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Duterte says God told him to stop cursing

President Duterte, who once called the pope a “son of a bitch” and told US President Barack Obama to “go to hell,” says he has promised to God he won’t spew expletives again.

Duterte’s profanities have become his trademark, especially when threatening to kill drug dealers as part of his war on illegal drugs that has left thousands dead since he took office at the end of June.

Duterte made the stunning pledge on arrival in his hometown of Davao City late Thursday from a trip to Japan.

While flying home, he said he was looking at the sky while everyone was sound asleep, some snoring, and he heard a voice that said “if you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now.”

“And I said, ‘Who is this?’ So, of course, ‘it’s God,” he said.

“So, I promise God to…not express slang, cuss words, and everything. So you guys hear me right always because (a) promise to God is a promise to the Filipino people.”

Duterte’s vow was met with applause, but he cautioned: “Don’t clap too much or else this may get derailed.”

He shocked the dominant Roman Catholics last year when he fired an expletive while expressing his disgust over a monstrous traffic jam that trapped him while Pope Francis was visiting Manila. “I wanted to call. ‘Pope, you son of a bitch, go home.’ Don’t visit here anymore,” he told a mob of supporters, some of whom laughed.
He later apologized after Filipino bishops expressed shock and outrage.

It’s not certain if the 71-year-old President, who has been compared to US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump because of his brash language, can keep his promise. Duterte has made a similar pledge in June when it became evident that he had won the May 9 presidential elections overwhelmingly on a pledge to end crimes, especially illegal drugs and corruption.

He said then that he was enjoying his last moments as a “rude person” because “when I become President, when I take my oath of office…that will be a different story. There will be a metamorphosis.”

It didn’t take long for Duterte to break the promise. He has repeatedly leveled SOB-laced tirades against Obama, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a few outspoken opposition politicians, and human rights advocates, while heaping praises on Chinese and Russian leaders. (AP and Elena L. Aben)

comments
  • mariano

    Si President Duterte ay ginagabayan ng Diyos kaya kitang kita na lahat ng gawin nila ay nagiging Successful.

  • che

    Walang kasing galing si President Duterte. Lagi syang ginagabayan ng Diyos natin

  • Mickey

    Sus! Hindi yun si God! Si Lucifer yun!!! T A N G I N A M O!

    • justin

      Ikaw ang tunay na alagad ni lucifer!

    • ramon

      itong G A G O na to kahit ano nalang ang pinagsasabi! Walang kwenta naman!

    • a_ron

      gong Gong ka! wala kang kwenta!

  • bert_bert

    kitang kita naman ang gaby ng Diyos sa pangulo at may pusong malambot.

  • Marie Sencia

    kasi naman tlagang may mabuting puso ang pangulo.

  • anthony

    mabuti kasi ang pangulo at makaDiyos

  • mark_dhen

    tlagang ang linis ng puso ng pangulo.

  • ruel ais

    totoong maka Dyos ka nga pdu30 sna lagi ka nyang gabayan pati na ang bansa natin.

    • boknoy delarosa

      ginagabayan ba sya sa mga oras kung malait sya at mag mura,cge nga sabihin mo sakin!

      • sandro

        sabihin mo na ang gusto mong sabihin,wala namang kwenta.

      • jonathan cruz

        ikaw ginagabayan ka ata ng demonyo.haha

  • albert magallon

    God first before everything tama ang pangulo na maginig tayo sa kanya

  • chard malto

    ang totoong may magandang hangarin ay lagi ginagabayan ng Panginoon

  • bert arispe

    totoong pagbabago niniwala at sumunod sa diyos.

  • peter

    magagawa mo ang pagbabagong nais dahil my takot ka sa diyos.

  • jack

    pati ba naman ito ginagawan ng issue para masira lang si duterte.

  • Anne

    malinis kasi ang adhikain ng pangulo kaya ginagabayn siya ng sa taas.

  • beverlygo

    senyales ito sa pagbabagong ng bansa at ni pdu30

  • mariza p

    panahon na po ng pagwasto sa atin,.

  • gabriela yumu

    alang ya yan ng deliryo na ang lolo nyo

    • macyvi

      mma walang hiya ka kasi di mo nakikita ang kabutihang loob ng pangulo

    • jess

      ikaw ata ang nagdedeliryo