The Peninsula Manila, Makati City
June 24, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conveyed strong support to the movie ‘Kontradiksyon’ in its premiere night at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City.

“I’m here because I believe in the cause ni Njel at ni Jimmy. Alam mo itong mga grupo sila pumunta ito ng Davao and offered to just campaign for me. And of course, as a person who didn’t have — hindi naman ako walang pera, may bumigay naman. Pero utterly not up to the needs of running the presidency,” said President Duterte.

Written by Palanca awardee and singer-songwriter Njel de Mesa, Kontradiksyon is a socio-political action thriller on the Philippines’ war on drugs and the adverse effects of illegal drugs to the over-all health of a person, eventually leading to a life of crime.

President Duterte also assured the uniformed personnel that he shall take full legal accountability in place of them.

“Just work, just follow the law. And if along the way you committed excesses or ‘yung disgrasya, tutulong talaga ako. So hindi ko sila hinahayaan,” said the President.

“I will assume full legal responsibility. Ako na ang magpakulong,” he added, while also warning them of the severe punishment they may face should they be involved in corrupt practices.

Moreover, the Chief Executive lauded Senator-elect Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa for being “fundamentally honest”.

“He got married there and ninong pa niya ako. But in between the years, he was assigned in so many positions all throughout the country. But he is really honest,” he said.

After delivering his remarks, the President answered questions from the media as he exited the cinema.

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