Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fondness for swearing has not put off supporters. Photo: EPA-EFEPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fondness for swearing has not put off supporters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fondness for swearing has not put off supporters. Photo: EPA-EFE

Duterte and his crew of foul-mouthed Philippine officials: the new normal?

  • The firebrand leader’s penchant for making lewd, controversial remarks has resulted in copycat behaviour by his officials
  • But Duterte’s crassness has been welcomed by some Filipinos, who admire him for speaking his mind

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fondness for swearing has not put off supporters. Photo: EPA-EFEPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fondness for swearing has not put off supporters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fondness for swearing has not put off supporters. Photo: EPA-EFE
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