Gordon Says He’s Not Offended By Pres. Duterte’s Insults

Gordon Says He’s Not Offended By Pres. Duterte’s Comments Against Him

GORDON – Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon said he’s not offended by President Rodrigo Duterte’s comments against him.

President Rodrigo “Digong” Roa Duterte is known for using vulgar words during his speech. His way of talking become the new normal despite the criticism. He has earned enemies from the Catholic Church and the media.

The 74-year-old chief executive sometimes makes snide remarks or jokes towards his fellow politicians.

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Recently, Duterte gave a brutal rebut to Sen. Dick Gordon’s criticism. The Davaoeño politician said the senator “was a fart away from disaster” after he criticized his decision in appointing ex-police officials and military in his administration.

The president prefers to put ex-military and cops to the government because he believed they take orders quicker than the civilian ones.

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Based on a report from ABS-CBN, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Dick Gordon said he was not insulted by Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks against him.

I take no offense at the President’s comments. As I have said, everyone is entitled to an opinion, and we cannot be onion-skinned about such things.”

“I will continue to focus on working hard to serve the country and the people. Our goal as public servants is not any higher office, but to remain steadfast in service to ensure that we uplift the lives of our people, and that is what I try to do every day,” he added.

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According to the report, Dick Gordon said he has known Duterte for a while now and knows that he still respects him.

 “We have known each other since we were both mayors and believe that we have mutual respect.”

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Based on the report, Dick Gordon commented on Duterte’s fondness to the former military and police officials.

“I also have great respect for the military and the armed forces because they are the protector of the people and the State. However, at the same time, we want to assure the public that we are not militarizing the government,” he said.

Among Duterte’s appointees with military background include Gregorio Honasan, Eduardo Año, Delfin Lorenzana, and Rolando Bautista among others.

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