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President Duterte’s international debut may have been marred by some missteps but the Palace assured the nation he would not lead the country astray.
Presidential communications assistant secretary Ana Marie Banaag said the President would continue to work hard to do what’s best for the country.
“Sa ating mga kababayan, huwag po kayong mangamba, at tulungan po natin. Let’s trust our President for all that he wants for our country because he only wants the best,” Banaag said in a radio interview.
Banaag is also optimistic that the President’s critics would also soon appreciate his hard work on promoting the safety and welfare of the Filipino people.
“He is so loved in Davao. And I’m sure in time – sa mga nagdu-duda pa rin – I’m sure you would realize na somehow he know he is trying to direct as to where he wants us to go,” she said.
The Palace official made the remarks after the President’s debut on the world stage was hounded by his conflict with US President Barack Obama over human rights concerns.
The two leaders reportedly clashed over the drug crackdown in the Philippines at the regional summit in Laos.
Obama reportedly called on Duterte to conduct the anti-drug campaign “the right way” to avoid getting innocent people hurt. (GENALYN D. KABILING)