- President Rodrigo Duterte noted that he used to be gay
- He also claimed that opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes is homosexual too
- However, the President said that LGBT members should have nothing to be ashamed of
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During his speech, President Rodrigo Duterte quipped that he used to be “gay.” KAMI learned that the President mocked opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and claimed that he is gay as well.
In a video uploaded by the Philippine News Agency, the President made his remark during the campaign rally of PDP-Laban in Bacolod on Thursday night.
“May tanong ako sa inyo, ha? ‘Wag kayo ma-insulto. Ako, bakla ako noon. Admitahin ko ‘yan. Oo, totoo. Ay, ayaw niyo maniwala, eh,” the President said.
President Duterte then asked if there were gays in the audience. He said that they have nothing to be ashamed of. The President also noted that he has two brothers-in-law who are homosexuals, as well as his roommate in the YMCA.
“Sinong bakla rito? Ngayon, marunong man kayo magbasa. Tanungin ko kayo. Si Trillanes ba, lalaki?” the President asked.
The crowd had mixed reactions. The President said, “Trillanes, hindi ako nagsabi niya, ha. Tinatanong ko ‘yung mga sister ko na bakla.”
“Kasi ikaw, halata kita. Oo, dalawa, tatlong tingin ko lang. Kasi ako, bakla,” the President quipped.
You may watch his statement at the 1:05:00 mark of the video below:
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As previously reported by KAMI, the President said that the LGBT members should not be ashamed of anything. He said that it was because God created all human beings, no matter what their gender is.
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