To the foreign media here, I don't care what you think about us —Dick Gordon
During the 5th EJK senate hearing on Monday, October 3, 2016, Senator and currently the chair of the committee, Richard Gordon said to the international media that he doesn't care of what they think about PH. "To the foreign media here, I don't care what you think about us," he said.
He also told President Rodrigo Duterte was “falling on his own sword” for being “sobrang ingay” on publicly expressing his desire to have suspected drug users and pushers killed.
“Maingay ang Pangulo, sobrang ingay ng Pangulo. Tama lang na ipakita niya na galit siya sa droga pero huwag na siyang mag-ingay na ‘I will kill you,’ hindi tama ‘yan,” Gordon said.
“Kaya he is falling on his own sword, nadadapa siya sa kanyang espada dahil salita siya nang salita, napagbibintangan tuloy ang bansa na ‘yan ang nangyayari,” he added.
“Kaibigan ko ang Presidente, pareho kami nag-mayor pero ayokong salita nang salita ang Presidente kung ano gagawin niya. Pero dapat ang sasabihin niya, ‘Masyadong maraming hindi nasu-solve at i-solve ‘yan,’” Gordon said.