DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Filipino community in Brunei

Presidential Communications Office 
Presidential News Desk 

SPEECH OF
PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
DURING HIS MEETING WITH THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY
[Indoor Stadium Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex | 16 October 2016]

Okay. Maupo ho kayong lahat. Salamat po.

This is not because I want to impress you with their presence, but rather I will just introduce them para malaman po ninyo ang mga opisyal ninyo. Kaming taga-gobyerno na binabayaran ninyo to serve the Filipino people. [applause]

I’d like to just… Of course, si Jun Yasay. Then we have the Secretary Carlos Dominguez III sa Finance [applause]. Then we have Secretary Delfin Lorenzana sa National Defense [applause]. He used to be a general in the service of his nation in Mindanao many years ago, nagkakilala kami.

‘Yung mga proponents at nakakatulong sa ating mga kababayan. Sila, si Secretary Ramon Lopez, [applause] ‘yung Go Negosyo. Then, we have Secretary Jesus Dureza who’s working very hard. [applause] He’s the lead part in talking to our brothers and sisters who are — nasa left. But there’s a talk going on between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines. Si Jesus Dureza is one of the — sa panel ng mga sa gobyerno at hopefully… You know this war on sa ideology, this has been going on for the last 45 years. So I asked the Communist Party, tutal halos magkapareho tayo ng balahibo.

I belong to the left. I’m the first left President ninyo po. Pero hindi po ako komunista. I am not a member of the Communist Party. But I share the same horizons because anak lang po ako…It’s not because I am poor but because I am a son of a migrant doon sa Mindanao and we started — well it was a long hard sacrifice. It was then a frontier town.

Then we have Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao of the National Commission on Muslim Filipino [applause]. At, ang tatay ko po ay Cebuano. But my on the mother side ang lolo ko Chinese. Ang lola ko Maranao, a Muslim. [applause].

Then we have Secretary Abul Khayr Alonto of the Mindanao Development Authority [applause]. Then we have the favorite of ‘yung babae na madaldal, paborito ito Senator Cayetano [applause].

And, ito ‘yung, the next is ito ‘yung mga abugado ng mga celebrity, mga artista kung naghiwalayan, nagkademandahan, dito siya medyo perfect, Atty. Panelo, the presidential adviser. [applause]

Then we have, a guy who’s kilala niyo ‘to by name but he’s a music man actually. He sings… So pakantahin kung may panahon pa. He’s really rock-and-roll guy of the yesteryears, Ramon Jacinto of the Economic Affairs and Information and Technology. [applause]

And, of course, we have here the beautiful wife of Senator Cayetano, si Ma’am Laarni, the mayor of Taguig City. ‘Yung si ma’am talaga is gusto niya background lang.

Then, of course, Mr. Ambassador, thank you for the warm welcome. Mga kababayan kong Pilipino. [applause]

We have a very limited time that’s why I’m think I’m the only one who’s allowed to talk here sa aming entourage.

But let me start by just saying marami pong salamat kay Sultan sa Brunei King [applause] for his — he’s a good friend. Your Majesty for hosting a lot of Filipinos in your state and for being kind to them. [applause]

Please accept, you and your family, and to the people of Brunei our gratitude and we will not forget that. Maraming salamat po. [applause]

Sa inyo na naman, maraming salamat na nanalo ako rito. [applause] Well, I tell you something. I am not a member of the national persona. ‘Di ako ninyo kilala, mayor lang po ako ng isang siyudad sa Mindanao. I was an outsider really from the political elite. Hindi ako ililista sa—ganyan ang problema natin sa Pilipinas.

I am not a member of the elite. I cannot be one and I will never be one. [applause] But you know sa, noong eleksyon, from the outside, anywhere, I had a landslide victory. That’s the reason why umabot ng six million ‘yung lamang ko sa the nearest rival, it’s because of what was the message about.

Ang problema sa Pilipinas, matagal na tayong…Just give you an analogy. Ang Pilipinas tume-take off,  naka-position patakbo. But hanggang ngayon hindi talaga nag-lift? There is no lift to bring it to the air of just even a comfortable life or a peaceful life for everybody.

Tumatakbo lang tayo sa runway ng ganun. And, ako po’y… I’ve been the mayor of Davao City for 23 years. Naging congressman ako. I was once upon a time the vice mayor of my daughter. ‘Yung nanuntok ng sheriff, si Inday. [laughter] She’s now back to being mayor. But she’s… Hindi masyado sa mobile because she lost two of her, ‘yung sanang triplets. It’s a very sad for an expectant grandfather. So much expectations na inuuna mo na kasi na laruin mo ganon then just na sabihin sayo there was a…

Well, anyway. Ang mensahe kasi ng lahat, sinabi ko, hindi ninyo ako kilala. Hindi naman ako sikat. Ayaw ko namang sumikat. At noon pa, during the time of Ramos, they would like to see me in the Cabinet and kay Arroyo, pati kay Estrada na I’ve always refused a Cabinet position because I just wanted to be you know… Iyang simple na buhay na walang yabang. Eh probinsyano eh.

But you know what? It’s destiny. I’m not saying that, I’m not belittling the party, my party, PDP. But it was almost a moribund thing. It was not moving except the father, Senator Pimentel and the son, si Koko, who’s now the Senate President. ‘Yun lang ho ang ano—

Wala ho akong, except Imee Marcos and Governor Abet Garcia sa Bataan. Wala ho akong governor. Dalawa lang. ‘Yung isa sa Mindanao. I would not like to mention the name of the province but only because naging kabahagi ko siya ng buhay ko noon. Wala na ngayon. [crowd teases the President] Hindi man niyo kilala rin ‘yun. Hayuyuyu…[laughter] You don’t know her so…But, of course, you guys from there, alam ninyo ‘yan. It was an open secret, I was having affair with her. Pero, ngayon wala. Balik tayo doon sa tamang istorya. Pupunta na tayo sa babae eh ‘yan ang mahirap diyan. Sometimes…I am like that, pagka…Just spark of ano babae, para akong carabao na pwede mong hilain ang istorya puro babae na lang. [laughter]

Well, anyway, I won and I really is trying to figure out why? Why? Wala akong pera, wala namang nagbibigay and as I have promised you and you can confirm this with everybody, wala akong tinanggap na pera sa mga malaking negosyante. [applause]

Sabi ko wala akong tinanggap diyan sa mga…Gusto kong sabihin nandiyan na yan eh kasi ayokong ma-compromise. So why?

Anyway ganito iyan, ang Pilipinas matagal na sanang nasa itaas. It yet have been soaring the skies of progress and development.

Maybe hindi kasing altitude ng umabot ka doon na almost the edge of the universe. But maka-take off lang sana and administration after administration. Eh mayor ako, I was a living spectator to what was really unfolding in our lives. Election after election puro binobola mo ang — nagbolahan.

Kaya ‘nung nakita ko, nobody was talking about the conflict in Mindanao. What it is…You might really lose a piece of real estate, yes. Nobody was talking about drugs. And almost all of them except…Paano?  How can talk about righteousness in government…Paano? How can you explain a graft-free enterprise? Mahirap kasi ‘yung mga nandoon sila mismo siguro pati ‘yung…Pati ‘yung military nila mismo ‘yung aide eh kasama doon sa droga eh.

Papaano saan mapupunta ang Pilipino? You must remember that there are 6,000 policemen contaminated with drugs in the Philippines. Kaya the last na listahan hindi ko na inilabas. Kasi it will just shatter the dream of the Filipinos. Iko-contain ko na lang ito in whatever manner they’d want me to do it basta alam ko…Pati ang problema, ang mga mayors pati barangay captains almost 6,000 of them and for the first time, a senator was elected to the national opening the portals of the government to narco-politics. [applause]

O tingnan mo. Why they said mahirap — ang bunganga ni Duterte madumi. [laughter] What? Kasi nagmumura ako eh ‘di ba six generals in the police into drugs? So they were the first ones who have to be fired. Na itong ‘yung iba ‘yung malalaki and most of the itong mayors…Ang problema kasi pagka-pulis… Maswerte talaga ako ang pinili ninyo. [laughter and applause]

Hindi kasi ganito eh, sa Davao noong naging mayor ako eh dati akong prosecutor, fiscal, so araw-araw nasa korte ako trying to secure a conviction just to send to prison itong mga durugista kaya galit ako every time a case is fixed or every time the piece of evidence changes hands kapag dumadating sa akin tawas, an alum, hindi na ‘yung pareho iyan sila eh crystals.

So those were the trying times of my life. Pero kung walang mag-uusap nito, walang bubungo nitong mga animal na ito, kawawa ang bayan. [applause]

Why am I here? I am here because I love my country and I love the Filipino people. [applause]

Kaya ganun. Ngayon, what drove me to the presidency? Patriotism. Small time lang. Small time or for the love of this country no big deal. Wala akong pakialam kung mahal ninyo ang bayan ninyo, basta sa akin do not f*** my country. [applause]

Kaya sinabi ko, what is wrong in the statement: Do not destroy my country because I will kill you. [applause] Simple lang naman iyan. Do not destroy the youth of the land and deprive us of a brighter tomorrow for the next generation. What is wrong there? [applause]

Eh iyong human rights, ay nako …Kaya ko nagmumura kasi napakabobo naman nila. [laughter and applause] Hindi ako galit sa kanila. What I am trying to say, I am totally  exasperated is the word na hindi nila alam ang batas that it is not a crime even for a civilian Filipino walking the streets to say I hate the criminals, I hope they will die, I will kill them if I catch them. Everything all right. That’s in defense…That statement is in defense of my country and people.

Alam mo kasi ayaw nilang making we are devastated. That is why instead of just taking the usual police punitive action for arrest mga ano diyan, sabi ko I will declare war. Why? Again, three million and that was two years ago. That figure was given by General Santiago when he was the head of the PDEA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. Dalawang taon na almost three. Itong akin ngayon, I am still counting. So aabot ito, by the looks of it, from the number of the surrenderees that you saw on TV, it would reach kasi 700 then it will be 800, by the end of the year I would have to deal with another, one million na.

 

So, imagine mo. That four million is not contained in a room or in a municipality, province, it’s — nakasabog iyang four million all throughout the country. So anong gusto nilang gawin ko sa bayan ko? They keep on threatening me about go and sending me to the international court of…Sinabi ko na nga eh, I am willing to rot in jail for the Filipino. [applause] Hindi ba ninyo naintindihan iyon? So why not keep on threatening or intimidating me calling my attention? Napaka-corny mo naman. [laughter]

I find this ridiculous. How can you send to prison a president declaring war against the drug? Look what happened to Latin America, almost failed states.

Basahin mo ‘yung narcos kung nakita ninyo ‘yung tape and read Ioan Grillo, I-O-A-N G-R-I-L-L-O. It’s there, it’s the south American experience of how the drug resulted in so many failed states.

Hindi mangyari sa akin iyan. My God! Hindi talaga ako papaya, sorry na lang. Kaya kung sabihin nila na 3,000 ang namatay, well, alam mo kasi, huwag tayong magbolahan. Iyong iba talaga diyan pinatay talaga salvage, iyan ang tinatawag na salvage o extrajudicial killings. I will not say there was none, meron, pero kung sabi mo kung state-sponsored killing, order ko na patayin ‘yan, eh kalokohan iyan. [applause]

Ang nangyari diyan, hinayain namin nag-intriga kami, manghuli ka diyan pero hayaan mo lang sabihin mo ang nag-ano sa kanya, nagsabi ganun…So we have to create the intrigues. But remember that there were so many policemen ‘yung tinatawag nilang ninja. As a matter of fact, 2,000 a piece ako sa ulo nila because they are out of the service, they are now hunted.

And warning ako aabot ito ng Pilipinas. Adre, huwag tayong magkasalubong, ‘pag nagkasalubong tayo sorry na lang talaga. Totoo. Either patayin mo o p******* i** mo. [laughter and applause]

Eh hindi ko mapigil ang galit ko eh. Hindi naman…Si Duterte hindi statesman… [changes tone of his voice] My countrymen… by the problems…. [laughter]No such thing.

Eh wala ho akong… Ang pagkaalam ko, all that I know is that I ran for President and I won. I never applied to be a statesman. Hindi ko kaya ‘yang prim and proper. Hindi ko kaya mag-barong. Mag-maong-maong lang tayo diyan. [laughter] Eh ang barong ang kati. [laughter and applause] Eh ako talagang maong.

You know why? Sabihin ko na sa inyo. Bakit si Duterte he cannot dress properly? If you are looking for a sartorial elegance, all you have to do is look at Atty. Panelo. Tingnan mo sapatos. Pati ‘yung langaw ma-slide sa ka-shine ng sapatos niya. [laughter] Tingnan mo.

Sa akin, o ‘di walang shine, walang brush-brush. [laughter] Tissue lang ‘yan sa banyo. Tsuktsuktsuk…[laughter] Okay na.

Eh, tinanggap ako ninyo ganito, though ganito ako. Bakit, why do you—[applause and cheers]

And for me, sabi nila, ‘yung mga Manila guys, hindi nila alam. Elitista talaga. So you might want to tone down your curses, your epithets, your slurs. Well, depende sa crowd.

If I am before ‘yung ganitong — kung mga durugista kayong lahat diyan ay put…. Siguro ngayon mga 50 ang natanggap ninyo sa akin. [laughter] Pero dahil nandito ako, nagpapasalamat nga ‘yung mama sa inyo eh, sa tulong ninyo.

And I’d like to tell you frankly, it has to stop because it is destroying my country. And ang una talaga is bakit hindi tayo nagte-take off, ‘yung corruption.[applause]

So sa panahon ko, 8888. Bukas na ‘yan. Tapos sabi ko sa RT[V]M, si Secretary Andanar, after the news sa PTV 4, I think, it’s the government channel, i-post na doon, i-text mo lang. Opisina, the agency. Rodrigo Duterte, Office of the President. Humihingi ng 50,000 sa….Lalabas ‘yan doon. But, I will also give them the right to be heard. They can also text back. Bakit nagtagal?

Pero sa lahat ng gobyerno ngayon. Except those without or beyond my control, ‘yang mga separate, judiciary pati Congress. It’s one month. One month ang papel mo. It’s… Approve or disapprove, palabasin mo one month.

Sa siyudad ko noon sa Davao, three days. Business clearance, electrical connections, iyang sa bombero na ‘yan, isa pa ‘yan. Buti’t na lang—Kayo isa rin kayong—

Kasi iyang business, it has to pass by the… Pagdating doon sa pulis. Doon sa fire department, ‘yung building clearance mo. Pagkata—Makinig kayo ha. Pagbigay ng papel, pabilihan ka ng fire extinguisher. May contact ‘yan sila eh mga fire extinguisher.

Kaya mabuti pa, ‘pag nandyan sila, sunugin mo na ‘yung bahay mo. P**** i*** bwisit ka. Sige patayin mo ‘yan ng extinguisher mo. Ganon ang raket diyan. And everything, doon sa LTO. But I placed General Galvante, he’s very good. Atty. Delgra… Basta ‘yung regulation. ‘Yung nire-regulate.

So sabi ko sa Cabinet, the least intervention, the better. The least ang pakialam natin diyan sa pagpatakbo ng gobyerno. So one month tayong lahat, pati ako. And down the line, sabi ko kay Secretary Sueno ng DILG, to establish an orderly procedure. Three days.

Iyong mga mayors ‘pag hindi kayo maka-ano, ‘di ibigay ninyo ang authority sa — doon sa kung sinong demonyong gusto niyang bigyan niya. Basta three days.

Ngayon, ayaw kong makipag-away. I know that ‘yung local officials are only under my supervision. I do not have the control gaya ng Cabinet. The Cabinet is under my control and supervision. Meaning to say, you can change their decision, that is control.

Kunyari may decision si Secretary Andanar, hindi ko nagustuhan, I can change it. But sa mga local, he’s there elected. Siyempre hindi ka magpaalam. But under…I see to it that everything is orderly and, of course, correct. ‘Pag hindi correct, diyan tayo hindi magkaintindihan.

I do not want really to interfere. The least intervention sa amin.  But I would like to urge, hinahamon ko ang local government because this piece of — my mouth to reach them. Huwag ninyong masyadong pahirapan talaga ang Pilipino. Otherwise, ako, ‘di na ako makatakbo.

At meron silang sinasabi na hindi ko matapos ang six years ko. ‘Yung iba sabi nila ma-coup d’etat ako. ‘Yung sabi iba mga taga-Amerika, lahat ng Pilipino sa Amerika magpunta doon sa Manila kasi sige. Sige, mag-uwian lahat ng Pilipino. Bagsak tayo doon sa ilalim ng Manila Bay. Tingnan mo. [laughter]

Sa hangin nila. Mga hangin ito… They think they can change… Who are you to change the choice of the people? But, pero ako, sabi ko, huwag ninyo akong takutin. Because I became President by almost a miracle to me. At least sinasabi ninyo, “pera ‘yan”, “terorismo”.

Your entitled to your own opinion but you guys you were living witnesses to what transpired during the last election. That’s destiny. So if God wants me to be there only two years, he will find the reason to oust me. [applause] Either he will kill me, babagsak ako, o ang military, magsabi sila, “ayaw na namin.” Eh ‘di sige.

Pero huwag na lang ‘yung coup d’etat, madugo ‘yan. Kasi hindi rin talaga ako lalabas diyan sa opisina ko buhay. Patayin mo muna ako. Pero sige, three years, kayo hala dito. Huwag na lang tayo magpatayan. “I, general… kami na ngayon.” “O ‘di sige, ba-bye. Inyo na.” “O ‘di kayo sige, you solve the problem of the Philippines.” ‘Di ba ganon.

So, what does that mean to me? That is part of my destiny. Huwag ninyo akong takutin kasi para sa akin bigay ng Diyos ‘yan. Ang buhay ko. Pati ‘yung trabaho. [applause]

Ngayon, any time kunin niya sa akin ‘yan, then that is the part of the history of my presidency. So, forget about ‘yang ouster, ouster. Kasi pag ka mainit ang ulo ko na… Ang tingin ko sa inyo puro drug addict. Bang, bang, bang, bang…[laughter] Kita niyo ‘yung ganon. Mamili—

 

‘Yung iba siguro takutin ninyo ng ganon. Mahirap ‘yan. Palagay tayo ng… Sinasabi ko pa noon sa mga asawa ko. [laughter] Sagutin mo ako kasi ako ang matapang. Gwapo, ay questionable ‘yan. [laughter] Hindi naman tayo tisoy kagaya kay Senator Cayetano. Ordinaryo lang pero we have to do it right.

But what I can really assure you is that until the last drug pusher, until my God… Criminal… International crime, whatever is your name and the EU and all, until the last drug pusher is out of the streets, until the last drug lord kkkkkkk [laughter] then we will stop. [applause] Then I will declare that the war has ended. When? Until the last day of my term if it needs be.

Ganon ang istorya niya. Hindi ninyo ako naintindihan eh.

Kasi hindi ninyo sinusunod ang utak ko kasi hindi niyo ako kilala. That’s the problem. Hindi ako kilala ng mga elitista, mga oligarchs. Hindi naman ako kilala ng politiko. Do not threaten me. Susmaryosep.

Ano kung sabihin mo tuloy na ang lahat ng magaganda sa Pilipinas hindi na makalapit sa akin ay problema iyan ma’am. [laughter] So, gaganda ang buhay natin. In the fullness of God’s time, gaganda ang buhay natin by the grace of Allah. [applause] As-salamu alaykum sa aking mga kapatid. Gaganda iyan sigurado ako. [applause]

I give you my word. I give you my honor talagang malinis itong gobyernong ito. [applause and cheers] And crime has to stop so it will not bug the Filipino people — kung paano natin pagandahin ang bayan.

I’m 71. I do not even expect I could complete this whole — that’s too far away. Tatlong buwan lang tayo bakbakan na eh. So, but no more iyang umuwi kayo.

Kaya kayo ‘pag ka may nanghingi sa inyo nasa airport pa lang sampalin mo na kaagad. [laughter and applause] I will authorize you to use — huwag mo naman barilin kasi…[laughter] Galing man kayo sa labas. No more ‘yung bala-bala utot, kakainin mo ‘yan leche. [laughter]

Sabi ko kapag sinabi kong huwag ninyo akong hiyain, mga kasama ko sa gobyerno: huwag ninyo akong hiyain — do not put me to shame kasi talagang babanatan kita. Maniwala ka. Ay sus! Magtanong ka ng taga-Davao. [applause]

Iyong taga-Davao noong eleksyon ang sabi ko: Criminals go out of my city because if I find you here, I will kill you. That is a legitimate and valid statement. Sabi ko mga durugista, umalis kayo ‘pag hindi kayo umalis papatayin ko kayo. Iyong hindi umalis patay. [laughter]

Iyong iba, ay ewan ko karamihan ng problema nila sa Pilipino sa Malaysia kasi nandun ‘yung mga — pati sa Hong Kong. Eh di nag-expatan. Eh doon kayo sa ibang lugar, huwag sa Davao City.

So, look at Davao City, it was ahead of its time. I was just a — pumuputok pati ‘yung simbahan natin, airport. But because talagang hinawakan ko na medyo magulo but along the way — almost…Sabi ko nga sa speech ko: It will be a rough ride. Come and join me. Doon sa inaugural speech ko. So ibig sabihin madugo ito. Pero kung…Stand by my side. Ubusin natin ‘yang bad boys. Kasi ako kasi bad boy noon, graduate naman ako, good boy na ako ngayon.[laughter]  

O ngayon ito ha. Si Sonny Dominguez, kababata ko ito. Since Kindergarten valedictorian iyan, valedictorian. Pagdating sa high school second year, sipa ako. Siya patuloy ang valedictorian, valedictorian. Ako napunta ng Digos, Davao del Sur. P***** i** ang tagal. It took me seven years sa high school.

Sabi ‘nung nanay ko: “Rodrigo…” Teacher iyon eh, “wala ka na gyud pag-asa na 75, 75” Sabi ko, “Ma, tama na ‘yan. Basta makaakyat lang parang hagdan lang iyan eh.” [laughter] “Hindi ka naman kailangan na mag-95. Malayo…Mahulog ka pa diyan. Dahan-dahan lang.” My mother never really…What sad is that hindi niya ako naabutan sana na maging president. Ang tatay ko talagang matagal ng namatay. He left this universe talagang walang — sabi niya, “hanggang pantalan”…Bisaya iyan eh. Iyong that’s a cliché or idiom in Visayan, ‘pag sinabi “hanggang pantalan ka lang,” ibig sabihin ‘non kargador ka lang.

Sabi ng tatay ko, “Ikaw?” Hindi kami…He died hindi maganda ang relasyon namin. Hindi siya bilib sa akin, “Ikaw, pantalan ka lang.” [laughter] “Kargador, gusto mo?” Sabi ko, “basta bayaran lang ako, sige karga ako.” [laughter] “Okay naman ‘yan.” Kaya ‘yan 75, 75. Sino pa? Yasay, ka-roommate ko man ito. Ka-roommate kami sa Law school. UP siya Padre Faura, San Beda ako. Bright. Dureza, doon ako napunta sa high school na nandoon si Dureza. Naabutan ko siya, nauna pa siya graduate sa akin. [laughter] Anak ka, ano ba ito? Totoo. Dureza was a valedictorian pag-graduate. Puro ‘yan sila valedictorian si Defense Secretary Lorenzana. Alam mo hindi ko alam iyan.

Pastor Quiboloy is from — doon ipinanganak Cotabato City. Si Delfin na-assign noon sa…He brought in the second — one battalion Scout Ranger noon sa Davao, magulo. Tapos nagkilala kami because I was mayor kaya siya noong naghanap pakapa ako, valedictorian. Alam mo kung sino ang nagsabi sa akin? Pastor Quiboloy. Iyan ang valedictorian namin sa PMA, PMAer ito.

Bat puro valedictorian, valedictorian, good lawyer. Si General Esperon, he is my adviser sa national security. Pero tingnan mo, tingnan mo ang buhay, trabahante ko lahat. [laughter and cheers] ‘Di ba?

There is no secret actually. All you have to do maski naka-ano ka because — maski naka-ano ka, you have to have values in life. Maski ako ganito lang, sabi nila pumapatay eh iyon ang gusto mo eh. Sinabi ko na sa inyo hinto. Eh ginusto mo ‘yan. You have the free choice. Kaya itong mga taga — puta extrajudicial walang…I go beyond that. Hindi ako nagsasabi na patayin mo ‘yang si ang ating ambassador sinabi ko lang [laughter] Sinabi ko lang, magtrabaho kayo and give me a clean environment. Iyan ang order ko kay Bato, ‘yung PNP Chief.

Ito naman kasing yabang ko, bang bang bang bang [laughter] Tinawagan ko, “Bato, halika. Gusto mong…Gusto mo pa na matagal ka sa pwesto mo diyan?” “Oo, sir. Kasaba tayo, sir.” “Huwag ka masyadong mayabang unahan mo pa ang Presidente.” [laughter] Tumahimik ka diyan. Huwag mong kunin ‘yung istilo hindi mo pa panahon. Sige, pagkatapos tumakbo ka ng, back-upan kita. Akala mo mananalo iyan. Mag-ganun  ganun lang iyan ulit.

Pero by that time, you have to create the problem to react to it because if there is no problem, nothing to react to, so wala pa. That’s the reason why, you have to have a problem and you are the problem-solver but you have to create the problem. You do not solve the problem, you do not act as if there is no problem at all. Wala.

So, ganito lang ang panahon. I am just reacting to the problem. Eh kung wala ‘yang…Sabi ko nga, and you have also my word, six years ako, but if they can craft the Cab…Not the Cabinet but some…Iyong peace ano natin.

Nakipag-usap ako sa komunista. Nag-uusap na tayo ngayon sa Oslo. Dureza is really a jet lag guy. Pa-ganun-ganon ‘yan. Kailan ka dumating? Kahapon from—Pa-ganun-ganon siya. Sabagay, international celebrity na siya sa EU. Siya ‘yung tinatanggap ng EU. Siya ‘yung ti-ganon. Sige inyo na ‘yan si Dureza. Marami pa ako dito.

He’s handling the PR, goodwill ganon. Eh ako naman buga nang buga because I do not want…Eh ganon ako eh. Eh maski tanungin mo, buhay pa naman si President Arroyo, maski sa harap ni Presidente Arroyo ‘non. Because I was taken in ‘di ba, ginawa niya akong adviser o consultant noon public security.

Pag ka nandiyan kami sa loob, ipinapatawag kami tapos hindi kami nagkaintindihan ng mga general. Nagmumura ako eh. Nangialam… Kayo diyan eh.

So ganon lang ang bunganga ko, but I do not have… Wala akong ano, sa bayan lang ako. Kaya maski anong klaseng argument natin, huwag lang sana, if it is an issue of my country, talagang magka-problema tayo.

Kaya ‘yang drugs, it is not really an issue of drugs. It is the survival of the next generation. Kasi kung puro may tama ‘yan lahat… It starts with the family. Magse-separate talaga.

Prangkahan kita ha, ano pala ‘yun. Putulin ninyo ‘yan para hindi mag-abot ng Pilipinas. Hindi, huwag na lang mapapasubo pa kayo. It’s okay. ‘Yung ang pamilya talagang sasabog. It starts with the family, dysfunctional dahil ang anak mo problema magnakaw ng… That… Ipagbili ‘yung mga kotse ninyo. Hanggang wala na.

And one year, two years use of shabu — sabi nga ng Amerikano, sila man nagsabi — will shrink the brain of a human being. Now, how many of the Filipinos of the four million have their brains shrank already by shabu? Tanungin ko ang Human Rights.

You worry about the 3,000. Hindi nga niyo. Ha? Sabi 3,000. Let me ask you who was my 50th victim? Sinong pangalan? Babae o lalaki? Anong edad niya? Saan itinapon? Anong ginamit? Mahirap ‘yung ganon, you just make a sweeping statement tapos ipakulong mo ako. Buwang. [laughter]

Huwag mo akong takutin ng ganon. I have a… It is a… Sabi ko nga eh, kung totoo man, ikulong na ninyo ako. I do not mind. 71. How many years more? 5, 6, 7? Ay bakit, wala akong ambisyon mag-abot ng 80 ha. [laughter]

I will even ask God now. Please. Pagkatapos ko sa presidency, kung natanggal ako diyan, tapusin mo na ako. Kasi gusto ko ng magpunta sa nanay pati tatay ko kung nasaan sila.

Ganon lang ‘yan. Wala akong ambisyon diyan na. Actually tapos na ako. I can even see my life in front of me. I never lost an election since 1988. Wala na akong mahingi sa Diyos. Kaya ang hinihingi ko buhay ko na lang. ‘Pag masagana, hanggang makatapos ako sa trabaho.

Wala akong ambisyon. Pera? Susmaryosep. Wala, totoo. Wala akong fascinations. Maski noon pa. ‘Yang classmate kong ganyan. Tiis kaming lahat. Wala akong. Kotse, kotse, kagalkal.  Totoo. Binangga pa ni Yasay. [laughter]

Magka-roommate kami. Magka-roommate kami Yasay pati ako kaharap namin si Dulay ‘yung BIR pati Bebot Bello. Mga puro Ilokano ‘yan kami dito ano—Kaya ano ako eh, komportable kami. Dormitoryo eh. So I can manage well with every crowd sa Pilipinas.

Dulay na ‘yan, he’s very honest. Maski ‘nong taga-YMCA pa kami sa dormitoryo. Minsan Holy Week, so may PX doon, nakawan. So ninakaw namin ‘yung mga sigarilyo na maganda. Pagdating ng pulis, pag-report, naghanap ang pulis nagtanong. Meron… Bakit ‘yung lahat ng sigarilyo, pagtapon sigarilyo, itapon. Marami diyan ‘yung mga Winston and ‘yung imported. Ay siyempre… Ewan namin kung sino ang nagnakaw. Pero Dulay eh. Ayaw talaga ‘yan. Wala ‘yan. Bebot Bello.

So lahat kami nagta-trabaho. Do not place any premium sa amin position, wala ‘yan. Presidente. Ako… I have to. Kaya tawag lang niyo sa akin mayor because I have asked everybody, I’m not comfortable with President. Mayor, okay lang. Tawag… Hindi totoo. Do not call me President. I don’t like it. Mayor, mas… Kasi hindi nga ako…Sabihin ninyo, eh ‘yung Duterte ninyo hindi pang-Presidente ‘yan. O ‘di okay.

The issue is not really whether you like me or not as your President. The issue is graft and corruption, criminality, drugs, matapos ko lang ‘yan tatlo na ‘yan, maganda na ang bayan ko. Aangat na ‘yan. [applause]

Kaya bigyan po ninyo ako, there are so many issues now about my going to China, about my relation with the US. I am not picking a quarrel with anybody. I just wanted to be friends with all.

Then America maybe will understand it, but it takes time for them you know understand geopolitics where I find myself now in the matters of the issues global, sa business.

Then they want to put up another bank. Then you have this another body. At ang trio hindi miyembro, kasi pobre lang. Loko-lokohan ‘to, sabi ko. Tapos sa EU they want you to….Anong… Ewan ko kung pinirmahan. Pumirma ba tayo sa protocol? Sa gas emission?

Hindi ako pipirma diyan. Yawa na ‘yan. [laughter] Huwag mo akong limitahan kasi ratio and proportion eh, ganon. Hindi ka pwedeng magtaas because ang climate change kung bababa ganon rin. Anak ng…

You, the good industrial nations of the world, you spewed a lot of poison and gas all throughout these hundred years starting with your conquest sa Middle East.

You took advantage of the fat of the land ‘ika nga including the Philippines noon, 50 years and 400 years we suffered imperialism. Tapos ngayon, ganonin ninyo kami. Kayong umabot na, all along you poisoned the entire planet. And yet kami, hindi na kami makataas, so how can I… How can now I set-up itong mga industrial zones?

You have to approach it in a very idealistic way. It could not based sa a binding treaty if it does not work to the best interest of my country. O kayo ‘yan diyan ano… Alam naman natin pag…

When did we ever improve? Almost stagnant nga tayo eh. So we have to, we have to push talagang… And the only way to do it is really push forward. The only move, the only forward move that we can make is mag-umpisa sa gobyerno ninyo. Mag-umpisa talaga. [applause] Huwag kayo.

Sabi ko sa airport, una pa lang gustong humingi…Sabihin mo, sabi ni Duterte sampalin ka raw. Tapos sampalin, tawagan mo ako. Totoo. Pakita ko sa inyo paano magsipa ng tao sa publiko. Eh ako ganoon eh. Talagang magsisipa ako ng tao.

Sabi nila, Duterte hindi na manalo ‘yan kasi nanampal. Eh, kung ayaw… Kung gusto ng Diyos, ‘di wala na. O pagkatapos ng ano, gusto ng Diyos.

Kaya huwag ninyo akong sisihin. Kung gusto ninyo, may galit kayo, gusto ninyong sigawan, sigawan ninyo ang Diyos. Kasi ang Diyos naglagay sa akin dito.[applause]

Okay. So, you all believe in God. Ako naman is… Well, ako, ang pamilya even my son married a Maranao and mother, pati Tausug ang tatay niya. Kind of mixed in my, mga apo ko. Half of the line there is, are all Moro. It’s either Tausug or Maranao.

Ako, but I really believe in God. So God says that in the fullness of God’s time what he prophesied for this nation, the Philippines, will be realized.

So with that, with that promise of God, hindi ‘yan akin. Ako, utusan ninyo ako. I will work to what strictly in accordance with what God wanted me. Kasi nga ang pagka-presidente ko destiny. It’s a miracle to me. So he wants me to improve my country, stop corruption and make the lives of the Filipinos comfortable.

Maraming salamat po.

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