Here’s a clip of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque responding to criticism about President Rodrigo Duterte’s outburst against Commission on Audit (COA) reports during a press briefing on Tuesday, August 17.
Roque, asked why the President can’t tone down threats and curses at COA out of respect for democratic processes, said “you can’t teach an old horse new tricks.”
Asked how the government would ensure COA personnel can still do their jobs despite Duterte’s remarks, Roque said the commission’s staff would be able to handle the pressure.
“That’s how good our civil servants are. Let’s give them credit,” said the Duterte spokesman. – Rappler.com