- President Rodrigo Duterte said that cursing is not considered a crime
- He insisted that using profanity is also common in movies
- The President claimed that the press, even in international, do not like it when he curses
President Rodrigo Duterte defended his use of the foul language and said that it is not considered as a crime.
KAMI learned that the President even mentioned that using curse words are also common in movies.
“I counted one movie with the word F. In one movie… they said it 400 times in a one-hour and 45-minute movie,” President Duterte said.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News (author Vivienne Gulla), the President talked about his use of profanity during the 7th Union Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Pasay City.
“The press, international, they don’t like me. So when I say p*****-i** mo, actually it’s a slang, and it means son of a b****… It’s not even a crime,” the President said.
“And besides, I was not schooled in statesmanship. There is no course of that kind in the Philippines. Otherwise, I would have enrolled it and improved on my demeanor,” he continued.
As reported by the Inquirer (author Nestor Corrales), the Supreme Court ruled in March 1969 that the phrase “p***** i** m*” is not slanderous.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte called out Canada for illegally shipping their waste to the Philippines years ago. The President said that he would fight against Canada if they do not get their trash back.
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