Dear Rappler readers,
Last Sunday, President Rodrigo Duterte kissed an overseas Filipino worker on the lips as he met with the Filipino community in South Korea. It drew mixed reactions – the crowd screamed and cheered, but the response online was negative.
Duterte dismissed the incident, saying critics are just envious. Malacañang said that outrage is unwarranted because the married Filipina “was honored” by it.
As a rebuttal to critics, rabid defender and Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson posted a video of the final moments of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino on the plane where a couple of women kissed him. This triggered Kris Aquino, daughter of Ninoy and known celebrity to denounce Uson, saying she “crossed the line.” Uson was adamant and unapologetic, telling Aquino “this is not about you.”
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