Pres. Duterte Lectures Media for Sensationalizing His Comments on VP Robredo


President Rody Duterte made a press conference before leaving for Thailand and Malaysia lectured a member of the media for sensationalizing his latest remark about the Vice President's knee which according to the journalist was "tasteless and inappropriate."


The Philippine President who will be leaving the country for an official state visit to Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to the journalist he wanted to know if the President's remark about VP Leni Robredo's knee was necessary for the event and Pres. Rody Duterte quickly answered YES.

Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "Tuhod lang? Yes, I said she's wearing skirt. Yung tuhod walang ano [gasgas] sabi ko hindi nagsisimba to. That is appropriate; as a matter of fact it is good. So where's the problem there, why it is an issue? sexist, slur? andyan na naman ang media" Pres. Duterte said.

Watch the Video of Pres. Duterte Lecturing the Media:



The first President from Mindanao also admitted that he's always saying that every Cabinet meeting just to lighten the moment. The President also believes that his remarks was necessary to make people laugh and enjoy the event.

According to the President, he was just angry during that time when he made the controversial Robredo legs remarks, because of the fact that the money given to the NHA now headed by VP Robredo and the DSWD didn't reached all the victims of Yolanda.

Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "I was angry yesterday because after 42 Billion and after the 30 Billion sa DSSD [DSWD] di kami dyan ah bago lang kami pumasok, and naka occupy pa lang 4,000 kaya ako nag[biro] to break the ice yun ang ginawa ko." Pres. Duterte added.

The former Davao City Mayor also fumes during the press conference and told the journalist who asked the controversial question, that he can depict him as "bastos" if he want. The President also asked the media to stop putting limits on his joke because he's a politician, not a general.

Pres. Duterte also told the media that he hopes next time, they will asked more important questions and not to go to trivialities. He stated "Yan and media he, naghahanap na parang ipicture ka na bastos," Duterte stated.



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