At community event in Japan, female OFWs walk up stage to give Duterte a kiss

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 30 2019 11:24 PM | Updated as of May 31 2019 03:22 AM

Karl Norman Alonzo, Presidential Photo

(UPDATE) - Some Filipina migrant workers on Thursday walked up a stage to kiss visiting President Rodrigo Duterte during an event organized by the Filipino community in Japan.

"Maghalik ako ganun, lips to lips talaga. Sino ngayon ang mag-volunteer?... Ikaw, ma’am? Smooch ka?... Anyone of you. Kiss lang. Halika na ma’am," he said.

Duterte's partner, Honeylet Avanceña, was present at the event.

Last year, the president drew criticism for kissing on the lips an overseas Filipina worker in South Korea. The woman, however, had no objections about Duterte's act. —Report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News