Filipino President’s Homophobic Remark to US Ambassador

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In a recent speech to military troops at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called the US ambassador to his country a “gay son of a bitch”, prompting US diplomats to raise the issue with their Filipino counterparts in Washington.

Rodrigo Détente’s frequent inflammatory comments have seen him dubbed as “the Donald Trump of the East” by multiple, top-ranking media publications.

Philip Goldberg, US ambassador in the Philippines and subject of President Duterte’s homophobic remark, was being criticised by the President for “interfering with elections” in the Philippines.

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Duterte refused to apologize for his tirade against Goldburg, remarking that it was not becoming of the envoy to dip his fingers in internal issues such as the May 2016 elections.

 

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