[Trending Now] Duterte Is More Focused On Philippines Rather Than Having A Good Reputation!
Manila, Philippines - Because of Duterte's controversial remarks for US President Barack Obama, Duterte's name can be seen all ov...
Manila, Philippines - Because of Duterte's controversial remarks for US President Barack Obama, Duterte's name can be seen all over different headlines which has caused negative effects on his image in the eyes of the international community, reports say.
However, Duterte showed that comments coming from anybody do not matter for him.
"Sabi na my reputation is bad, I said I don't give a shit. I am the President of the Republic of the Philippines, not the Republic of the international community. You can all in to hell. I will do what I think is right for my country to the best interest of the Filipinos" Duterte said to the Filipinos in Indonesia, quoting from philstar.com
This statements of Duterte only prove that the President is not affected by these negative headlines thrown at him but he rather focuses on the development of the country.
On the other hand, Duterte clarified the news being broadcasted by the international media about him cursing US President Obama.
Yung 'putang ina' sa atin... We would have said 'son of a bitch,' 'son of a gun' or 'fuck you' pero it is not translated in any ordinary day... as son of a whore. Pero ginamit nila yan siguro, si (Obama) took offense," Duterte explained.
It was reported that Duterte's remarks for Obama caused the US President to cancel their supposed meeting in Laos. However, because Duterte already humbled down, the meeting was decided to pursue but on a different date instead.
" A whore is a very terrible thing to hear. I was talking all along in the dialect. It is not a son of a whore. There's never a translation for that" the Philippine President added.
Meanwhile, according to reports, Obama does not take personally all the remarks made by Duterte since he can understand that it is the Philippine President's normal way of speaking.
"I don’t take these comments personally, because it seems as if this is a phrase he's used repeatedly, including directed at the Pope and others, and so I think it seems to be just a habit, a way of speaking for him," Obama said in a press briefing after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.