Duterte to start daily work at 1 p.m.

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte intends to start his work hours as president at 1 in the afternoon.

In a late night press conference on Saturday, Duterte said he would be forced to start his day at 1 p.m. because of the hours he would have to spend late at night reading and signing documents.

Duterte said he does not sign any document without reading it first. He expects to be up reading and signing papers until about 1 a.m.

"I cannot read papers and sign documents when you are in office dahil maraming bisita. The bulk of the documents and papers that you sign for and in behalf of the Republic, is really taken on to your study room and doon mo basahin tapos bago ka magpirma, and it takes time."

[Translation: "I cannot read papers and sign documents in the office because there are a lot of guests. The bulk of the documents and papers that you sign for and in behalf of the Republic is really taken on into your study room. It is there where your will read them and sign them, and it takes time."]

Stressing that he always needs at least 8 hours of sleep, Duterte said this would mean that he will wake up at 10 or 11 in the morning and arrive for work at 1 p.m.

When asked how this may possibly affect work hours of government workers who may need to deal with him, this is what he said: "Wala akong pakialam sa diyan 8-5 ninyo. Kayo bahala basta basta ako matulog ako ng ano."

[Translation: "I don't care about your 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (work hours). You do whatever you want; as for me, I will be asleep."]