- President Rodrigo Duterte was accused of attempting to inappropriately touch a female house helper
- The accusations came after a video went viral of the house helper moving away when Duterte seemingly tried to reach for her
- Harry Roque denied that there was malice involved in Duterte’s interaction with his helper
- Roque argued that Duterte is just naturally playful and that the house helper in the video has been a long-time employee of the President
President Rodrigo Duterte got accused by some netizens of attempting to inappropriately touch a female house helper during his birthday celebration in his house in Davao.
The video shows the maid moving away when Duterte seemingly tried to reach for her.
However, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denied that there was malice involved in Duterte’s interaction with his helper, especially since his partner Honeylet was in the scene.
According to Roque, Duterte is just naturally playful. He added that the house helper in the video has been a long-time employee of the President.
“Now, ‘yung sinasabing panghihipo, eh matagal na niyang kasambahay ‘yun. Alam mo naman talagang palabiro ang ating presidente pero wala pong malisya yun dahil naka-harap naman doon si Ma’am Honeylet…
“Walang malisya yun. Kung may magrereklamo, dapat 'yung kasama niya sa bahay, 'yun lang po 'yun,” Roque stated.
Rodrigo Duterte is a Filipino politician who is currently the President of the Philippines. He topped the 2016 presidential election with 16,601,997 votes, 6.6 million more than his closest rival, Mar Roxas.
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KAMI reported earlier that Senator Bong Go defended Duterte after he got criticized for supposedly pretending to have a simple birthday celebration but having a lechon on the table. Go told his critics: “Sa mga bumabatikos kay Pangulo, tingin kayo sa salamin. Mas cute pa ang lechon sa inyo.”
In a previous report by KAMI, actor Albie Casino had a word war online with supporters of the President. Casino was bashed after complaining about the COVID-19 response of the government.
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