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Duterte is ‘Really Funny’, His Spokesman Says as Filipino President is Filmed Trying to Grope Maid

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte previously admitted to the public that he’d once confessed to a priest that during his youth, he’d tried to touch the private parts of his maid while she was asleep.

President Rodrigo Duterte is “really funny”, his spokesman Harry Roque said during a press briefing, as he was commenting on a viral video showing his boss trying to reach for his maid’s crotch during birthday celebrations on 28 March.  

In a clip widely shared online, Duterte, who turned 76 on Sunday, was filmed making a playful move towards his house helper’s private area as she was serving him a birthday cake. The maid reconciled and the two laughed the matter off, but the social media crowd found the president’s move outrageous.