He was one of the first mayors to come to the ravaged city’s aid. Toting P7 million in cash for donation, he flew to Tacloban to personally lead a humanitarian team composed of Davaoeño doctors, nurses, and search-and-rescue personnel.
Reporters who have covered him for a long time say he cannot control his tears in times of great sorrow or injustice.
After his visit and with tears in his eyes, he described the scene of destruction to reporters, “God must have been somewhere else or he forgot that there is a planet called Earth.”
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Credit source Rappler.
reference photo of mayor Duterte
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