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Putang ina! Swears to remember 

Posted: September 6, 2016 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in Uncategorized
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HANGZHOU, China — After being called an obscenity by the president of the Philippines, President Obama canceled a meeting with the leader that had been scheduled for Tuesday.
President Rodrigo Duterte had threatened to curse out Obama if he raised the issue of extrajudicial killings by Philippine authorities in a sweeping crackdown on drug trafficking. Speaking to reporters, Duterte, who took office in June, said the Philippines is a “sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony,” according to the Associated Press.
He added: “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.” That is the Tagalog phrase for “son of a bitch” or “son of a whore.”
But on Tuesday, in a statement read by his spokesman, Duterte expressed regret that his comments “came across as a personal attack” on the U.S. president. The statement said a meeting “between the United States and the Philippines” had been arranged for a later date. – via WashingtonPost 
Personally I could never work with anyone who disrespects me, I don’t blame Obama for standing his ground when the first insult flew. – jdm