‘In case you ask where I am, I’m here,‘ Duterte tells residents of storm-hit Surigao del Sur
MANILA, Philippines — “I came here to you in case you ask where I am. I’m here,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in his pre-recorded briefing that aired on Monday to explain his presence in Surigao del Sur after it was hit by Tropical Storm Auring.
[Original statement in Filipino: “Pinupuntahan ko lang kayo kung magtanong kayo kung nasaan ako, nandito ako.”]
Duterte responded to critics questioning his supposed inaction by saying the government was on top of the situation.
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