READ: How a 14-year-old made Duterte break into tears

President Rodrigo Duterte might be as hard as ironman when it comes to dealing with corruption and illegal drugs, but his heart turn soft when it comes to the younger generation.


In his speech on Davao City last August 11, Duterte shared an experience when he  went to viit the cancer ward of children when he was a mayor.

The 72 year old president revealed he broke into tears after talking to a bald 14 year old boy asking for a prosthetic leg.

"Nung daddan na ako, hinawakan niya yung pantalon ko. Sabi niya na Mayor, sa Monday, operahan na ako. Sabi ng doktor, putulin daw yung paa ko. Tapos at mahingi sana ako ng pabor. Sabi ko ano yun anak. Sabi niya palitan mo ako ng bilihan mo, ako ng paa," Duterte narrated.

After the said encounter, Duterte went to the comfort room and cried.

"Dumeretso ako doon, sabi ko mag-ihi ako. Actually, I cried. Wala naman na mayayabang, pagkatapos ganun kaagad ng panyo. Para yung hangin, matutuyo, hindi mahalata. Eh, pag pacho-macho eh. Para talagang umiyak, humagulgol ako doon ng sandali. Buhay na 'to," he added.

On the other hand, it can be recalled that Duterte also shed tears publicly when he visited his parents' tomb after winning the 2016 elections.

Source: Politics