“Every Filipino is entitled to criticize me as a matter of right. A general, a school dean, the academe, the UP (University of the Philippines) students, the garbage collector, the military men, the police, wala akong ano niyan (I don’t have a problem with that) because I choose to be elected by the people,” Duterte said.
“And if I fall short of their expectations and they begin to be disappointed, discontent, or whatever, they have every right for I may have failed them in my promises. Kaya okay sa akin ‘yan (That’s why that’s fine with me),” he added.
Duterte also said that he can give the people the streets of Manila and suspend classes so people can air their grievances more freely.
“Kaya mo akong murahin. Sige okay lang. Mga estudyante ((You can curse me, that’s okay. Even the students). Why, you can even ask for two weeks. I’ll give you the streets of Manila. I’ll declare a two-week vacation ahead. Sige (Go ahead),” he said.
“What’s the principle behind? It’s because you’re the one paying my salary. If you are not satisfied or feel that you are… o ‘di murahin mo ako (then curse me out),” he added.
"The public is welcome to criticize me and my policies" - Duterte
4/ 5Oleh BNP Correspondent