5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte’s Inauguration Speech

It’s a new day and we all welcome the Philippines’ 16th President, Rodrigo Duterte. All eyes and ears were present during his oath taking, giving attention to all of the preparations, guests, food, first family and most of all his speech. Though there had been clamor during his previous television appearances and interviews, the oath taking went smoothly and his speech was really something that we wanted to hear. Here are some of the quotes that we loved from his 16-minute speech:

5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte’s Inauguration Speech

5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte's Inauguration Speech

“No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve”

5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte's Inauguration Speech

Malasakit. Tunay na Pagbabago. Tinud-anay nga Kausaban (Compassion. Real change.)” – these are words which catapulted me to the presidency. These slogans were conceptualized not for the sole purpose of securing the votes of the electorate. “Tinud-anay nga kabag-uhan. Mao kana ang tumong sa atong pang-gobyerno (Real change. This is the direction of our government).”

5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte's Inauguration Speech

“Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished – these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalize as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines.”

5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte's Inauguration Speech

“I now ask everyone, and I mean everyone, to join me as we embark on this crusade for a better and brighter tomorrow.”

5 Quotable Quotes from President Rodrigo Duterte's Inauguration Speech

“Why am I here? Hindi kasali ito diyan (This is not part of my speech). The past tense was, I am here because I love my country and I love the people of the Philippines. I am here, why? Because I am ready to start my work for the nation.”

Photos Credits: Malacañang Photo Bureau






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