The country’s president got a few reminders from a politician to clean up his potty mouth.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has called on President Duterte to practice “greater restraint” in his public statements following his feud with Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno.
“We welcome President Duterte’s public apology for his ‘harsh words’ meant for Chief Justice Sereno. It shows that he is willing to admit when he is wrong and this is laudable,” Pangilinan wrote on Facebook.
“We appeal to the President to exercise greater restraint and to choose his words carefully when he speaks out on various matters now that he is President of the entire nation and no longer just the Mayor of Davao City,” he added.
Pangilinan reminded Duterte that his public comments have an impact on all Filipinos. “As President of our nation, he represents all 100 plus million Filipinos both here and abroad, including myself, my wife, and my children. Thus every time he speaks in public, depending on what he says and how he says it, all of us Filipinos can be affected either positively or negatively,” he added.