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Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the closing ceremony of the national ROTC summit and 1st Presidential Silent Drill Competition (first part)

December 20, 2019

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea; Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana; Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and the other members of the Cabinet; Senator Bong Go; Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko”; AFP Chief of Staff General Noel Clement and the major service commanders; the officers and enlisted personnel and civilian employees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; invited guests; mga mahal kong kababayan. I am pleased with the efforts of the Presidential Management Staff and the Presidential Security Group, their partners for spearheading the First Presidential Silent Drill Competition. It is just fitting that we hold this maiden event as the Armed Forces of the Philippines concludes the National ROTC Summit that showcases the gallantry, bravery and spirit of volunteerism of young men and women all over the country. Let me break from the prepared speech. Kayo bang mga bata at mga magulang, do not ever --- you know, this is our only country. At hanggang ngayon there are people who are terrorists trying to destroy our way of life. Kayong mga bata, huwag kayong magpadala diyan sa mga ideolohiya na barat. Dumaan na kami diyan. I was one of those. Pero later on, I realized that nothing else would be good except to have law and order and one government. Alam mo, they promised anything and everything including --- sumasali sa gobyerno and then sa bidding, papers towards a coalition government. Hindi mangyari ‘yan sa buhay ng ating bayan. Hindi talaga ako papayag kailanman. [applause] Let me especially commend the winners and participants of the Competition as well as those who joined the Summit. Well, of course PMA won, my congratulations. But I’d like the others we have --- well and more of this in the days to come. Alam mo ganito ‘yan eh. I was inspired when I went to China. Kasi every sundown, meron silang drill. A drill before the flag is lowered. And people congregate every afternoon to see the drill performed by the different units assigned for that day. I want it done every day. May magtingin man o wala, do it for the country. I want you to go into a sort of an activity to honor Rizal at ang ating bayan. Do it and I order it every day. It will be spearheaded by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and those who’d like to participate. And I pay well. It is not because binabayaran ko kayo. But to give you an incentive to perform well before the public. Sabi ko kung may manuod maganda, kung wala just do it because I might just be there in the corner to watch it. And I feel proud of my soldiers and my policemen. And that is why… [applause] I will never compromise the way of life of the Filipinos. It might not really be the perfect one. Alam mo, mali dito, mali doon. Me, I have my faults, plenty. But never, never about money. Ibang bagay siguro. These undertakings highlight the importance of the ROTC Program in [inculcating] in the hearts of young Filipinos critical values for nation-building such as perseverance, discipline, excellence, leadership, and loyalty and patriotism. Alam mo, isa akong tamad na tao. I hate to wake up each Saturday to go into a training sa ROTC. But now I realized na importante ito. Meron tayong pumasok na sundalo talaga. At walang ginawa nag-aral 24 oras kung paano pumatay, paano --- you know, kill the enemy and all sorts of things. Pero kulang ito sila. In a total outbreak, itong mga ‘to, nandoon sa frontline at hindi mo malaman kung maubos ito sa isang bomba lang o isang machine gun. We have to have a reserved force which can be mobilized anytime. Kaya ‘yung mag-lead ng mga ROTC pati civilians, kayo. Or if you want that --- to go into real being soldiers. But alam mo sila nag-aral ito pagka-sundalo, professional. Tayo naman, nag-aral tayo ng pagka --- AB, abogado. Kailangan tayo na kumuha ng ROTC, undergo the training kasi alam mo, pagdating ng panahon, alam mo magkasa ng Armalite, alam mo mag-dismantle kung masira, at alam mong bumaril. Even the discipline, alam ko na napipika ka, sigaw-sigawan ka. But take it that’s part of life, the training. What I like is ‘pag dumaan kayo ng ROTC, meron kayong respect of authority, echelon as it goes higher and discipline. ‘Yun ‘yung mga bata na ayaw, hayaan ninyo ‘yan. So there will always be a time for an accounting in this country.   ‘Pag nagkagulo ito, kung hindi nila malaman saan sila pumunta, problema nila ‘yan. Problema nila ‘yan. Kayong kumuha ng ROTC religiously, pero maging doctor ka, engineer, abogado. Because hindi naman pwede na pumunta ka ng PMA tapos ang gusto ng tatay mo, para maganda ang buhay ma-doctor ka rin kagaya ng tatay mo. Kagaya ng tatay ko, naging abogado at ang anak ko si Inday naging abogada. Ganun ‘yan. So you cannot go to the PMA and become a full-fledged soldiers only because then your parents might have other plans for you. Maging doctor ka kagaya ng tatay mo. In the meantime, since you cannot go to the PMA for that, merong ROTC. I urge you to learn. Maski maghawak lang man ng baril o to call a --- an assembly of men to fight for the country. -more- 

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ELATED BY SEA GAMES SUCCESS, PRESIDENT DUTERTE VOWS FULL SUPPORT TO FILIPINO ATHLETES

December 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has promised to fully support Filipino athletes following their successful campaign in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. In a speech during the recognition of the SEA Games medalists in Malacañang Wednesday, the President said the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) pledged P100 million for the training of athletes who will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Chief Executive said he will talk to lawmakers to give the athletes additonal benefits particularly the grant of allowances while training. “So I have another 100 million para… But ‘yan lang, I’m very strict about money and I am very strict about money and kailangan talaga --- must be accounted up to the last centavo,” he said of Pagcor’s commitment. “Wala akong ibigay ‘yang pera. Hindi man atin ‘yan eh. Hindi akin ‘yan. So ibigay ko ‘yan. And for the good and the interest of our country.” The President said he is proud of the Filipino athletes, praising them for reigning over their neighbors in Southeast Asia. “The blood, sweat and tears that you have shed to earn this prestigious recognition is truly inspiring,” he noted. “I thus take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who played an integral part in its success. This outcome serves as a testament to the great things we can achieve when we work together.” The President is hopeful that the milestone lights the torch for the nation’s renaissance in athletic glory encouraging everyone to continue supporting Filipino athletes who embody excellence, superiority and teamwork. And through the distinct brand of Filipino resilience and determination to succeed, the diligence of the country’s organizing committee officials and partners, technical teams and the athletes, the hosting the 30th SEA Games became a success, according to the President. The Philippines won 149 golds, 117 silvers, and 121 bronzes to claim the overall title in the biennial tournament held in the country for the fourth time. Almost P79-milion cash incentives were also given to SEA Games medalists. According to RA 10699, a gold medalist athlete will receive P300, 000, P150, 000 for silver medalist and P60,000 for bronze. President Duterte was assisted by Executive Salvador Medialdea, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Cong. Bambol Tolentino, Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chairman and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go during the distribution of cash incentives. PND

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First KMME summit in the region highlights MSME competitiveness

December 18, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Misamis Occidental in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship gathered mentee graduates from the 5 batches of Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) program to gear them up for Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises (MSME) competitiveness during the KMME Summit held last December 5, 2019 at Royal Garden Hotel, Ozamiz City. The summit was intended for the mentees to earn new learnings and insights to further improve their businesses and to build a great network and strong linkages. DTI-MisOc Provincial Director Jane Marie Tabucan shared that the summit “was realized as a shared aspiration to make growth truly inclusive and felt by the KMME mentees or graduates.”  The summit featured 3 sessions that covered governance, digitalization, and access to markets. The first session focused on facilitating the ease of doing business. The session defined the role of government in fostering a convergence mindset in facilitating the ease of doing business and creating and nurturing entrepreneurs built on a multi-stakeholder approach.   The panelists were Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta; Ozamiz City Administrator, Atty. Daniel Macalino; Provincial Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Council chairperson Elvira Tan; and Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry representative Pershing Tan-Queto, Jr. It was moderated by Michael Amores, Head Coach of the Local Coaches Circle-Misamis Occidental.  The second session, entitled “Driving MSMEs to digital transformation,” invited industry expert Jae-Mar Arenque, Functional Consultant of Highly Succeed Inc. Arenque presented various digital platforms and how it can transform businesses by adding value to the existing products of MSMEs and expand their market share at a reduced cost.  The series of sessions ended with Seizing Market Opportunities. The discussion tackled ways of tapping new markets and how branding, social connections, and data science matter in sustaining markets.  The panelists for the final session were Clarke Nebrao, chairperson and president of the Association of Laguna Food Processors and mentor of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship; Christopher Ursais, store manager of Puregold Ozamiz; Maria Lynetta Rosal, receiving head of Gaisano Ozamiz; and Jungie Hernandez, store manager of Robinsons Ozamiz. It was the first summit held in the province and the region. (DTI-10)

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PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE RECOGNITION OF THE 2019 SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES MEDALISTS

December 18, 2019

You don’t know what progression is. And that’s a problem. That is why in the United States and all over the world, it is the progression of the contamination.   Kaya mabuti pa itong kriminal, patayin mo ‘di tapos na. Mga g*** kayo tapos ako pa ang kulungin ninyo. Buang. [laughter and applause] Nagta-trabaho na nga ako dito na --- tapos ako pa ang ikulong ninyo. Buti itapon ko kayo diyan sa Pasig. [laughter]   Because you do not use your --- just your common sense. It does call for anything.   It simply requires you to think and think hard. Pagka wala na ang asawa kung saan… The easiest way is to go to a --- maraming recruitment. Isa pa ‘yan. Bantay kayo. ‘Yung recruitment… Pagka hindi… Isali ko kayo diyan sa durugista.   You’re destroying the country, sending Pilipinas na walang papel. Alam mo when they go to the Middle East, they are transported from one place to another and they end up in the slave markets of Africa.   Kaya marami na Pilipina, napakasakit isipin na hindi na makauwi at hindi na ninyo narinig kailanman. Mga…   Kaya ‘yan ang produkto ng… And you know nakikita mo ‘yung mga Pilipina doon, for those who are not really protected, tumatalon na lang sa bintana. Basta na lang tumatakbo sa bintana. Why? Because there are some tribes in the Middle East na ‘pag ikaw ay slave o bayad ka, you work for them. Rape is part of the territory. Naintindihan ninyo?   Alam ko ‘yan kasi pumunta ako doon. May tatlong taga-Davao na kinuha ko kasi nagbibigay ng rosaryo. I have not against Islam. My mother is a Maranao, a mestiza Maranao. Pero alam mo, you do that today… Hayaan lang tutal ako, ang ako --- bunganga, hanggang bunganga man lang ako. Wala man namatay niyang p***** i** maski…   Sabihin, “P****** i** mo patayin kita.”  O hanggang diyan lang man ‘yan. Pero minsan… [laughter] Eh sinabi na sa inyong huwag eh. Huwag is huwag.   My province --- kayong mga taga-Davao, kita naman ninyo, [unclear]. We are progressing. It’s clean. It’s modern. Although its traffic is horrible. It’s because we… When I was a mayor, [unclear] ‘pag huwag, huwag. Ang mahirap rito eh.   So that’s why we have to seek sanctuary in the many human activities, sports. Kaya sabi ko mabuti’t na lang… Well, we can --- we can… Ako, I’ll try to --- to talk things over with Congress. ‘Yung allowance ninyo. Dapat ‘yung pagkain libre na. ‘Yung allowance ninyo, allowance na ninyo ‘yan. You do not have to… [applause]   Siguro isang atleta mag-training, magkano ang allowance? Mga 250,000 a month. Okay na siguro ‘yan? [cheers and applause]   Holdapin (hold-up) ko pa ‘yung sarili nating bangko. [laughter] Well, anyway ganito ‘yan. We will try to raise the money. I heard --- Alan says that you have --- we’re giving one million? One hundred --- one hundred million? For the Olympic? Ma’am, pwede tayong magdagdag? One million?   [cheers and applause]   The lady here, she’s a very good lawyer. She used to be the immigration officer. She’s Andrea Domingo. [applause] Mahiyain. Kaya nag-commit na siya, although hindi kaagad. Pwede --- pwede mo bang i-spread ‘yan as the training…   So I have another 100 million para… [applause] But ‘yan lang, I’m very strict about money and I’m very strict about money and kailangan talaga --- must be accounted up to the last centavo.

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Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the recognition of the 2019 SEA Games Medalists (second part)

December 18, 2019

Mahirap talaga. Ako, tanungin niyo ako, someday you’ll become politician? Gusto ninyong magtakbo ng Presidente? Huwag. Huwag. Huwag, huwag talaga. Wala kang… Basta ako huwag --- wala kayong… Unless you want to steal and get rich and become overnight billionaire. But if it is only your patriotism, well, just like me ang nagpa-iwan sa akin is my love for country. That’s why I am very strict about drugs, corruption and everything. [applause] Pag-usapan na lang natin itong droga. [Gutom na ba kayo? Magkasya ‘yang pagkain natin diyan? Marami?] [laughter] Kay ang mga Cabinet member lang bale tig-dadalawang tao ito. [laughter] Ewan ko ang appetite ng atleta. Tignan mo si ES. [laughter]   Iyong the only reason why I am very almost brutal and cruel in my --- well in so many ways --- is because I love this country. I love all of you. [applause] I want your generation when you become the fathers and mothers. Alam mo kung magkaroon ka kaya ng problema kagaya ngayon, ay anak ng… That’s why I am trying my very best na ubusin kong patayin itong mga p****** i**** ‘to. [laughter and applause]   Nakikinig man buong bayan pero totoo talaga ‘yan. Do not destroy my country. Do not destroy the youth of the land. Iyon ‘yung pag-asa namin. Ngayon kung p** --- magsige kayo sabwag diyan, sabwag is to ‘yung nagtatapon. Eh paano --- saan kami magkuha ng ganito ngayon? Mabuti’t may marami pa ngayong… Baka balang-araw ni isang event wala na tayong mapanalunan. Ang swimming siguro natin baka malumos pa papunta doon sa finish line. [laughter]   You know I am telling the drug lords, both aliens, foreigners and Filipinos: Do not do it because I will really kill you. [applause] Papatayin talaga kita. Eh ‘yang human rights hindi naintindihan ang papel nila sa… For every dead carcass there na kriminal, tingnan mo naman kung ilan ang nasira na buhay niya. You know makinig na lang kayo tutal ano lang --- tutal nandiyan naman naghihintay naman… You know ‘pag ang tatay bumagsak, the entire family collapses.   Hindi lang isa itong human rights --- kayong mga gunggong kayo makinig p****** i** ninyo. [laughter] Makinig kayo. Itong mga --- they are criminals, may kasalanan na, then you grieve for their blood. Hindi mo naman tinitignan na itong mga ‘to ‘pag bumagsak ang tatay, wala ng pagkain, wala ng eskwela. At itong nanay maglayas na ‘to kasi hindi na siya maka-communicate --- communicate with the husband. So communication is broken down.   So itong mga anak sometimes ‘yung iba will go to prostitution maski bata pa. Iyong iba maging adik na rin, maging distributor. It compounds the problem and it progresses --- parang progression ng Algebra ‘yan kung hindi ka… Ah puro bobo ‘tong mga puti na ito.

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Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the recognition of the 2019 SEA Games Medalists (first part)

December 18, 2019

Kindly sit down. Salamat.   I’d like to acknowledge the presence of Alan Peter Cayetano --- he’s with us --- and the honorable members of the House of Representatives; Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea; Senator Bong Go; Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, yes sir; Senator Francis Tolentino; Senator Ronald dela Rosa; members Senate Committee on Sports; officials of the Philippine Sports Commission led by Mr. William Ramirez; our proud athletes and coaches of the 30th Southeast Asian Games; other invited guests; ladies and gentlemen.     Before I… This would… Because medyo mahaba tayo kanina eh. [laughter] Itong isang paa ko laylay na. [laughter and applause] Kakasemplang ko lang sa motor. But you know sa harap ng mga athletes na grit and ano, walang sakit-sakit. [applause] Akala ko talaga kanina mahimatay na ako. P****** i**. [laughter]   You know before I begin to read my speech, I’d like to just greet everybody --- thank you everybody sa lahat ng --- any Filipino connected in the success story of the Asian Games.   And we thank God. It was really a windfall. Alam mo noong unang panahon sa England, lahat ng mga kahoy, lahat ng --- ang may-ari ang mga earl, mga duke. Walang ang mga tao doon --- wala silang makuhang pati pang-firewood nila during the winter. But sometimes may thunderstorm, ang mga kahoy nababali, nag-collapse then para sa --- in the usual practice was para sa tao na ‘yon. So they call it a windfall. Papasalamat ‘yung mga slaves noon na merong windfall. Malakas na hangin at maraming kahoy naputol. Dito sa atin, it was a windfall for the Philippines. And you know for the first time I was really proud iyang medyo… [applause]   Noon sa amin athlete kami wala mang manalo maski… Hindi nga ako naka-bronze maski tansan wala. [laughter] Tansan ng Coke, wala. I am deeply honored to be in the presence of our athletes who have emerged victorious in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games held in our country. Your triumph showcases the athleticism and sporting prowess of our people to our neighbors in Southeast Asia. Alam mo malaking bagay ito sa akin. Whenever we meet in the ASEAN, taas noo ako kasi… [applause] Sabihin ko, ano ba ‘yang mga athletes ninyo mahina man. [laughter] The blood, sweat… Ako pa naman mayabang, suplado. The blood, sweat and tears that you have shed to earn this prestigious recognition is truly inspiring.   I am really very happy to no end. Gusto kong sumigaw palagi sa bahay, dito pati sa Davao. Nagtataka ‘yung dito sumisigaw. Siguro naloko na sa trabaho niya diyan sa Malacañan. [laughter]     -more-         Reply allReplyForward

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