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‘We enjoyed it,’ Duterte says of kiss with Pinay in South Korea

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:23 AM June 06, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the query from one of the members of the media after delivering his arrival statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on June 5, 2018 following a successful three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

“We enjoyed it.”

This was how President Rodrigo Duterte described his kiss with a married Filipino woman in Seoul as he slammed critics who said it was unpresidential.

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“We enjoyed it,” Duterte said in a press briefing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2 after his arrival from a three-day official trip in South Korea.

He mocked those who criticized his act, saying: “I don’t want to kiss them because they have a bad breath and they are just envious.”

On Sunday night, the President ended his two-hour long speech before the Filipino community with a quick kiss from a woman, identified as Bea Kim, to whom he had given a book.

READ: Duterte’s meeting with Filipinos in Korea sealed ‘with a kiss’

His gesture earned criticisms from the public, but Malacañang said it was a “light moment” and there was “no offended party.” /atm

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