Pres. Duterte‘s third SONA has ended, and it’s his shortest to date. He spoke for a total of 47 minutes and 55 seconds, without cussing. (It’s a Christmas miracle, you guys.) But throughout his speech, there were moments that made many people go, “Huh? What?” Mostly because Duterte seemed like he’s contradicting his previous statements and stances.
If you didn’t catch the SONA, here are some of his remarks.
It’s not a real term. We checked.
“If your concern is human rights, mine is human life.”
Duterte said this after saying that the war on drugs will be “relentless and chilling,” possibly hinting that suspected drug pushers will still be killed. Concerned for human life, huh?
“Corruption must stop”
Oh, you realized that NOW? What about the ones still leeching off our government?
“I value friendship, make no mistake about it, but it has its limits. This is a lonely place I am in… Don’t make it lonelier. It pains me, the loss of friendships.”