MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Can you imagine Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump saying ‘F*ck You’ in one of their campaign speeches? Of course not.
But that is not the case with Philippine presidential candidate Mar Roxas, President NoyNoy Aquino’s Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, and his anointed presidential successor.
In one public speech he made in 2008, Roxas was seen and heard cursing and cussing. “P*tang ina, ano ba ito?” (What the f*ck is this?) he screamed. It was caught on live TV and video-taped. It has, since then, gone viral on YouTube.
Now that he is running for president in the 2016 elections, and campaigning under the mantra of Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid,’ (straight path), Roxas is having a very difficult time erasing that embarrassing moment from the minds of the religious and moralistic Filipino voters.
Indeed, it was a regrettable moment that now haunts Roxas’ campaign to be the next president of the Philippines.
In any case, if elected, he would be the world’s first ‘cussing president’ and that could be a game changer in the future of world politics.