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Duterte promises to resign if women protest onstage kiss

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PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to resign if enough women protest his onstage kiss with an overseas worker in Seoul, South Korea.

“We enjoyed it. It was a showbiz (thing) and everybody enjoyed it,” Duterte told reporters upon his arrival back in Manila on Wednesday.

“I do not do it in public if there is malice… I think if all women here would sign a petition for me to resign, I will resign.”

The kiss sparked controversy after the women, Filipino Bea Kim, appeared to resist the president’s advances, initially telling him that she had a husband so could not kiss him.

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The 73-year-old grandfather, however, persisted until Kim consented. The mostly Filipino crowd at the event cheered them on in approval.

Duterte received........

© Asian Correspondent