In My Eyes
By Edward B. Antonio
President Digong is your no-nonsense president.
Most of his remarks send fear into the spines of the bad and the corrupt.
To the tanim-bala perpetrators at the NAIA, he says:
“Kayong nasa NAIA, pag may tanim-bala pa dyan, lahat kayo alis! I do not care if your chief of police or your CO knows or has nothing to do with it.”
To the inefficient and corrupt police officers:
“Istasyon, ganon din. Kung ang chief of police di niya kontrolado ang pulis niya, at may pulis diyang naglalaro, out silang lahat. I would accommodate you sa Mindanao. Doon sa Zamboanga maraming beach. Doon sa isang island kasi maraming kinikidnap doon. Diyan na kayo magligo-ligo!”
Here are 9 more quotable quotes from President Digong:
- Criminals have no place in this city except jails, detention centers, and God forbids, funeral parlors.
- Stop or leave. If you can’t or will not, you will not survive. You can either leave vertically or horizontally.
- Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because I’d kill you. I’ll dump all of you (criminals) into Manila Bay, and fatten all the fish there.
- I will ride a jet ski (to the Spratlys) while bringing the Philippine flag.”
- I would say to China, ‘do not claim anything here and I will not insist also that it is ours’. But then I will just keep a blind eye.
- For every profanity, there’s a story behind it. People should go beyond my cussing.
- In three to six months, everything has to stop … corruption, drug abuse, criminality.
- If you don’t like my style because it sounds dictatorial, then, vote for Poe, Binay, Santiago, forget all about me.
- There’s always a right time for the right reason, if it’s my fate to become president, it would be the right time to stop these things.
But his more quotable quotes are the following, fellas:
- For what good will progress be if its benefits do not trickle down to the poorest of the poor. Let us bear in mind that the test of a good government is not whether we can add more to the abundance of those who have much, but whether we can provide for those who have so little.
- I do not care if I burn in hell for as long as the people I serve live in paradise.
- I don’t have the brilliance of Marcos, the smartness of Ramos or the eloquence of Miriam. All that I can offer to the Filipino people is a good heart and common sense. Governance, after all is pure common sense.
- A leader must be a terror to the few who are evil in order to protect the lives and well-being of the many who are good.
- The trouble with us in government is that we talk too much, we act too slow, and do too little, don’t we? What the country needs is not more laws but more good men in public service.
If you are doing an illegal activity in my city, if you are a criminal or part of a syndicate that preys on the innocent people in the city, for as long as I am the mayor, you are a legitimate target of an assassination.
- If you are looking for a good leader, you can look them up in Manila. Binay good, Poe, good, Erap good, Miriam good, Bongbong good, Mar good, Cayetano good, Lacson good. Well, If you don’t find them that good, you can look south … there, you can find the very good.
- You have to strike fear in the criminals, but you have to nurture this sense of security in the law-abiding citizens of the city or this republic.
- I would rather lose the election than lose my identity.
- I will solve drugs, criminality and corruption in three to six months. I am the only remaining card left for the Filipinos to deal with the situation.
- Ikaw durugista ka, drug lord ka, nakikinig ka ngayon. Sabihin ko sa ‘yo, ‘By what right dito sa universe that you will destroy our daughters and sons? ‘ By what right gawin mo itong Pilipinas papakainin mo ng shabu ang aming mga anak?
- ‘We agreed to form one nation. Meron tayong gobyerno para sa tao. ‘For the people, by the people, of the people.’
He really talks tough, fellas, but one thing he promised: that as the new Philippine president, he is ready to reform his line of talking to become “prim and proper.”
After all, he represents you and me anywhere around the world.
Good luck, President Digong.
Fulfill your promises.#