Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines draws fire for kiss with overseas Filipina worker

Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines draws fire for kiss with overseas Filipina worker

Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines draws fire for kiss with overseas Filipina worker

Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros said that even though the kiss was consensual, it was a "grave abuse of authority".

According to the outlet, Duterte was participating in a meeting with his compatriots in South Korea when he offered to give a book entitled "Altar of Secrets: Sex, Politics and Money in the Philippine Catholic Church" in exchange for a woman's kiss. "It's just for fun, a gimmick", he told the cheering throng.

The President received cheers from the audience after he kissed the OFW, but many netizens were disgusted by his act. "I assure you, for me and even the President, there was no malice in the kiss".

Two women came to the stage.

"They should be able to criticise Duterte's inappropriate and wrongful actions, because when people start tolerating a leader's offenses, it becomes blind fanaticism".

"You have to pay me with a kiss. He can go to hell", Duterte told reporters in Manila, insisting he had nothing to do with Sereno's dismissal.

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"His repeated acts of machismo are meant as entertainment to hide the reality of his rapidly slipping popularity due to the issues of extrajudicial killings, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law and big-time corruption scandals now plaguing his rule", Gabriela said in a statement on Monday. The Filipino president then gestured to the second woman ― later identified as Bea Kim ― to kiss him on the lips, and the crowd responded with applause and laughter. Kim, who has lived in Seoul for the past seven years, is married to a South Korean man and has two daughters, gave a statement to the government-run Philippine News Agency describing meeting Duterte as a "once in a lifetime" experience.

Her dismissal is sending a chilling message to other supreme court judges and members of the judiciary, Diego García-Sayán, special U.N rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said on Friday.

Earlier this year Mr Duterte told Filipino soldiers they should shoot female communist rebels in the vagina.

Duterte however first asked the lady if she was single and found out she has a boyfriend. They say postings on platforms like Facebook and Twitter spin an inaccurate, glowing image of the president.

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