- President Rodrigo Duterte teased Bohol mayor during his speech
- He joked about “running away” with her and grabbing her “panty”
- However, the statement did not sit well with Gabriela party list
President Rodrigo Duterte teased Bohol Mayor Tita Baja-Gallantes during the campaign sortie in Bohol. KAMI learned that the comments of President Duterte did not sit well with women advocacy group, Gabriela Partylist.
In a report by GMA News (author Virgil Lopez), teased Gallantes to run away with him as he visited Bohol to “play the game of love.” He also added that their children won’t be a problem.
“The mayor asked me today, ‘Why did you come here? Is it because of your love for the people of Bohol?’ That’s one of the reasons, ma’am...First, she said that she’s the mother of your municipality. Then she said that I am the father of the nation,” President Duterte said.
“Actually I’m not trying to pull your leg. But the truth is ang balita ko if I may allow to say it in public and it will not offend you, you and your husband are separated,” he continued.
However, the President said that he was just “joking” and that Gallantes is “truly beautiful.”
“If it were me, why would I ever break up with you? I will really grab and hold on to your panty if you try to leave, even until the garter snaps. You’re just too beautiful,” he said.
You may watch the President’s controversial statement starting at the 05:21 mark of the video below:
However, as reported by the Inquirer (author Pathricia Ann Roxas), Gabriela partylist condemned the remark of the President.
“No wonder the cockroach cozied itself with the President in Bohol, as he yet again spewed putrid material,” Gabriela Reps. Arlene Brosas and Emmi de Jesus said.
"Talagang dumadapo ang ipis sa basurang bulok, at malinaw na kasama sa dinadapuan nito ay ang yung may bastos at basurang bunganga gaya ng sa Pangulo." Gabriela added.
As previously reported by KAMI, a cockroach interrupted the speech of President Duterte in Bohol. However, he briefly brushed the insect away.
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