MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you just have had it with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump with his antics and hate speech, take comfort in the fact that the Philippines has it worse in Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who is running in next year’s presidential elections.
The tough-talking mayor, known for his extra-judicial style of management, is finally showing his true colors, and more.
In a single speech, Duterte admitted being a womanizer, having two wives and two girl friends, while taking a stab at Pope Francis, whom he cursed while talking about Manila’s nightmarish traffic.
Duterte narrated his experience having to sit in traffic for five hours during the Pope’s visit to the Philippines earlier this year. Roads were closed to motorists and public transportation to make way for Francis’ motorcade.
Because we are a family-oriented site, we can’t print what Duterte said about the Pope, but we are including a video tape of his speech, courtesy of ABS-CBN News. If you don’t understand Tagalog, find someone who can for a translation.
Upon learning of the incident, Rome issued an excommunication order against Duterte who is Catholic just like three-quarters of the Filipino population.
It remains to be seen whether the popular presidential candidate will lose the Catholic vote come elections.