Poe: Duterte irresistible but has to respect women
Camille Diola (philstar.com) - February 21, 2016 - 3:49am

MANILA, Philippines — Women find Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte "irresistible" but the political strongman from the south needs to show respect for them, Sen. Grace Poe said.

During the Mindanao round of the debate on Sunday, Duterte admitted to having several partners but denied that he is accused of lasciviousness.

"Anong gagawin ko itong karga-karga ko? Hindi ko naman ipagbili ito. Hindi mo naman isangla e. Gamitin mo dapat e baka mamatay ka," Duterte said.

Poe found fault with Duterte's view that men are understandably ruled by "biology" in treating the opposite sex.

"Alam n’yo, si Mayor Duterte, malakas ang appeal. Irresistible para sa ibang babae, subalit , matagal rin nating pinaglaban, at alam ko si Mayor Duterte ay magalang sa kanyang nanay," Poe said.

"Kaya kahit papano, sa tingin ko, kung ikaw ay malakas ang dating sa mga babae, konting respeto," she added.

As a presidential candidate, Poe said Duterte has to act as a model to children through his words and behavior.

"At least alam natin si Mayor Duterte, minsan sinasabi naman niya yung mga hindi niya nararapat na nagawa noon. Pero pareho lang naman kami, tao rin nagkakamali pero isusulong ko palagi ang pagrespeto," Poe said.

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