Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told a crowd he was using the ‘‘back door” before he “cured” himself.
The President — who is known for making colorful remarks — made the comment during a speech to the Filipino community while visiting Tokyo last week.
After accusing his political opponent and vocal critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV of using back door, Duterte said he could sense he himself was also as if he was still using ‘back door’ while married to his ex-wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman. Their marriage was annulled in 2000.
Duterte went on to say that he was “cured” after meeting current partner Honeylet Avanceña.
“I became a man again! So beautiful women cured me,” Duterte said. “I hated handsome men afterwards. I now prefer beautiful women.”