The President speaks, his Cabinet officials interpret. That’s communication, Duterte-style. (See VERA FILES YEARENDER: Explaining the president: He says, they say)
In his first year in office, President Rodrigo Duterte has not shied away from making controversial statements. Filipinos have been told, however, to use their “creative imagination” when listening to the president. (See A year under Duterte: Curses and insults)
Here is an updated list of various government officials decoding the president’s pronouncements.