Netizens slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for the speech he made during his second visit to Marawi City on August 4 as he tried to motivate the troops.
Facebook user Bernard Ong hit Duterte’s speech for requiring Strong Parental Guidance (SPG).
“Strong Parental Guidance recommended. He is attempting to motivate soldiers in Marawi here with bribes & HK dates with wife, partner or actresses,” Ong wrote in his August 6 Facebook post.
He also quoted these words from Duterte’s speech:
“So kung sino yung — mga valor-valor diyan, sigurado, meron kayong ano. Ibigay ko na yung mga baril ko, matanda na ako at tsaka nawala na „yung hilig ko.
Wala na kasi akong hilig dun. Pang — pangbigay ko, yan sa mga ano… Sigurado, yang may mga valor dito. I’ll give one. Kung marami kayo, bunot-bunot na lang. Ang consolation prizes, yung mga artista dadalhin ko…
Ito, nananalo na tayo. So yan ang ano… At tsaka siguro may prize ako, yung ano – yung valor, yung mga tigas. Mga Hong Kong siguro. Hong Kong — libre yan. Kung gusto mo magdala ng partner, asawa… Kung ayaw mo naman, sabihin mong ituro mo, yung artista na gusto mo at pakiusapan natin.
Ah bilib, yan. Ay, totoo. Ah, alam mo, yang mga babae, pagka ganun, ‘Tang-ina, valor to, tigas to.’ Mas tigas ito sa ut**, put*ng i*a. Matigas ito sa away eh.”
Due to the sensitive words that Duterte used and that Ong posted, he even included a note to Facebook.
“Note to FB: The last paragraph is lifted verbatim from a presidential speech. Don’t block my post or ban me. Just a messenger, spreading an idiot’s message,” he wrote.
Earlier, President Duterte also shared an anecdote during the 113th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Internal Revenue about how he used to look at Playboy magazines with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III when they were kids.
“Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, kababata ko talaga ‘to. And since maliit pa kami, from Grade 1, consistent ‘to, valedictorian.
But we share a common interest nung bata pa kami. Kasi ‘yung tatay niya… Mahal pa noon ‘yung Playboy magazine. [laughter]
Magpunta kami doon sa… There’s a lagoon near our subdivision and doon naming tingnan ‘yung mga center, ‘yung pinup.
Memorize pa niya hanggang ngayon ‘yung mga pangalan ng mga babae. [laughter] He has a good memory. He is really bright.”
Preen Inquirer slammed Duterte for crossing the line when he told the inappropriate story.
“A respected leader should know when he/she is crossing the line, especially when they’re making jests. Government events like the SONA and BIR’s 113th anniversary are not avenues to share inappropriate remarks and stories that reek of machismo,” the website said.
“If Duterte’s “realness” includes objectifying women, that’s not something he deserves applause for. Being “real” isn’t a free pass to be an awful person. Do you really want a president who peppers his speeches with expletives, objectification, and private stories that we have no business knowing about?” it added.
Preen Inquirer also lambasted those who would tolerate such remarks from Duterte and recalled the President’s previous rape jokes.
“If you’re wondering why he continues doing these things, ask why these people are praising him and boosting his ego in the first place. It’s the same when he told several rape jokes and got cheers for them. The more he thinks that this is perfectly okay, then he obviously won’t stop,” Preen Inquirer wrote.