“THEY want to oust me,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he slammed his critics in Metro Manila anew at a Christmas party in Davao where he sang his heart out and found solace among the members of the local media and his staunch hometown supporters.
The President told his exclusive guests his detractors in Manila did not like his penchant for talking tough unlike the Davao City folks.
“Nung kasama tayo, nakita nyo ako, hanggang ngayon mayor (pa rin) ako magsalita. Di gusto ng taga Maynila yan, binabakbakan ako kasi bastos. They want to oust me,” Duterte told members of the media in Davao City, where he was mayor for 22 years before he was elected the country’s 16th president.
In his speech he told his audience about the firecracker ban that he implemented in Davao City which people then thought was impossible but was eventually done to cut incidence of deaths and injuries from firecrackers.
Later, the President crooned his favorite song, Martin Nievera’s “Ikaw,” and “Balud sa Kapalaran.”
Earlier Duterte also belted out songs at the Christmas party in Malacanang Palace here in Manila Tuesday night.