As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president. I know what is legal and what is not.
I have to build a new environment for the people. I will place them in ecozones and provide them assistance. I will build hospitals there. There will be economic activity.
Many are asking what my credentials are and what I can do for the Philippines. They are telling me that they heard I am a womanizer. That is true. That is very true.
No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.
I don't want anyone controlling me.
I don't care if you will get angry with me, but I am not open to a compromise. Contractualization must go. It is anti-people.
Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished - these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalize as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines.
God does not discriminate against people, regardless of color, religion, social class, or gender and sexual preferences.
Rich people are afraid to die.
I have to address the economic conditions of everybody, including, and perhaps first, those who are poor.
The state must protect the media. In a democracy, the role of media is very important. In the absence of a credible opposition party, you can rely on the media.
I have this deep and abiding faith in God. But this does not mean that you have to have a religion or follow somebody.
From day one, I told people there are consequences for not abiding by the law.