President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Japan Tuesday night, May 28, to participate in the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo and met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
According to ABS-CBN News, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stressed that President Duterte’s third visit to Japan will further strengthen both nations’ shared commitment in the areas of infrastructure development, trade and investments, labor, maritime security and maritime domain awareness, among others.
Part of Panelo’s statement, he said that the President’s message at the conference underscored the development thrusts and goals of the Philippines before global and regional leaders.
Duterte also held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe where they discussed the South China Sea dispute, as the Department of Foreign Affairs earlier said.
Aside from the significant meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and attending the conference, President Duterte also met with the Filipino community in Japan on Thursday, May 30, where he said he “used to be gay” but has “cured” himself as a mockery to his top critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who he alleges as gay.
Duterte concluded his speech before the Filipino community in Japan by inviting women on stage to kiss him with the presence of his “one and only” partner as he calls her, Honeylet Avanceña who was also with them onstage.
The first four women who went up all had similar features — slender bodies, pale skin, and long, silky hair.
Acording to CNN, the President had his requirements. Here are the excerpts from CNN’s post:
“Unang-una wala kang asawa, ha? Pangalawa, hindi ka menor di edad. Ikaw, ma’am, mag-smooch ka,” Duterte said, smacking his lips.[Translation: First, you shouldn’t be married, okay? Second, you’re not a minor. You, ma’am, you want a smooch?]
He then called to four women in the audience to kiss him.
“Silang apat. Halika na. Pasudla na, sige na pasudla na,” Duterte called, prompting Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo to stand up and film the President as he went through all the women.[Translation: Those four. Come here. Let them in, come on, let them in.]
Senator-elect Bong Go watched the President kissing the beautiful women tolerantly, while Presidential Spokesperson Panelo enjoyed capturing the scenes with his smartphone.
The President is very open for his made no secret of his fondness for women, often calling it his “weakness.” In this meeting, he also said that beautiful women had helped him “cured” his “being gay”.
Presidential Spokesperson Panelo stressed that the President’s words should not be taken seriously as he is fond of making jokes that are often intriguing. – LMI