Speaking during the recent FightCon, held at the Amoranto Theater in Quezon City last Saturday, Baste Duterte reiterate that not everyone with tattoos and piercings is a drug addict.
“Hindi ibig sabihin kapag may hikaw ka sa bibig at may tattoo ka sa katawan, addict ka na, rebellious na. No. It’s not always ganoon,” he said. He also said there are people who do not have body tattoos and piercings but are addicted to illegal substances.
Rather than doing drugs, the presidential son said: “Yes to sports, yes to music, no to drugs. Very basic, just follow it. Alam niyo namang nakakasira 'yung drugs, bakit niyo pa gagawin?”
Baste also tell everyone to keep an open mind as he shared his own experience back when he was in high school.
“I studied in San Beda. Akala ng mga kaklase ko, dahil taga Mindanao ako, Muslim na ako. Ano ba iyon, ‘di ba? It’s not even bad to be a Muslim pero bakit may ganun silang idea na kapag taga Mindanao, Muslim ka na? I’m not saying it’s discrimination but pakiusap naman, open your minds,” he said.
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