President’s supporter has an urgent message for Mr. Duterte
An avid supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte has posted on his Facebook wall an open letter to express his frustration and disappointment over the Chief Executive’s pronouncements and actions.
The supporter, who had figured in arguments with friends critical of the President (and who requested Inquirer not to mention his name for this story) this time addressed Mr. Duterte:
“We all know how hard the international community and the press have been on you. And while most of us are still with you on your program against crime and lawlessness, your impulsiveness and quick temper have made it very, very hard on those of us who voted for you to justify your actions. Enough is enough.
“We can only do so much to rationalize your actions without making ourselves look like fanatics who are only too willing to look the other way whenever you act like a thug. What happened to your promise to stop, at the very least, swearing like a sailor?
“Act like a President, Mr. Duterte, with dignity and self-control. We don’t need to hear the colorful language and gestures that threaten to alienate us from the world.
“Shut the f**k up and get on with your programs. It is all we expect of you. And hopefully, in the end, it is those actions meant to uplift the Filipino that you will be remembered for.”
On the other hand, a Duterte fan has issued a public apology for having supported him during the elections, but now regrets everything by citing the President’s promises and what he’s been actually doing.
Meanwhile, two other Duterte supporters told the Inquirer that they feel anxious each time the President shoots his mouth, and are now skeptical about the country’s future under his administration. One of them added that he fears Mr. Duterte will self-destruct sooner than later. TVJ
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