• Duterte apologizes to CJ Sereno

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    President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized  to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno following his “harsh” statement against her.

    “I would apologize to the Chief Justice for the harsh words, it was never intended,” Duterte said in a news conference in Davao City late Thursday night.

    Duterte previously threatened to declare Martial Law in the Philippines in response to Sereno’s letter airing concerns over the President’s move to name judges allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in the country.

    The President reiterated that it’s his job as Chief Executive to  inform the public of their problems “so they may avoid harm and danger.”

    “Because of the magnitude of the drug problem, it was my way of solving the problem within the ambit of my power as President,” the President said.

    “Who wants to destroy a person? Is that the duty of the President to ruin people’s reputation? That’s a folly. I have a sworn duty to tell you to be wary of your neighbor who’s a drug addict,” he added.

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    1. David Michael Meyer on

      The President to my mind –Is a man who has a mission –This mission is to get rid of corruption –Perhaps he is a bit over zealous and not diplomatic enough ..But the crimes and the corruption –have not been curbed by a softly softly approach in the past.
      .A brave leader is needed to take the Philippines out of the Quagmire –and back to the pearl of the orient –That it once was .

      ..Perhaps he does over step the mark …But i feel he is getting the point across
      David M Meyer (Phd..Psych}