No Duterte press cons for now, says aide
DAVAO CITY—President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will not hold any press conferences for now, according to his executive assistant.
“Sa ngayon wala munang press con para walang mali,” Christopher “Bong” Go said in an ambush interview here on Friday.
This was to avoid misinterpretation of the incoming President’s statements, said Go.
All interviews and statements of Duterte, he said, would be coursed through the People’s Television (PTV4) network.
“Lahat ng statement idadaan muna sa state-owned station,” he said.
Duterte’s decision came amid heavy criticisms after he issued an appalling statement on journalist killings and justified whistling at a female reporter during a press conference in this city as “freedom of expression.”
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