In order to put the country in order, the strongman President Rodrigo Duterte admitted in public that he is a dictator.
In his speech in in front of the former communist rebels in Malacañang he said in Bisaya, “If you say dictator, I will be dictator. Because if I will not be a dictator, nothing will happen to this country,”
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) February 9, 2018
Yes mga ka DDS. Dapat maging diktador si Tatay Digong para tuloy ang ligaya natin. At para di na siya mapalitan… https://t.co/wQ8mDKe6mM
— jipahilga (@jipahilga) February 9, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte's this is what i am talking about dictator, it is you who establish the rule of law, not the commanders https://t.co/QVOhuUceGD
— geo (@brownnoses) January 29, 2018
He added, “I had to. Besides you have chosen me as your President. Why won’t you follow me when my dreams are all for you?”
In previous speeches, Duterte had denied that he was turning into a dictator just like the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.