Quotes from President Duterte’s third SONA

Published July 23, 2018, 6:01 PM

by AJ Siytangco

Here are quotes from President Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address:

President Duterte (MANILA BULLETIN)
President Duterte

– The war against illegal drugs is far from over.

– Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives.

– Human rights to me means giving Filipinos a decent and dignified future.

– Our improved relationship with China does not mean we will waiver our commitment with the West Philippine Sea.

The protection of the environment must be top priority.

Do not just give me taxes…give me what should be given to my countrymen.

– I am a worker of government and it is my vow to make sure that your [OFWs] well-being remains our foremost foreign policy concern.

– I’ve always believed that no matter how well-intentioned a leader is, if he lacks political will to do what needs to be done, they can only end up a failure and a hopeless dreamer.

– As a government worker, I promise to do whatever it takes to give Filipinos a comfortable life, fighting powerful interests and making sacrifices, my obligation is to promote the greatest good for the greatest number.

-To me, war is not an option. We have seen the horror.

-I worry about the future because I know what crimes can do to the youth of this country if it is not stopped.

-TRAIN is already helping the poor families and senior citizens to cope with rising prices.

-Strong political determination, not political ambition is the guiding light.

-I promise to give Filipinos a comfortable life even if it means fighting interests.