Could You Respect a Dirty-Mouthed President?

@salonga (27998)
Philippines
June 7, 2016 6:30am CST
I can't really give my total respect to our newly elected President no matter how impressive were his pronouncement about his plans against criminality, drugs, and corruptions . He actually gave the Filipino people a new hope for a clean government, and also peaceful and orderly nation. Honestly, although I did not vote for him, I am kind of happy about his seemingly sincere intentions to deliver his promises. But our presumptive President has a dirty mouth. He would at times deliver cussing and dirty jokes, and when angry would utter crude, offensive and immoral words like an uneducated, misguided street boy. His breeding is his biggest weakness. Sadly, his avid.blind supporters are showing high tolerance to his salaciousness and rudeness. Oh well, our presumptive President issued a statement that the moment he assumed the Presidency on June 30, he will tone down and will change this bad behavior and even likened this change into metamorphosis. I could only but pray that he really transforms into a decent person in words and in deeds although I know this does not happen overnight. Could you respect a dirty-mouth President if only for his position?
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@PainsOnSlate (20079)
• Canada
7 Jun 16
We have a dirty mouthed idiot running for president. The answer to your question is no, and I certainly hope he doesn't win. I'm goad to hear you now have a thoughtful man at the helm.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
I know, I know and am actually praying that the American people will not vote for that idiot. Whatever happened to America affects the whole world so I am really so concerned about your upcoming election.
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• Canada
7 Jun 16
@salonga I find it very interesting the whole world is watching the US. Yesterday I saw on line all the political cartoons of the idiot from all over the world.. Not one was kind, no other country trusts him.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@PainsOnSlate he has not qualities to be trusted after all.
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
7 Jun 16
The other day I asked my brother, what will you do if Trump win the Presidential election? He replied "I will come to stay with you in the Philippines, because America won't be safe anymore", then I replied to him, "Well, the brother of Trump just won here" And he asked me: "What do you mean?" And I started laughing... Well, I won't give my opinion because I am not a filipino. It might be taken wrong. Last week, Facebook deleted the fan page of the journalists who wrote against the newly elected president. I saw it in the Manila time, and it was funny for me
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
hahaha! You really made me laugh! Well in fairness, our presumptive President has a good side and and I believe he is very sincere in his desire to clean the government system, the only problem is he can't clean his mouth but again in fairness, he promised to change his style of speech starting June 30. Just imagine that!
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@chris2050 I know a lot of Visayan who speak decently even if they have accent, they still speak with grace. It is not actually about one's region or culture but how he was brought up. But indeed his desire to clean the government and all those resolutions he mentioned I really am very supportive.
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Jun 16
@salonga We are all supportive with that, I think we just need to be supportive with the good part, and forget about his big mouth
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@skysnap (17810)
8 Jun 16
it's hard to find decent politicians these days.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
That's very, very true!
@skysnap (17810)
8 Jun 16
@salonga and even harder to find those who don't take bribe.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@skysnap Yes,taking bribes is an ordinary part of their political career.
@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
8 Jun 16
UN has something against him for spreading dangerous ideas about journalism. Apparently he says something that shows his support for murdering journalists. I think he has a tendency towards dictatorship. He does not care about Pope, about journalists who want to seek out the truth. He rather kills all of them so that he can get his way.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
This man is putting himself in big shame and maybe even in danger. His advisers should let him know that not all he was saying are right no matter how great he thinks he is.
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@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
8 Jun 16
@salonga I do not think he listens to them. He probably commands them, and not discuss with them. For such a person with high ego, and traits of dictator, nobody can talk sense into them.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@scheng1 If so I'm afraid that would lead to his downfall.
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@crossbones27 (18540)
• Redlands, California
8 Jun 16
Foul language does not bother me. Foul ideas and foul beliefs that spread hate and oppression are what bothers me.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
I respect your views in this regard.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 16
I don't know, I think the world won't like him. People didn't like gordon, but some how love this guy? maybe they will regret it after a couple of years.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
Gordon? I did not know people don't like Gordon! I've always loved this man. He is among the best of our politicians.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@salonga He wasn't afraid to tell media their bias but for some reason he didnt' have any problem answering their questions with out being foul mouthed? I don't get people now a days. I think Richard Gordon was way better than this man, he clearly doesn't care and had lack of ways to mediate, negotiate and diplomacy. It's a real shame for me. Even for my brother who thinks he's two faced. I can't believe they would just say he's the best but won't win? i mean what kind of mentallity is that? well, were going to put up with him for another six years.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 Gordon never uttered dirty words even if he knew how to fight for what is right.
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@ridingbet (46569)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
I wonder why he did not give a cabinet post for Robredo because he and BBM are friends.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
I hate him for snubbing Leni, imagine not giving position to a very able and honest government official and even siding and planning to give position to to BBM whose whole family corrupted the government treasury during their time.
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@ridingbet (46569)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
@salonga i wonder why his fanatics are blind in his actions.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
@ridingbet Fanatics are like that and that certainly is not good.
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@ridingbet (46569)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
his personality is unbecoming of a president. i did not vote for him.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
Yes, my friend very unbecoming and it is such a shame and bad example especially to young people. I am praying that he change his kind of speech even just while he is the President of this land.
@ridingbet (46569)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@salonga he goes against the church, and also the media, but his fanatic-supporters are still blind and keep on following him.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@ridingbet my friend it was the closing part of a speech he made and when it was aired in news it was already edited but you can find the full speech and transcription in this link published in Facebook by his supporters, as if they were even very proud. If you want to watch here is the link
= Home / News / Politics / Video / Duterte To Philippine Media: Wala Akong Pakialam Sa Inyo! June 5, 2016 News Politics Video Once again, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte criticized some rude media men during his speech in the thanksgiving party held in Dav
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
I did not vote for him and it is true, his attitude is not that of a would-be president of our country. His mouth should be washed with Listerine, or bleaching agent like Zonrox. Hahaha!
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
My friend, if Listerine and Zonrox will not help then maybe Muriatic Acid or Oxalic Acid will help.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
I think those cleaning agents are good for his mouth. How about washing it first with Breeze or Safeguard? His mouth is really filthy.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@Yar_Joey yes better use all those detergents, then all disinfectants lol
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
I actually didn't vote for him . But now since he won , i just have to see if he really can deliver all those he promised - and that includes cleaning what come from his mouth and be more tactful .
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
He promised to undergo metamorphosis like a butterfly as soon as he assumed the Presidency, I am praying that he will be true to his promise.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@salonga Let's all just pray that he will keep his promise with regards to that .
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@sofssu (14493)
8 Jun 16
Nope, I would expect higher standard from the president of my country. I could never respect any individual who can't control his/her mouth.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
Hi sofs, I'm so glad to see you again. How are you! Of course a man of high position should learn how to speak with grace. It is really hard to respect him totally if he could not control his mouth no matter how good were his plans for his government and people.
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@sofssu (14493)
8 Jun 16
@salonga The feeling is mutual. I am happy to see you again. Our speech and action speak a lot about our upbringing and character. We need to choose refinement over ruffianism
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@sofssu Oh true, a refined person is worth of admiration even if his position in society is low and rarely noticeable. Thanks a lot!
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@rakski (8194)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
Well, different people comes from different walks of life. In my view I see it this way, it is better to have him as president 'true to himself, what you is what you get kind of guy' than another one trying to make people see that he is clean and appropriate but has another plan for his best interest. And yes, I am hoping too that he will tone down a bit from inappropriate words.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
Well lately this President is winning my approval for the good steps he started to do and am praying for him. He hopefully he will tone down even a bit especially on green jokes which is so unbecoming of a President.
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@rakski (8194)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@salonga probably we have one thing we want to happen now, it is to have a better Philiippines in all aspect of the word. We just have to trust that he will do the best in is ability and pray for him. I guess we all did that in the previous presidents so why not him.. We should all give him the chance. Same goes for our VP.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
@rakski You are right.
@Marchy (142)
8 Jun 16
I think he really has good intention to our country but the only thing I don't like about him is instead of using formal words he always use dirty words. Many of kids in our country is also watching news and it is not good for them.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
I agree with you, his good intentions for this country is commendable and he is likely sincere about this but his dirty speech are offensive. Yes kids are watching and not really good to learn bad words from him. As President he must be decent enough.
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@Marchy (142)
8 Jun 16
@salonga I can't also blame the media why they said they will boycott him. I think some media is just offended on what he said.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
@Marchy Yes, true he has offensive pronouncement about mediamen and hope he will realize that not all media men that were killed were corrupt. Let's pray for him. His intentions to clean this government is admirable, he just have to refine his character to fit his high position.
@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
there's nothing you can do than to respect him because he is our president.sooner or later he can control his mouth in saying bad words maybe his parents not told him not to say bad words.he will realized that he will change his image for the sake of his career
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
How I really wish he would be tamed soon. But till then, I can't give my full respect.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@salonga yes he will because if he will not change many will critized him
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@ilocosboy i am looking forward with great eagerness to see the changes in him just as I am excited to see the changes he promised in the country and government.
9 Jun 16
I am apolitical but I heard he has a foul.mouth. I.have seen one of.his interviews, he looks very casual. I avoid reading, watching ang listening to the news.I know we should be aware of current events but the news is full of negativity. So.i.would.rather spend my time.on other things
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
Bad news is stressful lol!
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10 Jun 16
@salonga truelalu hihi
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@sunrisefan (17113)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
Prayers are what he need and we, as a nation.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
True! Let's pray for our upcoming President.
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@sunrisefan (17113)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
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@just4him (109635)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jun 16
Not really.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
He must be respectable first.
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@just4him (109635)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Jun 16
@salonga Yes he must.
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
This will determine a supporter and a fan. Sad that some..instead.of taking criticisms..you will be told bias. Respect.begets rrspect
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
You are right. I just hope he would take the criticisms about his bad mouth as constructive.
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
@salonga and those who have been acting like fanatics
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@DianneN (73880)
• United States
9 Jun 16
I can't respect anyone with a dirty mouth. I'm so surprised that he is foul-mouthed!
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
Yes he is, although his strong desire to clean our country and government is admirable, it is surprising that he could not clean his mouth.
@gr8nana6 (2207)
• United States
8 Jun 16
No I sure couldn't, that's why I am so worried about the one we have running at this time.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
And I know who is that one. God forbid that he wins.