Love of country motivates President Duterte to continue to pursue a no-nonsense approach to criminality and illegal drugs despite criticisms even from the international community.
The Chief Executive said he is not worried of the negative perception and criticisms he has been getting from other nations as he emphasized that is acting for the welfare of the nation and the Filipinos.
Bounded by his presidential duties, Duterte said he is determined to solve the crisis the way he needs to and within the country’s limited resources no matter what the international community says.
“I have a problem here. So, I will solve it with my limited resources the way I want it,” he said.
“I am not worried about the international community, because I am not the President of international countries. I am the President of the Republic of the Philippines, and I must solve decisively this problem. Or else, the 3,700,000 (drug addicts and drug pushers) will compromise the next generation of Filipinos,” he said.
Duterte stressed that it is the welfare of the country and its people that worries him, not the international community.
“I am invoking sovereignty. No interference. We never interfered in anybody’s business,” he said.
“Let us understand reality first before we go to the ideal theories of human rights and everything,” Duterte added. (Elena L. Aben)