He first mentioned Dominguez, referring to Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez, former member of the campaign finance team of Duterte and is now a member if Duterte's transition team. Duterte shared that Dominguez was his childhood friend since Kindergarten and that he finished high school as valedictorian.
He mentioned Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary, Perfecto Yasay, saying that he was his roomate during his law years in San Beda. He was also a valedictorian.
Next was his Presidential adviser on peace process of the Philippines, Jesus Dureza, in which Duterte described as his classmate during High School and was also a valedictorian.
Same goes with Defense Secreatary Delfin Lorenzana who also graduated valedictorian and John Esperon, Presidential advise for national security, was a valedictorian.
Duterte the quipped: "Tingnan mo. Tingnan mo ang buhay. Trabahante ko lahat!"