Duterte shrugs off actress’ remark: It’s her constitutional right
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday shrugged off the comments of actress Agot Isidro who had called him a “psychopath” for his expletive-laced remarks against the United States and international bodies.
“May nagalit isang artista sa akin, ano daw ako, psychopath. I leave it to her constitutional right for free expression. She should just enjoy it,” Duterte said in a speech during the mass oath-taking of newly appointed officials of the government and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines.
Isidro on Friday took to Facebook to criticize Duterte for his verbal attacks against the US and international bodies belittling as “crumbs” the foreign aid that the country had been receiving.
“First of all, no one’s trying to fight you. As a matter of fact, you’re the one who’s picking a fight. Secondly, the country where you are elected as President by 16 million out of 100+ million is Third World. You talk as if the Philippines is a superpower. Excuse me, we don’t want to go hungry. If you want, you do it yourself. Leave us out of it. So many people have nothing to eat, and yet you’ll starve us even further,” the actress said in a Facebook post.
“Third, I know a psychiatrist. Get yourself checked. You’re not bipolar. You are a psychopath,” she added.
Citing he wanted to chart an independent foreign policy, Duterte has launched a series of tirades against the US, European Union, and United Nations for calling him out on his brutal war against illegal drugs./rga
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