Duterte’s Christmas message: The Philippines is still lucky

Dec. 24, 2015

DAVAO CITY – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he hopes every Filipino to have a “merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.”

In a video posted on Youtube on Tuesday, the presidential candidate said “the world is on fire, everywhere.” But he added that the country is “still lucky”.

“I’d like to make a report that the Philippines is still lucky we are peaceful here and we are trying to fix our lives,” he said.

“It’s Christmas season and I would like to greet every Filipino, wherever you are, everywhere, be it in the Philippines or outside a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year,” said Duterte.

Duterte added that he himself “would work for a better Philippines.”

“Hindi ko alam kung saan ang swerte ko dadating (I don’t know where my luck would be). But I’d like to assure every Filipino again, everywhere that we will strive to make this country peaceful and productive and may the season bring us joy and happiness,” said Duterte.

As of 5:40 pm the 1:13-long video has 1,864 views and 50 shares in Facebook.  (davaotoday.com)

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