QUIZ: Can you tell which of these are things our government said in the last month?

Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte and his staff were involved in another bizarre media frenzy regarding news about his health situation.

This comes as a surprise to literally no one. In the two years he’s been in office, he’s managed to disrespect women, the UN, and even God. And as we all know, that  tongue extends to his staff and Cabinet as well (looking at you, Presidential Spokesperson Harry “without fake news we would not know what is true news” Roque).  

After having to listen to this for over two years now, we’re admittedly very tired. So, so tired. And since we’re tired of keeping track of all the bogus things our country’s leader has said in the past month, we’ve decided to make things fun with a short quiz.  

Below are a couple of statements made by Duterte, his staff, and his Cabinet in the last month, with statements from other wack government officials thrown in just to mess with you. Can you tell who said what?

(1) Answer: Duterte during his tête-à-tête with Panelo, Sep. 11, 2018. The President was talking about how the country’s economic managers are taking measures to curb the country’s inflation, which hit its highest level in nine years last month.
(2) Answer: Kim Jong Un at the Fourth National Conference of War Veterans, July 2015.
(3) Answer: Harry Roque during a press briefing when asked if he is planning to resign from his post as Presidential spokesperson, Oct. 5, 2018. When pressed by reporters about his earlier false statement regarding President Duterte’s visit to the hospital, Roque explained that he, too, was unaware of the President’s movements. On Monday, Oct. 8, Malacañang announced that Roque would be taking a leave of absence from his post.
(4) Answer: Acting Prosecutor General Richard Fadullon on the “faulty” amnesty application form of Senator Trillanes, Oct. 5, 2018. Fadullon is the head of the prosecutorial arm of the Department of Justice. He said that “there should be an admission of guilt specific to crime” and that the crimes Trillanes was accused of — rebellion and coup d’etat — are grave and should not be delegated to a box that needed to be ticked.
(5) Answer: Duterte after ordering soldiers to neutralize all the New People’s Army fighters they would encounter, Oct. 3, 2018. During a speech at the Army’s 803rd brigade in Catarman, Northern Samar, the president assured soldiers that he would take care of them in light of all the “Red October” plot rumors.

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