Duterte says he’s no misogynist: ‘I’ll die without women’

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-confessed womanizer, on Thursday said that he is a "lover of women" and he would die without them in his life. In a speech in Bataan, Duterte asked women in the audience if they were wearing bikinis when they go to the beaches of the province. "Dito sa inyo may resort? May naliligo, naka-bikini bikini din sila? Kasi magpasyal ako," Duterte said, drawing laughter from the crowd. "Not because I am a misogynist. I am just a lover of a woman. Mamatay ako 'pag walang babae, sa totoo lang," he added. Duterte has frequently drawn criticisms for his rape jokes and remarks objectifying women. The President was previously...

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