President won’t stop riding choppers
President Rodrigo Duterte will continue to ride helicopters despite the chopper crash in San Pedro, Laguna that injured Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa and several other top PNP officers.
“You know the President. The President always says, ‘If it’s my time, it’s my time.’ He is fatalistic,” presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said on Friday.
Duterte prefers riding helicopters when he has engagements, so he would not cause inconvenience if he travels by land, said Panelo.
Duterte, 74, has said that he is ready to go any time and that he has reached the peak of his political career.