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Philippine Leader Tames His Words for Miss Universe Hopefuls

Philippine Leader Tames His Words for Miss Universe Hopefuls

Monday, 23 January 2017 05:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has delivered a speech without sex jokes and expletives — telling the gathering of Miss Universe contestants that he was told to watch his language.

Duterte told the women at Malacanang presidential palace Monday that he had never been in a "roomful of beautiful women" and adding "I hope that this day will never end."

Eighty-six candidates will vie for the Miss Universe crown on Jan. 30 in Manila.

Duterte has been criticized for a number of his remarks on women, including a comment about the length of Vice President Leni Robredo's skirt in a Cabinet meeting and a rape joke about an Australian murder victim during the presidential campaign last year.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has delivered a speech without sex jokes and expletives - telling the gathering of Miss Universe contestants that he was told to watch his language.Duterte told the women at Malacanang presidential palace Monday that he had never been in...
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