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Duterte on ‘admission’ to marijuana use: ‘It was a joke’

/ 06:06 PM December 03, 2018

After saying he used marijuana to stay awake during a recent regional conference, President Rodrigo Duterte now says that “admission” was just a “joke.”

“Plastic ang gamit ko. Plastic na marijuana,” Duterte told reporters in an interview.

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Asked if he was just joking about admitting to marijuana use, Duterte said: “Of course, kayong media (talaga).”

The President was referring to his remarks at the conferment of awards to the Asean-National Organizing Council officials in Malacañang where he said that he uses marijuana to keep him awake amid his hectic schedule.

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Duterte, who has been known to issuing controversial remarks, explained he was merely trying to provide a light moment in the middle of a serious discussion.

“I just want to shake the tree in a middle of a speech kasi boring ‘pag wala. Ako naman magpatawa talaga ako kasi boring kapag walang ano,” he said.

“It was a joke, of course it was a joke. Pero nobody could stop me from just doing my style. Minsan sabi ninyo misogynist ako kasi magbiro ako ng ganun, that’s my style it’s too late to change. If I want to joke, I will joke,” he added. /kga

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