With the recent controversy President Rodrigo Duterte is facing after his foul words against the US President that pushed their meeting to be postponed, Senator Manny Pacquiao boldly told the public that the President shouldn't be forced to change his ways adding that only God has the capacity to do so.
"Kailangan natin magkaisa para suportahan iyong pangulo natin para sa pagbabago... Humingi naman siya ng paumanhin at sorry sa mga nasaktan niya. Tao lang naman [siya], nagakakamali," Pacquiao said defending Duterte.
He further expressed his continuous support for Duterte claiming that we knew what was coming and we should openly welcome it.
"Even before he was elected president, tumatakbo pa lang siya nakikita, nairirinig na natin sa kanya iyan and yet ibinoto pa rin siya ng tao kumbaga tanggap ng tao iyan. Ang importante, iyong tapat."
He further commended Duterte for his humility to accept mistakes, something not every leader does.
"Ang hinangaan ko lang sa ating pangulo is alam niya ang pagkakamali at tsaka nag-sorry siya, yun eh. May ibang leaders natin na kahit nagkakamali, hindi tumatanggap ng kamalian, 'di ba?"