READ: Here's why Duterte's heart bleeds for homeless squatters

Humaneness and sympathy. These two words described the theme of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech about the homeless squatters in his speech during his state visit in Saudi Arabia.


Duterte emphasized he is not saying these because he is a politician, rather he is speaking from his experiences while narrating their story when they moved to Davao.

"Hindi na ako mahirap ngayon, bobolahin ko lang rin kayo. Pero dumaan ako sa ganoong sitwasyon na dumating kami sa Davao na walang wala tapos we had to build a shanty just behind Ateneo de Davao University," he said.

The president added they also experienced to witness how they abode being demolished.

"Maalala ko yung demolition and I could remember my mother crying. Pati yung kapatid kong babae. But hindi ko malaman, wondering why they were crying at ang tatay ko,  sat there in one of the sari-sari store in front," he continued.

"Hindi ako nagbobola totoo to. You can ask anybody at saka magpunta kayobdoon magbisi-bisita kayo s bahay ko," Duterte concluded

Source: Allthingspinoy