ANGELES CITY, Pampanga — Just a few days after his common-law wife said the tough-talking presidential aspirant already put his womanizing ways behind him, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte goes on a kissing spree in Angeles City, Pampanga.
While formally opening the provincial headquarters of his supporters, Duterte gave some of his female supporters a bit of love.
Pia Ranada reports. - Rappler.com
Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte formally opens the new headquarters of his Pampanga-based supporters here in Angeles City.
People wait two hours just to see the mayor.
He rewards some of them with a public display of affection.
The girls don't seem to mind.
He admits he went on a kissing spree with some of his prettier supporters.
RODRIGO DUTERTE, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I haven’t been to a place where I’ve kissed as many girls. Lips to lips, even with tongue, because it’s delicious. Never mind if I lose, as long as I get to kiss all the beautiful women.)
His Pampanga campaigners say volunteers chipped in with their own funds and resources.
ALLAN GARCIA, DUTERTE PROVINCIAL CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Mayor Duterte arrives on a limited budget. We won't mind that because I'm proud to say that the piso-piso for true change, every peso will count.
On display are a kaleidoscope of Duterte t-shirts and accessories.
His supporters listen intently as he explained his platform.
RODRIGO DUTERTE, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Drugs, crime, corruption in government have to stop.
They cheered, especially when he expressed his determination, Duterte-style.
AGNES ESPIRITU, DUTERTE SUPPORTER IN PAMPANGA: I will really campaign for him because this is the start of change.
With his campaign taking off supporters are ready to stick with him until the very end.
Pia Ranada, Rappler, Angeles City.