#NoFilter: How should Duterte speak?


Posted at Oct 27 2016 08:06 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2016 08:50 PM

Political analysts Professor Prospero de Vera and Teddy Locsin Jr. share their thoughts on how President Rodrigo Duterte speaks and how it affects public impression.

Speaking on the final episode of ANC's #No Filter, De Vera said it is "quite refreshing" to have a president who speaks out what's on his mind and who repeatedly expounds on two major issues every time he speaks: drugs and criminality, and foreign policy.

However, De Vera added that there is "little problem" in Duterte's way of communicating and that perhaps it would be a learning process to balance the public's impression on him.

"I don't see any problem with what he (Duterte) wants to happen. There is a little problem when it comes to communicating this and for the cabinet members to act consistently to what the President does," he said.

He also said that Duterte's manner of speaking may come from his "rush" to produce immediate results.

"Six years is a long time so I suppose in his rush to produce results in sixty days, six months, 100 days, he has to realize that addressing some of the fundamental problems of this country takes a little more patience," De Vera said.

For his part, Locsin said he sees no problem with Duterte's way of communicating but suggested that the president try to a "little more politic" when speaking.

"I don't think there is a problem in his manner of communicating because he's very clear," Locsin said.

"Shouldn’t he try to be little more politic in order to be less vulnerable to attack and to overthrow so that the poor people who voted for him will have a chance," Locsin added.

Locsin also commented on Duterte's controversial speech in Beijing, wherein the President announced his "separation" from the United States and called it "elegant."

"He fully developed his feelings about the United States, about the need for an independent foreign policy and so on without once faltering or looking for the right words to say. He just said it. Mind you, he didn’t use a single bad word, it was elegant," Locsin said.