- Isabela was one of the provinces in Northern Luzon hit by Typhoon Lawin last week
- President Rodrigo Duterte visited the devastated province and joked about the unattrativeness of women in the place
- Duterte also reminded them to be honest when availing of medicine
President Rodrigo Duterte visited the typhoon-devastated province of Isabela on Sunday, and made a joke that the province has no attractive residents to be proud of.
The remark of the President, who is known for his witty and funny character, was made after he announced that the administration has already ordered the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to use its revenues as payment for the medical prescriptions of the poor.
The President lightened the atmosphere in the audience and said that someone told him that there are many attractive residents in the province, which he proved to be a lie.
"Ngayon, sa magaganda magpakatotoo ka sa pag-ibig... Saan na yun, 'Punta ka ng Isabela, pakilala kita doon, maraming magaganda. Nakita ko roon, wala naman," joked Duterte which made the crowd laugh.
(Now, for the attractive, be truthful when it comes to love. Where are they? 'Go to Isabela, I will introduce you there to the beautiful women. I saw the place, there are none.)
Moreover, Duterte noted that the residents should be honest when availing of the free medicine.
"Kung talagang pupunta ng ospital tapos sabihin ito ang reseta, wala kang pera, you just prove to me. Huwag lang niyo akong magsinungaling sa akin, anything, sa police, sa military. Huwag ninyo akong bolahin, sabihin lang ninyo kung ano ang totoo," Duterte said.
(If you are going to the hospital with the prescroption, and you don't have money, you just have to prove it to me. Don't lie to me, anything, to the police or military. Don't lie to me, and tell me the truth.)
The provinces of Isabela, Tugegarao, and Cagayan were some of the provinces was lambasted by Typhoon Lawin.
Duterte, who have sworn to always attend to the needs of Filipinos in need, led the distribution of relief goods to the affected families.
The joke starts at 2:10. WATCH the joke below: