Former President of Ateneo de Davao on Duterte: “He says crazy things, but gets things done”

“He says crazy things, but he gets things done,” said the former President of Ateneo de Davao, when asked of his opinion of Mayor Duterte.

Emeterio Barcelon

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Emeterio Barcelon, the 1st president of Ateneo de Davao when the school gained university status in 1977 endorses the candidacy the Davao City Mayor according to the website in its recent article and says matter-of-factly.

Duterte will fully harness Mindanao’s development potentials and will eventually help accelerate the growth of the Philippines.

Barcelon says that Duterte’s forte is peace and order and his exhibit A is Davao City.

His main agenda is peace and order. He has shown that he is good at that in Davao.

Mayor Duterte, in the words of the former president of Ateneo de Davao, could be the catalyst for the entire Mindanao to turn the “Land of Promise” tag, a reality and as a consequence, pull the entire country to the Promised Land.

If Duterte gets elected as President, the Mindanao problem will be solved. And Mindanao will carry the whole nation to the prosperity that it deserves.

Duterte could spur “the development of power sources, especially hydro resources, which abound in Mindanao,” Barcelon adds.

Mindanao has at least 20 potential large hydro powers, like Pulangi five’s potential 500 megawatts, that can be developed.

On Duterte’s propensity to cuss and say expletives, this is what the former President of Ateneo de Davao has to say.

He says crazy things, but he gets things done.

It can be recalled that Mayor Duterte’s propensity to cuss stirred a huge backlash from netizens who are largely Catholics when the former blurted out expletives, which did not spare Pope Francis when he commented on a traffic jam due to the Pope’s visit in January last year.

Before the issue could even cool off, Mayor Duterte made another revelation that further added fuel to the fire after claiming he was molested by a Jesuit priest in high school while he was still a freshman.

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