Duterte Admits He's A Womanizer Likens Running PH To Maintaining His Mistresses
MANILA, Philippines - He is not ashamed to admit that he enjoys the company of women. Rodrigo Duterte, mayor of Davao City, openly admitted to having "two wives and two girlfriends" while attending a concert in Taguig City on Sunday.Feb 28, 20231 Shares376 Views
- The mayor is open about having "two spouses and two girlfriends."
- He compares managing the Philippine economy to how he splits his time between his wives.
- He underlines that he pursues women on his own schedule though.
MANILA, Philippines - He is not ashamed to admit that he enjoys the company of women. Rodrigo Duterte, mayor of Davao City, openly admitted to having "two wives and two girlfriends" while attending a concert in Taguig City on Sunday.
He was cited as stating by Rappler:
If you ask me, 'What are your credentials? What can you show the Philippines? We heard you are a womanizer. [I will answer] That’s correct, I have a wife, I have a second wife'.- Rodrigo Duterte
Duterte currently resides with Honeylet Avancena, a nurse, and their daughter Veronica. Duterte has an ex-wife named Elizabeth Zimmerman.
He said, “I have two girlfriends.” He continued, “You want me for president? You need to know who I really am.”
The mayor stated that the younger of his two girlfriends works in a mall in his city's cosmetics department, while the other is a cashier.
While being open and honest about his love life, Duterte was eager to emphasize that he does not rely on government assistance to support his way of life. He also doesn't use his power to curry favor with ladies.
He claimed that because he was close to the manager, he once turned down his younger girlfriend's desire to purchase her a used automobile from the Davao Toyota branch.
I told her ‘No, because what trips will we use it for anyway? I just pick you up from your boarding house, we go inside a motel, and we only do short time.’- Rodrigo Duterte
Regarding handling the economy, Duterte asserted that a successful leader should be able to divide his time with the nation's management in the same way that he does with his romantic interests.
“They are not in a house or condominium or subdivision, they stay in boarding houses, they get P1,500 month,”he said. “That’s all I can afford, I can’t touch my salary for that because that is for my family,”the speaker said.
Regarding the president, Duterte claimed he would require "vitamins" to give him the necessary energy. He declared that you can’t f*** the presidency. He said. “I will take vitamins and all that is needed to be taken.”