Duterte quips: Sana pangit lang namatay nung 'Yolanda'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 26 2017 12:12 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday shared his experiences when he visited Tacloban City right after the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

Duterte inspected the New Hope Village in Barangay Sta. Elena in Tacloban City, Leyte.

He said he tried hard to hide his tears when he saw the extent of the destruction.

"Tatlong beses ako nag-ano . . . para kunwari mag-ihi ako para umiyak lang. Dito ako ipinanganak eh," Duterte said.

Upon seeing the dead bodies scattered in the streets, Duterte said he wished that only the ugly people died.

"Alam niyo nagkalat sa daan, mga 1,000. P*t*ng*n*. Dala ko 'yung ambulansya ko, doktor pati nars. Hindi ako nagpadala ng babae, puro lalake. Nagtingin ako sa langit, sabi ko 'Lord, sana 'yung mga pangit lang ang namatay na nandito. 'Yung magaganda 'wag sana,' " he said.