10 Favorite Lines From The Duterte Manifesto
This book is for real. Apparently.
(SPOT.ph) President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is said to be the president of many firsts—first from Mindanao, first from local to national office, and first self-declared socialist president, among others. He's also probably the first president who's always in the news, not just because he's the soon-to-be-leader of the nation but because of the, er, vulgarity and incessant cursing in his speeches and press statements. Sometimes, all we can do is scratch our heads or laugh with him.
Imagine our surprise when, while browsing the neighborhood bookstore, we came across this book entitled The Duterte Manifesto. Reportedly released only on June 27, the book claims to, among other things, summarize in 10 points what Duterte is all about.
Here are some of our favorite lines:
"Wala ho akong Wharton School of Economics. Ang kaya ko lang ho ay Watson, dun ho ako namimili ng mga sabon, pang-kilikili, pang-ano sa ears."
"You think it's easy? E di kayo na ang mag-Presidente!"
"Puro kayo reklamo, e matuto kayong sumunod. Sumunod kayo, kundi, patayin ko talaga kayo."
"Pag nalaman ko na you're into it and doing nothing, I will replace everybody there sa police, at sasabihin ko sa pulis: Pag hindi nyo napatay 'yang Mayor nyo, ikaw ang papatayin ko."
"Papipiliin kita: barilin ko ang b*** mo, i-preso kita o kainin mo ang upos ng sigarilyo mo?"
"To my friends and relatives, I love you, but you can't ask any favor from me. Don't use me as your leverage."
"Life in the universe won't really last that long. But the universe itself is forever. And we are always a part of that universe. You know, recycled tayong lahat e. When you die, and you become an atom particle, then you are thrown away back to the wind."
"Sinabi mo, gawin mo. Pag di mo napanindigan 'yan, ay...Patay--kang. Bata. Ka."
"Itaga n'yo yan kung saan n'yo gustong itaga! Wala akong pakialam. Basta gagawin ko ang trabaho ko."
"I believe in love, yes. Forever, nah."
The Duterte Manifesto is available at National Book Store.