Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte’s inaugural address was Positive, Short but Powerful.
Senator Richard Gordon thought President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration was one of the best” he has seen in its simplicity, complementing the country’s new leader for “reassuring” words in his first address as the Philippines new top official.
Reached by phone, Gordon, among select guests invited to the inaugural held in Malacañang at noon Thursday, thought the tough-talking former Davao City Mayor was “presidential” in his speech.
“I think this is one of the best, very simple.
If I were to do it, I would have done it that way,” said Gordon, who ran
for President but lost in 2010.
“He is presidential today. He didn’t go overboard. The expectation was that he will go overboard,” he said,
in apparent reference to Mr. Duterte’s known propensity to curse in his public speeches.