PODCAST: Manuel Quezon III on presidents’ speaking styles
MANILA, Philippines – Among Philippine presidents, incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has “broken rules” in communicating to the public by using expletives and coarse language in his speeches and interviews, says historian Manuel Quezon III, who has studied various presidents’ speeches and speaking styles.
But this “freewheeling” style has contributed to the “persona” and “vividness” of Duterte, part of his appeal.
Quezon, who is currently with the Office of the President, is the brains behind the Official Gazette, a collection of historical information on Philippine presidents.
In this interview with Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug, Quezon goes down memory lane and talks about how past presidents – Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos, his grandfather Manuel Quezon – and current President Benigno Aquino III, communicated their thoughts to the public, as well as the relationship between speechwriters and presidents.
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