Close  

First a cockroach, then a fly, now a ‘tuko’ interrupts Duterte speech

/ 09:23 PM September 19, 2019

Update

MANILA, Philippines—After a cockroach and a fly interrupted his speech, President Rodrigo Duterte was again unceremoniously pestered Thursday, this time by a loud gecko (tuko) sound at the decommissioning of arms and forces of revolutionary groups in Jamindan, Capiz.

ADVERTISEMENT

The President was in the middle of his rants against human rights advocates for criticizing his brutal war on drugs when a loud gecko sound interrupted him.

Duterte paused and let the sticky-footed lizard blare.

FEATURED STORIES

In jest, he said an official might have brought a pet gecko in the venue.

“Dala-dala ka ng tuko dito?” Duterte said to an official behind him.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Ilongga man ni (She’s an Ilongga). Ara man tong pet mo na tuko (Where is your pet gecko)? Dala-dala mo? Linte kang Jasmin ka,” he added, eliciting laughter from the crowd.

On July 30, Duterte was talking about his rift with Catholic priests during an event in Taguig City when a fly landed on his forehead.

He then shooed the fly and then joked that it was sent by the priests.

Two months before that, a cockroach landed and crawled on the shirt of Duterte during a campaign rally in Bohol.

“Liberal ‘yan. Sigurado na ‘yan, klaro sa likod,” Duterte said of the cockroach. He was referring to the opposition Liberal Party.

READ: WATCH: Cockroach crawls on Duterte who jokes ‘Liberal ‘yan’
READ: First a cockroach, now a fly disturbs Duterte

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Gecko, Local news, Malacañang, Nation, national news, news, Offbeat, Philippine news update, Rodrigo Duterte, tuko
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

October 16, 2019 07:39 AM

newsinfo

Pagasa: LPA spotted east of Baler, Aurora

October 16, 2019 07:34 AM

entertainment

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

October 16, 2019 07:15 AM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.