President Duterte lectured an Inquirer reporter after his speech before he left for Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur official visit.
Apparently, the president was not happy when the reporter asked about his recent joke on Leni Robredo during their visit at Tacloban City, to commemorate the the third anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda.
“Sir, regarding the remarks that you made about the vice president yesterday in Tacloban, which to many come as inappropriate and even tasteless. Are those necessary considering the event?…Yung tinitingnan nyo yung tuhod nya, and that she’s wearing shorts.” the reporter told and asked President Duterte.
“Tuhod lang? Yes, I said she’s wearing a skirt…then yung tuhod nya, sabi ko di nagsisimba ito. It is appropriate. As a matter of fact, it is good. So, what’s the problem there? What’s the issue? Sexist? Slur? A, nandyan na naman yung media. E, anong sabihin ko, totoo naman.” President Duterte replied.
President Duterte emphasized that he is a a politician and not a general, and that it is natural to crack a joke especially when you are mad.
“And I said that every meeting. You ask all the cabinet members. Just to lighten the moment. What’s so special about the knee of a person? Yes, it is necessary to make people laugh for them to enjoy the occasion. Kasi galit ako. I was angry yesterday...” The president said.
“Those jokes like that. That’s nothing, unless umakyat ka sa tuhod sa hanggang dito (pointing upwards), then that would be extremely bad taste….so, what’s wrong with the knee of your wife? What’s wrong if I say, yung tuhod ng asawa mo, gasgas kakasimba, may kalyo na. You want to depict me as bastos? You can, have your day.” He further added.
Before he departed, he hopes that next time, the media would ask more important questions and should not go to trivialities.
“Yan ang media eh,naghahanap na parang ipicture ka na bastos” President Duterte said before while leaving the departure area.