16:04 GMT22 October 2020
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    The Philippine president is widely known for his controversial campaign against drug dealers and for statements that often spark public outrage. In February, he suggested shooting female militants "in their vaginas."

    President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte traded a book for a woman's kiss during a speech in South Korea, the newspaper Philippine Star reported. According to the outlet, Duterte was participating in a meeting with his compatriots in South Korea when he offered to give a book entitled "Altar of Secrets: Sex, Politics and Money in the Philippine Catholic Church" in exchange for a woman's kiss.

    "You have to pay me with a kiss. Are you ready for kissing?" Duterte reportedly said.

    Two women came to the stage. He kissed one of them on the cheek, but asked for a kiss on the lips from the other. After a moment of hesitation on the part of the woman, the two kissed while receiving cheers from the audience.

    READ MORE: 'He Can Go to Hell' — Duterte Rebuffs UN Official Who Criticized Him

    The episode caused outrage in social media, with many slamming Duterte for his escapade.

    However, some users noted that as long as he fulfils his presidential duty, they don't care whom he kisses.


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