On March 31, 2017 Duterte held a day for women at Malacañang Palace.
In front of hundreds of ladies who attended Friday's "Digong Day for Women" at the Malacañang Palace, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he was an incorrigible flirt.
Duterte recounted a recent incident, in which he would not let go of a young woman's hand, despite her squirming.
Surely all the women were empowered by hearing this uplifting story. Right?
At the “Digong’s Day for Women” event in Malacañang, Assistant Communications Secretary Marie Banaag was asked whether the President’s remarks about women, including jokes about extramarital affairs, have been good for their empowerment.
“I don’t want to be defensive about all these, but for women’s month, if we can have a forgiving heart. We voted for a President, we did not vote for a priest, we did not vote for a saint,” Banaag said.
In a sane county the President would not invite women to the Palace for women's day and then make sexist jokes. And if he did he would most certainly apologise and not have his sposkeperson defend his remarks.
What can anyone expect from a man who has acknowledged that he is on the road to perdition? Truly he is no saint.
But if he does declare martial law will they still be defending him and demanding the public forgive him because he is only a man? This is the same excuse De Lima gave for having an affair, her "frailties as a woman."