Duterte warns abogados who think they are better than him: Pareho lang tayong pumasa ng bar!
President Rodrigo Duterte is fed up with fellow abogados who think they are better than him just because they graduated with honors or topped the Bar Examinations.
“Do not ever think that you are better than me. Pareho man tayo pumasa ng bar,” said Duterte in a speech.
Duterte admits that he barely passed San Beda Law School in 1972 but at last he passed the bar on his first try. He served as a fiscal for nine years before he entered politics as an OIC vice mayor in 1986.
“Pero take one ako. Pero alam mo, 75. Wala naman kayong lugi. Baka sabihin niyo gobyerno ko inferior, 75. Ang mga Cabinet members ko (puro valedictorian),” he said.
Duterte said that while he aimed to get a law degree to make his parents proud, he made sure he took in life’s pleasures along the way.
“Sa Law? O diyan sa Mendiola, diyan sa Legarda, kanto. Meron diyan. Ice cold beer. Diyan kami nag-graduate sa College of Law. Sige inom, p***. Kaya 75 lang. Eh sabi ko mag-aral tayo pero mag-inom tayo,” he said.
“Tapos pagka gabi, ang girls. Ay sus. Karami diyan sa San Marcelino noon, mga… Sa YMCA ako nakatira. Diyan sa Arroceros. ‘Yung mga magagandang estudyante ng Philippine Normal school, mga taga-probinsya. Mga tisay,” he added.
Doon naubos ang College of Law namin. [laughter] P****… . Tugade, ‘yan ang valedictorian namin sa klase, valedictorian.
Pero ‘yang — I was a fiscal for almost nine years. So hanggang naging vice mayor ako, OIC. Then I became mayor in 1988, diretso-diretso na ako. Isang election lang ako na may kalaban. Boy Nograles. May God bless his soul. Siya lang ang kalaban ko.