Duterte asks Tondo 'Tiis, tiis ng konti'
President Rodrigo Duterte after his oath as the 16th President of the country on Thursday, he visited Tondo, Manila and welcomed by the residents.
During the Solidarity Dinner with the Poor in Delpan Sports Complex, Duterte said that he will not flinch to the problem of the Philippines, but also noted a need to help them in his program through patience a little.
“Ayaw ko kayong biguin at ako naman hindi mahilig diyan sa promise-promise. Pag nagbitaw ako ng salita, ‘yun na ‘yun,” Duterte said.
Duterte also thanked the people of Tondo the support given to him last May 9 elections.
Duterte got 320,000 votes in Manila where 115,000 votes were from the people of Tondo. Also told the newly elected president that anyone can enter Malacañang, especially the poor.
“Maski saan mo bilangin, maski dito sa Tondo, wala ako ni isang lider kundi kayo. Kayo mismo ang tumanggap sa akin,” he said.
Duterte demanded that those who's involved in the illegal drugs should change because since his campaign he already warned criminals and he expressed his concerns to the family, with regards to his warnings.
“Kaya kayong mga droga, tapos na ako nag-warning ‘nong eleksyon. Kung anong mangyari sa inyo, makinig kayong lahat, baka kapatid mo ‘yan, asawa mo, kaibigan mo, anak mo, ipapasabi ko na sa inyo, walang sisihan. Sinabi ko na sa inyong huminto kayo. Ngayon, pag may mangyari ho sa kanila, ginusto nila ‘yan. Ginusto nila,” Duterte said.
“Kung ‘yung asawa mo naman adik, wala naman ginagawa kung hindi kumain ng hindi niya gastos; nagnanakaw, nagho-hold up para sa droga. Hindi kaya mabuti na lang tatapusin na natin ang purgatoryo nila. Tama,?” he added.