Duterte sex jokes at typhoon briefing meant to ‘lighten the mood’ — Palace

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MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang defended Monday President Duterte’s sex jokes during a situation briefing in Camarines Sur, saying that the Chief Executive was just “lightening the mood” as the country reels from the effects of typhoons.

According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Duterte was just channeling a Filipino trait to “lighten a problem” when he issued the jokes.

“Ugali na ng Pilipino na bagamat marami tayong pagsubok eh sinusubukan pa rin nating i-lighten iyong problema. So hindi lang naman po iyan gawain ng Presidente bagamat matagal na po iyang nangyayari,” Roque said in a televised Palace press briefing.

“Talagang hindi maipagkakait sa kanya na dahil sunu…

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