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Robredo on Duterte-led typhoon briefing featuring sex jokes: Bad communication


President Rodrigo Duterte’s briefing with officials on government response in the aftermath of typhoon Ulysses which ended on sex jokes is bad communication, Vice President Leni Robredo said Monday.

Robredo was referring to the government briefing in Pili, Camarines Sur wherein the President joked about the sex life or lack of it of a certain government official and another person whom the President described as a friend.

“Kapag may matindi tayong pinagdaraanan, nakapakahalaga iyong mensahe na we are giving outmost urgency on things that are really urgent  Kapag binibigyan ng atensiyon ang ibang bagay, ‘yung naco-communicate natin, mali,” Robredo said in an ANC interview.

“‘Yung nako-communicate natin, hindi ito (bagyo) ganun kaimportante na seseryosohin natin. Hindi lang ito on this incident. If we are going through something really serious, it is very important for us to communicate how urgent a particular matter is,” Robredo added.

Typhoon Ulysses already left at least 67 dead, 21 injured, and 13 missing so far. Likewise, Typhoon Ulysses displaced 428,657 families or over 1.7 million individuals.

During the Camarines Sur briefing, the President ended the meeting by saying “‘Brod’ ko pa. Pero naubos ang panahon niya sa ano, tumanda na. Nakakatanda talaga ‘yan. Sobra babae, nakakatanda ‘yan,” he said.

The official responded, “Sabi nga po ni Congressman LRay [Villafuerte], ‘undersexed’ daw po ako. ‘Undersexed.’ Kaya kung puwede po, gawin mo na akong Secretary para hindi na ‘undersexed.’”

A few moments later, they discussed a friend who had passed away, apparently because of COVID-19. Duterte quipped: “P— ina, kulang sa babae ‘yung ganun.”—AOL, GMA News

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