It’s so obvious Duterte has a penchant for BBM.

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    boi skater Reply:

    True. Bias and hypocritical.

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  • I’m looking forward pa naman for the part 2. Oh well…

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  • Flor

    No one can bully Duterte, not the biased media, not the elitist, and certainly not the losers from the last election.

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    boi skater Reply:

    Nobody is bullying him. They are asking him legitimate questions.

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    XX Reply:

    No one is bullying him. The questions asked are legitimate questions.

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    hiddendragon Reply:

    I don’t see anyone bullying Duterte. And what do you have to say about the unbiased media, the non-elitist and the losers who are sport enough to accept defeat but keep their principles intact? You see the world as black & white, as good & evil, which you will admit is not the case.

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