News media LIED about Duterte’s plan to call Obama a son-of-a-bitch

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Did Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte really plan to call US President Barrack Obama a “son of a bitch” when he meets with him in Laos this week for a regional summit? According to many “news” reports, he did — and Filipinos believed them. Unfortunately, the truth no longer resides in the work of corporate media — not even foreign corporate media.

The above video with English subtitles seemingly added by The Independent UK translates the supposedly offending line as (as seen in the video)…

(In Tagalog) Son of a bitch, I’ll swear at you in front of everybody.

For its part, CNN Philippines weighed in on the circus with its own bit of “world-class” journalism in a report issued this morning supposedly quoting Duterte in the following English translation of his words…

“Who does he think he is? I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people,” Duterte scoffed in a speech Monday. “Son of a b****, I will swear at you.”

This is sloppy, irresponsible reporting on the part of both news outlets and particularly disappointing in the case of CNN Philippines considering that it is a Philippine colonial outpost of the iconic multinational news organisation staffed by Tagalog-speaking Filipino “journalists”.

The actual Tagalog statement of Duterte taken verbatim does not at all come across the way it has been translated in English by the so-called reporters of CNN Philippines:

Putang ina mumurahin talaga kita diyan sa forum na yan!

The more appropriate translation for the above — one that real Filipinos will agree with is as follows:

Son-of-a-bitch, I’d really swear at you [if I was in that forum and put in a position of implied subordination to any of my peers there]…”

Set aside what, by itself, is the already valid observation that “putang ina!” (which Duterte said) is a vastly different message to “putang ina mo!” (which Duterte did not say). This is not at all the threat to swear at Obama that The Independent and CNN Philippines reported as “news” but an off-the-cuff expression of indignation over the the suggestion that a sovereign leader such as himself be expected to justify himself before another. The unspoken context clearly evident in the video (enclosed in brackets above) was lost in its textual form in writing. Nonetheless, it was feasted upon by the media and turned into a virtual diplomatic row between the United States and the Philippines.

Was it simply a flawed translation by “reporters” not well-versed in the nuances of the Tagalog dialect spoken by a president whose first language is the Cebuano dialect of the Philippines’ southern parts? Or was it the result of a deliberate effort to misconstrue the words of no less than the President of the Philippines?

Stepping back even further, what these “news” organisations failed to provide was the broader context of Duterte’s statements. These statements followed a question fielded to him by a reporter during that conference basically asking him what he plans to report to Obama if asked about the so-called “extrajudicial killings” (EJKs) that have filled headline news since he came to power. To an irked Duterte, the question came across as a loaded one implying that he will need to answer to Obama on these EJKs. Those now-seminal words being feasted upon today by the media was his response to that reporter.

The Washington Post (in fairness to it, living up to its cut-above-the-rest journalism) at least provided that backgrounder in its report on this circus

Duterte said before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter’s question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30.

In his typical foul-mouthed style, Duterte responded: “I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum,” he said, using the Tagalog phrase for son of a bitch.

Note too in the above English translation (still flawed, nonetheless) that even if the text in the WP report provides broader context to the incident, it still cannot be fully ascertained, at face value, who Duterte was referring to in the quote “I will swear at you..”. Was Duterte referring to Obama? Or was he referring to the reporter who asked him the loaded question?

For that matter, notwithstanding the shrill relentless crying of Bloody EJK! by Duterte’s critics, it still remains to be seen whether the spate of homicides being reported in media are, in fact, EJKs. So far, no conclusive link between Malacanang and those so-called “killings” has been established via a qualified and systematic investigation or a ruling by a Philippine court. In that sense, the news media’s use of the notion of “EJK” in the Philippine setting is not grounded on fact nor sound analysis. Much of it, it seems, draws from second hand information and, many Filipinos think, the shadowy influence of the Philippine Liberal Party (LP) and its rabid supporters.

Much seems to be at stake. Waiting for “something to happen to Duterte” in the sidelines is Liberal Party stalwart and, now, supposedly “vice president” Leni Robredo. Robredo is now the only foothold the LP has to political power. Nonetheless, the media industry in the Philippines is practically monopolised by a small handful of conglomerates owned and operated by Filipino oligarchs loyal to the LP and the Aquino-Cojuangco clan that backs it. As such, a popular theory making the rounds in the Philippines’ social media political communities that there is an orchestrated effort to unseat Duterte — extrajudicially, if possible — may not be farfetched. As a Get Real Post commentor noted

If Duterte makes it past the first half of 2019, the yellows will be in an even weaker position than they are in today. A number of yellow senators up for re-election in 2019 will have a hard time winning if the present anti-yellow climate continues and they have no more access to Smartmagic. Time is of the essence.

Indeed, time is of the essence. Duterte has only six years to fix a problem that previous Philippine governments allowed to fester for three decades. It is quite unfortunate that other people — even the supposed “vice president” herself — has other priorities in mind. It is high time Filipinos find more reliable sources of information to guide their actions and beliefs. They have been let down by their leaders for so long and, as evident today, are being let down by corporate organisations who, erstwhile, had sworn to be beacons of The Truth.

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Bluefad
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It’s not a lie, obama is a putang ina.

Jimmy
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Is these what can we expect from the media?
Just care about money making???
Selfishness got us followin’ the wrong direction… Wrong information always shown by the media, negative images is the main criteria, infecting the young minds faster than bacteria..

Where’s the love???? The truth will set you free…

Lynda Rivera
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Bottom line , he shld control his mouth . He is not a street personality … he is a President of a country . He carries with him wherever he goes the image of the Philippines and the Filipino people . Be decent and respectful Mr . President .

Randy Viray
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Swearing doesn’t represent decency. Swearing is an expression of feelings such as anger, exitements, and even happiness. Deeds or actions represent decency. Everybody swears for their own reasons. Even you Lynda Rivera. So STOP your HYPOCRISY.

leah
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I’m glad you wrote this reply… 😉 at least someone wrote what i can’t. TY

Lily
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Agree. Lynda Rivera STOP your Hypocrisy. Typical Filipino who always think about his/her image. Image for what? The truth hurts…learn to accept the facts and not to live in your fantasy and hypocrisy world. You must be a very righteous and perfect person for you not to swear sometimes.

Chris
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Never mind personal decency, but swearing destroys proper decorum. I like though how Duterte shows pride in country. The more I wonder why he should diminish the impact of his message with a swear. Imagine if he didn’t swear, he would have looked like Nelson Mandela or Jose Rizal who stood up against a giant bully. But our president keeps on giving his enemies the bullet to fire at him. His communications team should step up and guide our president.

Aeta
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Nah, Duterte has his own style. I’d continue to swear if I were him. It’s time to shatter the primrose image of the typical, aristocratic Filipino politician.

andrew
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it doesnt matter i still support the government of pres. DU30 100%
the cussing whether it targets obama or not is insignificant. we need to clean the government of corruption and incompetency.

domo
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And that’s the problem with failipinos like you: you always call the trashtalking person as a malicious person thanks to your moralist mindset even if he/she didn’t even swear at a person or even you.

Johnny Saint
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Do you find ‘trash-talking’ helpful? Or even marginally acceptable in regular conversation? Say at a party. Or in the office.

Or does it eventually lead to pushing and shoving and elbows being thrown? Along with more colorful language and threats to boot.

sammie
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@JS (Ikaw may sabi nito ha?) “Do you find ‘trash-talking’ helpful? Or even marginally acceptable in regular conversation? Say at a party. Or in the office.” Party: Kuya 1:”Pare, tangina, ibang klase ka na. Promoted to manager.” Kuya 2:”Thanks, pare.” (Walang nagsuntukan.) Party 2: Kuya 1:”Pare, tangina ka! Inagaw mo yung pagiging manager ko!” Kuya 2:”Tangina mo rin! Akin talaga yun!” (Nagsaksakan. PATAY) Office: Kuya 1: “Anak ng putang overtime ‘to oh…” Kuya 2: “Wag mo nang isipin, pare. Bayad naman eh.” (Walang nagsuntukan.) Office 2: Kuya 1: “Ako na naman ang OT? Anak ka ng puta ka!” Kuya 2:… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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sammie, You’re missing the point. Please try to analyse what you wrote instead of focusing on explaining away the president’s gaffe. Sinabi mo sa iyong sagot: Hindi magandang pakinggan pero hindi ibig sabihin masama lagi ang nangyayari sa paligid pag may nagsabi ng mura. Wag tayong plastik. Pag nagkakakwentuhan ang barkada, pag may napamura, natatawa ka pa rin. Sino nagsabing magkabarkada sina Obama at Duterte? Dahil pareho silang puno ng bansa nila? You are assuming that the nuances of Tagalog and/or Bisaya will be readily understandable to anyone listening. Until the ASEAN meeting, President Obama had no real knowledge of… Read more »
sammie
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@JS

Kuya, general yung statement mo sa taas. Ikaw pa nagbigay ng example (party, office). Kung sinabi mong yung sitwasyon eh kahalintulad sa formal gathering ng hindi magbabarkada, eh di iba isasagot ko.

Magulo kang kausap. Magkape ka na lang.

sammie
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Ito sabi mo o:
“Or even marginally acceptable in regular conversation?”

May Obama o Duterte ba dyan?

Lecture-an mo man ako, walang mangyayari. At the end of the day online talkies pa rin to lahat. Magtanim ka na rin ng puno, gabi, sayote, kamote, mangga habang nagkakape ka.

Basta ako, may tanim nang puno ng atis.

MR
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People who curse aren’t automatically not decent.

People who do not curse aren’t automatically decent.

Aeta
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No room to argue that true statement.

Beutiful
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He is what he is! He is just very transparent.

Aeta
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Why can’t this politically-correct world take Duterte for what he is? Like you said, “transparent.”

Johnny Saint
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You both need to review your definition of ‘transparency.’ It has to do with openness, accountability, and honesty in government. There is an obligation to share information with citizens and this is part of the process of holding public officials accountable.

It has NOTHING to do with cultivating an image of being crude and unrefined in order to be relatable or using ‘putangina’ in casual conversation and demanding that everyone else accommodate the habit.

Aeta
Guest

Well, let’s just say this, Johnny Saint. Duterte is the most transparent president we’ve had so far. Is that good enough? As far as being crude, I’ll refer you to Mr’s definition of it above:

“People who curse aren’t automatically not decent.

“People who do not curse aren’t automatically decent.”

Tell It Like It Is.....
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Tell It Like It Is.....
@ Aeta, Duterte is a Neaderthalic Thug, he proves it all the time. Now he will be scorned ala Miriam Santiago, who, you may recall, acted in a similar vain and was laughed out of the ICC for making similar type statements. Filipino’s, in their famous ignorance, are now stuck with this BUFFOON and will suffer along with him as they begin the lonj descent to where the rabit-hole Duterte is going to lead the country into. YOU want Martial Law,REALLY? When ‘Freedom of the Press’ is revoked and you disagree with Duterte here on GRP and are thrown in… Read more »
Aeta
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Tell It Like It Isn’t, You’re either an idiot or your brain is running on leaded gasoline that dulled your senses. Thirty fucking years of YellowTard rule, with the Chinese businesses monopolizing the economy, the Chinese crime network in full swing, the Abu Sayaf terrorists infiltrating every corner of this country, and you’re talking about Duterte being a “buffoon.” Shit man, where has your brain been the whole time the whole country is falling apart? In the shitter figuring out the best way to flush your useless brain down the pipe? You’re motherfucking right I want Martial Law, so I… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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Aeta, NO, IT MOST CERTAINLY IS NOT ENOUGH. First off, I urge you to please try to grasp the meaning of ‘transparency’ in the context of government. Something which you still seem to dismiss. Secondly, there is very much a lack of transparency in the administration. Or rather, NO ONE seems to be concerned with whatever else the Duterte government is doing other than the drug war and its consequences and diplomatic gaffes the president constantly finds himself in. Not much has been discussed about the ’emergency powers’ requested by Duterte’s Department of Transportation to do away with the bidding… Read more »
Aeta
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Johnny Saint, I know exactly what “transparency in the context of government” means. It’s a collaborative effort and disclosure by all departmental agencies within a government to maximize its efficiency, through “check and balance,” in order to continue to receive the validation of its national, as well as international community. In an ideal setting of First World countries like the United States or Great Britain, “transparency” in government would work well; but we’re talking about a Third World country like the Philippines, and its notoriously corrupt government , where each department agencies are breeding grounds for venomous snakes and man-eating… Read more »
tony belen
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the only thing change in his life is the title,yuo cant change your attitude as long you know you are right,we voted for him because he can bullshit any body,even the pope and even the president either america /russia or china,that is what we eant to leader,catholic priest rape a lot in any place of the world are they decent.fuck their god

ed
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If his foul words is the only measure of his descency, then we fail miserably of knowing a great man in our midst. Just look at her achievements in two months..Just be supportive. PDu30 didn’t hid anything but was elected as he is…with 91% approval rate…I rest my case.

Sunshine
Guest

Bottom line , he shld control his mouth . He is not a street personality … he is a President of a country . He carries with him wherever he goes the image of the Philippines and the Filipino people . Be decent and respectful Mr . President .

Red
Guest

So a “respected” entity took his words and put a whole-nother meaning to it and it’s still Duterte’s fault, huh?

Next time you say something, I’ll twist it and tell everyone you said something worse than what you intended. And I’ll tell you that you should’ve controlled your mouth.

domo
Guest

What’s the matter failipino? You want a leader who always have flowery words in order to make yourself feel better? No wonder why failipinos like you hate discipline.

leah
Guest

Failipino?? that hurts…unacceptable but there’s a truth in it that some filipinos are also failipinos. I am a Filipino! and i swear when i am angry.:)

Renee
Guest

They should have been more responsible. The translation wasnt even correct! Media just wNts the attention thats why they will create anything to sensationalize everything! – D-I-S-A-P-P-O-I-N-T-I-N-G AS USUAL

Dodge
Guest

Kung may unedited video siguro naman may Pinoy staff sa Obama White House na puwede itranslate para sa US President, unfiltered.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

This is sedition. Government should throw those reporters in jail.

andrew
Guest

it cant be done as it will just again repeat the martial law days and will justify that pres. du30 is a dictator. its better if they will be cross examined by a lawyer publicly.

Dick S. O'Rosary
Guest

This is sedition. Government should throw those reporters in jail (after convicting them in a court of law) – there happy now? I just skipped the implied part of the procedure in throwing people in jail and you cry martial law! Dumb shit. Your theory is so far fetched.

Dodge
Guest

Duterte should live up to his election promise of actually being diplomatic. Di naman kailangan magsalita na ganito para lang magscore ng pogi points sa mga supporters niya.

Oo, Obama will no longer be President next year. Eh yung kasunod niya?

mrericx
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And the question now is which of these 2 US presidential candidates will have a greater & better diplomatic ties with our current president, will it be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? :\

andrew
Guest

di talaga mapigil ung pag-init ng ulo ni digong lalo na sa media. naiisip ko rin na kelangan maging malakas si digong dahil left siya. wala na ngang rally kung mapapansin natin ngayon. of cpp/npa sees this then he can be trusted and a leader who can really unite the nation. all out na to mga kababayan this is the time walang mawawala kay digong. he is indeed for the people and for the best interest of the nation.

mrericx
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I would like to make a quote on this one: If Duterte makes it past the first half of 2019, the yellows will be in an even weaker position than they are in today. A number of yellow senators up for re-election in 2019 will have a hard time winning if the present anti-yellow climate continues and they have no more access to Smartmagic. Time is of the essence. Not only that, I remember one thing about changing our constitution & he have a timeline that on the year 2019 there’ll be a plebiscite will happen on that year as… Read more »
tomas
Guest

Well the Liberal Party and their ilk are far more “mannered”. Any takers? Guess not.

andrew
Guest

yes they are well mannered but weak, dumb and incompetent. it weakens the country. look at the tanim bala they cant resolve it. the solution of du30 admin? confiscate the bullet and let the passenger go.

mrericx
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The reason why our president said P_____ ina mo! to US President Barack Obama is because Duterte is very stressful right now especially after the tragic Davao bombing incident last Friday which left 14 dead & almost 70 injured. But later on, he’ll make apologize to him after that incident will finally resolve & surely he’ll do that just like what he did to Pope Francis last year. And to have an icing on the cake to this issue, I will post a link here on an FB message posted by Mae Paner (aka Juana Change):
https://www.facebook.com/mae.paner/posts/10154027536461028

Tell It Like It Is...
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Tell It Like It Is...
Whether or not Duterte has called Obamma a ‘Son of a Bitch’, he is really asking to get whacked. The Filippine Drug Dealers have put a $1,000,000.00 reward for the murder of his arrogant A$S and if they do not get him, and he keeps his idiotic remarks up…the CIA will get his A$$ whacked BUT FUCKIN GOOD !!! Once…and FOR KEEPS ! U CAN BET ON IT !!! This guy really thinks he is the SHIT,eh? He is going to find out,as he looks like he has forgotten, that all he runs is his mouth… It is a historical… Read more »
Red
Guest

You think Duterte doesn’t know that?? I don’t think he still cares at this point.

Johnny Saint
Guest

That is possibly the most idiotic and irresponsible attitude to consider.

If President Duterte were a regular citizen, he could mouth off wherever and whenever he wants. The fact is, Duterte IS THE PRESIDENT! Which means there are responsibilities that he must live up to and consequences to his actions that he must be aware of. Which means that there is no room in his position for reckless behaviour or stupid, impulsive acts. He’s supposed to be a LEADER.

TheVoiceofReason
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Correct. He is a spokesman for an entire country not just his power tripping ego. Anything he says or does has ramifications. Not just to him, to the rest of the country, its citizens and those living and working abroad. Im kinding getting sick of these apologetic fanatics that keep defending his mouth and his actions. Internationally the philippines is looking ridiculous. There is a diplomatic responability a president has to adhere to. Insulting, ( because that is really what he was doing, insulting a more powerful country to curry brownie points from a idolized populace)your biggest ally. Time to… Read more »
Aeta
Guest

Being politically-correct, by curtailing what you say, doesn’t necessarily make someone an effective president. I’d rather see results from an effective president in spite of his callous mouth, instead of a smooth talking politicians without much action.

Johnny Saint
Guest

Again, Aeta, you missed the point.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

The president’s impulsive outbursts are PREVENTING him from being an effective leader. He was asked a legitimate question and he chose to answer it with expletives. And he promised to use the same strong language with Pres. Obama if he didn’t like the way the discussion was going. Right now Filipinos are spending way too much time trying to explain what Mr Duterte may or may not have said. That is not in any way productive.

Aeta
Guest

Johnny Saint,

How can I possibly miss anything that’s coming from a Yellow Party supporter like you?

This is not worth responding to.

Aeta

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Guest

If you actually read Saint’s posts prior to this incident, he is far and away a Yellow supporter, but that might be too much to process for your “with us or against us” mental faculties.

Sick_Amore
Guest

You sound like someone responsible for the recent Davao city bombing.

The President is still being decent that’s why local media outlets are making flagrant insult and violation of just news reporting.

Beutiful
Guest

We love him!just becoz u don’t know him personally. Try to meet him personally then u will see how this what u called “arrogant” have a beautiful heart inside than you.

TheVoiceofReason
Guest

You hang out with your president often?

Tell It Like It Is...
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Tell It Like It Is...
and BTW, Duterte is really becoming quite the International BUFFOON. His country, is a 3RD world Hell-Hole and yet he speaks as if he is the President of a Nuclear Super-Power. Duterte will soon replace Miriam Santiago as the known loose-cannon/whacko of Filipino politics and soon no one will take him seriously nor want anything to do with him. OR MAYBE even, next time there is a hurricane and the coutry can not handle the situation, like in 2014, Duterte will find doors slammed shut in his face and his fellow countrymen will hate his guts for it.IDK? BUT: This… Read more »
Bluefad
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He did nothing wrong. Duterte is always right.

TheVoiceofReason
Guest

I hope your statement Bluefad is dripping with sarcasm.
If not then its dripping with something else entirely.

Felipe
Guest

What he can offer the country far outweighs whatever requirement you burden him with in order to keep his campaign promise from being fulfilled—-People are aware of his personality, but no one could offer anything better—-So, DEAL WITH IT!

Yellows are applying media manipulation tactics, as DU30s success would expose them to be a bigger failure.

Indones
Guest

Miriam Santiago is not a whacko, being more intelligent than you at least.

Tell It Like It Is...
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Tell It Like It Is...

@ Benginino, The Washington Post is the propaganda arm of the DEEP USA CORPORATE STATE and has little to no credibility left with anyone outside the corporatocracy and anyone who actually knows what is going on in the USA, they and the NY Times,Chicago Tribune, Fox (faux)News, CNN etc etc have long ago lost any journalistic credibilty they once had.

yellowed out GRP reader
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yellowed out GRP reader
Can we request Pompee La Vina, Nic Gabunada, and the other leaders of Pres. Duterte’s online media team during the elections to please spearhead the creation of a 100% English-language website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel on Pres. Duterte for the international audience? This is one good way to counter the black propaganda against Pres. Duterte in the international media. That global Duterte website can contain videos with English subtitles, rebuttals to misleading news articles, and the real facts about Pres. Duterte’s day-to-day hard work so foreigners will understand who he really is. Mr. La Vina and Mr. Gabunada, there… Read more »
Jim DiGriz
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100% agreed upon again! Makes a whole lot of sense.

Johnny Saint
Guest
Whether or not the translation was ‘exact’ with all the nuances coming across perfectly to the audience, should we really be surprised IF President Duterte were to swear at President Obama and call him a ‘son-of-a-bitch’ in the middle of their conversation if Duterte decides that the tone of the discussion is not to his liking? For years, GRP writers and commentators have been opining that Filipinos are ‘highly emotional,’ and ‘thin-skinned,’and prone to impulsive behaviour instead of thinking things through. This year, Filipinos elected a president who readily expresses his passion and emotion on issues and who is arguably… Read more »
Paul
Guest

“Putang ina mumurahin talaga kita diyan sa forum na yan!”, were Duterte’s exact words. It’s not the same as, “Putangina mapapamura ako dyan so forum na yan.” The writer of this post benign0 is a complete idiot. There was no lying by the media. Watch the video you moron!

Sick_Amore
Guest

I’m also gunna quote this out of context because it seems that it’s for the “journalist” and not Obama.

“You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum”

Paul
Guest

Unless the president knows that the reporter will be at the Laos forums too, then it is clearly addressed at Obama.

Sick_Amore
Guest

Ah! That totally made sense. Except when people keep insisting that he’ll simply say that to Obama without the IF. If Obama ever asked Duterte to report to him about the so-called “extrajudicial killings”. And if ever he did asked, what right does he have to ask that? Because of the so-called human rights affairs? Hmmm. But majority of Filipinos do feel safe with the measures Duterte is taking. The only people who don’t feel safe are those whose hold on power are threatened.

TheVoiceofReaso
Guest

Oh really? U know what a 100 million filipinos think?

Seems our president has a lot of misquotes, or lost in translation moments.
Almost like he is designing it like that…or he is just an idiot.
Fool me once shame on u….fool me continuously for three more months, shame on me.

Jacques Cool
Guest

Moron,this website is. Only fools agree with it.

tomas
Guest

On Yoda, it sounds cool. But on a rambling retard like you, appropriate.

zaxx
Member

Someone told me PI is fine as long as you don’t append “mo.” It’s kind of just a filler expletive such as “heck” or WTF, with no one being the object; somewhat like a sigh of exasperation.

You need to be a Pinoy to understand nuances in the vernacular, otherwise as expected – the mother of all misinterpretations could lead to global war. Du30 said it in Tagalog because it was intended not to be leaked out (just privy to us locals). But what can you expect with our super low-IQ media?

andrew
Guest

yes. I agree. but as flippinflips just posted (FB), many americans cussed out pres. Obama and it’s not published. lol!

at saan sa batas ang hindi pwedeng murahin ang isang presidente? si George Bush nga binato ng sapatos.

tsaka walang giyera na mganyayari dahil lang dun sa issue na ginawa ng media (dami nilang pera ngayon dahil dyan) at aalis na rin sa pwesto si Obama.

USA don’t have real presidents anymore. USA is run by corporations and tycoons and china is catching up with them.

I would want Pres. DU30 get insights from Putin actually. 🙂

TheVoiceofReason
Guest
Oh yes…because tagalog is such a hard language to learn. There must be no one in america that can speak it fluently. Its not like there are not millions of filipinos and their children living across the world in every single career and job that is possible. But yes please do go on. Tell me how they could not possibly have a tagalog translator anywhere in those countries to contact to ask if they could translate whats being said. A president of a country is the face of the country. There is no ( privy to us locals) speeches from… Read more »
Jacque Cool
Guest

“Son of a bitch, I will swear at you in that forum” That is the very literal (word for word) translation. It is also safe to say that he meant,”I will call you son of a bitch in that forum”.

That’s what he said. You also did not include the footage when he said that he will kick Obama.

Please try not to interpret Tagalog if you don’t know it.

zombiedutertards
Guest

the issue is not the mura but his statement as a whole. mga tanga! kasing babaw ng kanal kayo mag-isip

d_forsaken
Guest

Overly literal translations, far from being faithful, actually distort meaning by obscuring sense.

zaxx
Member

It’s the reporter’s fault for asking such a big “IF” hypothetical question. Du30 was better off just banning mainstream media and simply settling for exclusive interviews with Mocha Uson. Yup, laos na ang dilaw na propaganda… As in LAOS.

Mocha Uson’s Page Beats Inquirer, Rappler in Engagement

http://www.newsgra.ph/2548/mocha-usons-page-beats-inquirer-rappler-in-engagement/

Jungle Cat
Guest
Exactly. Many people in GRP have pointed out so many times that the best way to manage Pres. Duterte’s uncontrollable mouth is to minimize his direct contact with the media, since he is too old to change his personality. Why has this not been done? Has his team not yet realized that the number one goal of journalists (especially the foreign ones) is to provoke Duterte so they can have more material for negative reports? Why did his team have to do that pre-departure press conference? It was totally unnecessary and just gave the journalists another opportunity to cause trouble.… Read more »
TheVoiceofReason
Guest

So what u r saying is u need adults to watch and censor another adult?
and this adult is the president?
Yeah, time to get a new one i think

Hydry
Guest

If course it’s media’s fault that your president is rude and nasty. Duterte is always right.

Felipe
Guest

The media is rude & manipulative

Jim DiGriz
Guest

Indeed he is.

“I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people”

TheVoiceofReason
Guest

And the rest of the world just like every other leader of every other country and especially your allies.
Everyone has someone to answer to.
Do u really want the philippines to be that weird kid with the potty mouth?
U know the one that smells funny and no one ever wants to play with or be involved with.
Your really want to be that kid in the global classroom?

klara
Guest

Actually, the weird and bully kid is the US. Most governments know it but only president Putin and Duterte have the guts to say it publicly. US bullying has caused its own isolation.
And yeah, everyone has someone to answer to. The US gov’t has a lot to answer to. Daming atraso. Proxy wars, false flag ops & terrorism, econ. manipulation and sabotage, weather & geo weaponization. Look it up. Traydor ang P*%#!

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