Ayon kay President Duterte, nakausap daw niya ang Diyos habang nasa eroplano pauwi ng Pilipinas galing Japan.
Saad ng presidente, “I was looking at the skies as I was coming over here. And I… everybody was asleep snoring.
“A voice said that, you know, ‘If you don’t stop… I will bring this plane down now.’
“And I said, ‘Who is this?’ Of course, it’s God. ‘Oh, OK.’
“So, I promised God not to express slang, cuss words.
“You guys hear me right always because a promise to God is a promise to the Filipino people.”
Ngunit may patutsada ang dating comedienne-singer na si Cynthia Patag sa pahayag na ito ng pangulo.
Sa kanyang Facebook account kahapon, October 28, sinabi ni Cynthia na kapag kinakausap daw tayo ng Diyos, ang tawag dito ay “schizophrenia.”
Saad niya sa kanyang post: “When we talk to God, it is prayer. When God talks to us, it is schizophrenia.”
Ayon sa National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website, “Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.”