Wala umanong epekto sa kabataan ang pabirong pahayag ni President Rodrigo Duterte na gumagamit siya ng marijuana, ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.
Ayon kay Panelo, hindi naman ito maiintindihan ng kabataan.
“[Children are] incapable also of understanding whether it’s a joke or not. So, if they’re incapable of understanding it, so there’s no harm. Hindi nila naiintindihan eh,” ani Panelo.
Dagdag pa ni Panelo, hindi naman pinapanood ng kabataan ang speech ni Duterte.
“I think we’re dwelling on this joke thing more than we should. Hindi importante ‘yan. Let’s talk more seriously about serious things not jokes,” ani Panelo.
Iginiit ni Panelo na hindi magiging isang masamang pinuno si Duterte dahil lamang sa isang biro.
“He has set a good example by being a good leader. One joke will not make him a bad leader,” ani Panelo.
“You cannot deprive any person – not because he is the President – to crack jokes. As he said, he does it because usually events are boring. So he gives some jokes to make us laugh.”