President Rodrigo Duterte wants his former adviser on political affairs, Francis Tolentino, to become a senator and he’s not afraid to endorse him.
Duterte repeatedly vouched for Tolentino’s character at his birthday party in Tagaytay City Thursday.
“Wala kayong lugi dito. Honest worker tapos may credential, abogado. Ano pa ba hanapin mo? Silent worker. Hindi mayabang,” he said of Tolentino, who hqad also served as mayor of Tagaytay City.
Duterte, however, expressed dismay that Tolentino has uet to break into the “Magic 12” circle of winning senarial candidates in the most recent surveys.
Without naming anyone, the President said: “Hindi kagaya ng iba diyan, sus tapos pagdating sa survey, nakita mo. You can only shake your head and say tsk.“
Duterte said the people “need” Tolentino because he’s a good politiko.
“Mahirap hanapin ‘yang dedication. Iyan talaga ang na-in love sa trabaho,” he said, adding that the former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman is someone of proven integrity.