“He was very respectful, malumanay magsalita” Vice President Leni Robredo said on Monday,adding that President Rodrigo Duterte on TV is different from the one she met in person.
“Malayo siya doon sa dati kong nakikita sa TV at sa preconceived idea ko of him. ‘Yung sound and fury, nagmumura, madaling magalit, pinagagalitan kung sinong nakaka-get his ire. Ibang iba,” Robredo said in a television interview.
“Nahihiya pa nga ako kasi mina-‘ma’am’ niya ako,” she added.
During her courtesy call Vice President Robredo said she expressed her support to the Duterte’s administration because she “owe it to the Filipino people to back him up.”
She added that the President was a gentleman and humble during her visit.
“I was telling him, ‘Mr. President, ‘wag mo na po ako ihatid.’ Sabi niya, ‘That will be very ungentlemanly of me if I don’t bring you down kasi babae ka,” Robredo said. “We had to wait for it (the car) to enter the gates again and he waited the entire time.”
“Kasi ‘yung thank you ko yata nag-bow ako. Sabi niya ‘wag. I said, ‘But you’re my boss, Sir.’ He said, ‘Don’t take it very seriously.’ … Napaka-humble.” she added.
source: GMA News