- President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his wit and jokes
- However, there were times that his jokes stir controversies
- KAMI listed the 6 times President Duterte cracked jokes that went viral
President Rodrigo Duterte is fond of cracking jokes during his speeches. However, there were times that his jokes stir controversies to the public. Most of the time when he would leave a controversial remark, the assigned Presidential Spokesperson would explain that the President was just being “playful”.
The President admitted that he really is fond of making jokes.
“Alam mo naman ako, nagpapatawa talaga,” said the President.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also said that the President cracks jokes to lighten a situation.
“Hindi na ba tayo nasanay sa Pangulo? Palagi naman siya, every now and then, he cracks joke to make people laugh, to lighten a situation," Panelo stated.
KAMI listed the 6 times that President Duterte made a joke that went viral as reported by Philippine Star:
PH as province of China
Last February 19, President Duterte made a suggestion that Philippines could be a province of China. He referred to it as “Philippines province of China”.
Jet Ski to China
During his presidential campaign, President Duterte said he will go to China riding on a jet ski with a Philippine flag.
“I will ride a jet ski while bringing the Philippine flag. I will not commit the Filipino soldiers [to war] kaya ako na lang pupunta doon," Duterte said.
However, the President took it back.
"When I said I would go to China on a jet ski, that's nonsense. I don't even have… It's just talk. I'm surprised you believed it," the President stated.
President Duterte cracked a joke regarding an Australian missionary woman who was raped back in 1989. The President got mad about it. However, he made a joke about how he should have done it first.
According to President Duterte, a corrupt should be fetched with a helicopter and thrown out.
“If you are corrupt I will fetch you with a helicopter and I will throw you out on the way to Manila,” he said.
“I have done that before, why should I not do it again?” he added.
However, in his interview with CNN Philippines, the President said he had no helicopter and that it was “just the creative imagination of Tulfo”.
EJKs as only sin
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte mentioned his involvement in an investigation with the International Criminal Court (ICC). The President also reiterated that he was not a theft or corrupt. He said that his only was the extrajudicial killings.
According to former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the President was just trying to prove that he is not corrupt and that never imprisoned someone.
Recently, President Duterte made a controversial joke about using marijuana to keep him awake.
However, President Duterte said that he was just kidding about it. According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, it was just a joke because it was illogical for marijuana is "not a stimulant”.
As previously reported by KAMI, the Palace gave tip how to know whether to take the statement of the President serious or not. Firs, to use “common sense” and if the members of the audience laugh.
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