First a cockroach, now a fly disturbs Duterte

/ 09:43 PM July 30, 2019

President Duterte: There’s a fly in my drinking glass.

MANILA, Philippines—After a cockroach crawled on the shirt of President Rodrigo Duterte in May, now it’s a fly’s turn to take the spotlight as he bothered the President and even landed on his glass of water.

Duterte was speaking at the launching of mobile app “911 TESDA” in Taguig City on Tuesday evening when he noticed that a fly has landed in his glass. He then asked his aides to give him bottled water instead


“Paki ano. Dinapuan ito ng unggoy. ‘Yang bago. Sa kakapasyal pati ‘yung… ‘Yung bote na lang be. Diretso ko na lang,” Duterte told his aides.

Later in his speech, another fly buzzes near him while he was discussing his feud with priests.

“Kaya maski noon pa talagang may away na ako sa pari. Kagaya nitong langaw na ito. Utos man nila ito. Kanina pa ‘yan sunod nang sunod sa akin. Naligo naman ako, mga buang,” he said, eliciting laughter from the crowd.


Moments after, the fly apparently returned and the President threatened to slap it with a piece of paper containing his prepared speech.

“Maya maghintay ka. Itong speech ko ang ihampas ko sa’yo,” he said.

On May 9, a cockroach landed and crawled on Duterte’s shirt during a campaign rally in Bohol.

Duterte’s aide tried to brush away the cockroach using a folder but the pest dashed its way to the front.

It got the President’s attention and eventually, Duterte took matters into his own hand, flicking the insect down to the floor and went on with his speech as nothing happened.

READ: WATCH: Cockroach crawls on Duterte who jokes ‘Liberal ‘yan’

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