July 22, 2018

Philippine President Duterte kisses married woman on lips in front of crowd (Independent.ie)

Philippine President Duterte kisses married woman on lips in front of crowd (Independent.ie)

The woman has defended the kiss and said she was thrilled by her encounter.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s mouth has landed him in hot water again, this time for kissing a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of his cheering supporters.

Mr Duterte, known for his verbal outbursts and other antics, has been condemned by critics for the kiss, which took place on Sunday during a town hall-style meeting with overseas Filipino workers in South Korea.

One senator called the act “a despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority”.

Mr Duterte sought a kiss from the woman after he called her on stage to give her a copy of a book at the event in Seoul. When Mr Duterte asked if she could explain to her husband that the antic was just a joke, and she said yes, the president leaned in and kissed her as thousands erupted in cheers. Read more

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