PRRD: Tama lang ang pagdeklara ng holiday sa Ilocos Norte sa kaarawan ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos
"What's wrong? he was a President.
To the Ilocanos he was the greatest President.
Why do we have to debate on that?
It's one day when they can celebrate the anniversary of a great Ilocano. As far as the Ilocanos are concerned, Marcos is a hero.
Kaya to dwell on this thing, for so long a time will just divide the nation.
Yung North na puro Ilocano galit dyan, akala mo yung mga yellow yellow nila walang nagagalit sa kanila.
Itong mga Ilocano kasi peace loving eh.
Pagdating ng mga Pampangueño and they want to celebrate also a great son of theirs, then go ahead. O Cebuano, o di sige. Bakit pa natin pag-awayan yan.
Sa kanila, tingin nila si Marcos masamang tao, but that is not shared, that sentiment or that view is not shared by all.
To the Ilocanos, that's a lot of hogwash. Basura yan."
- Pres. Duterte
Cagayan de Oro 9/9/17