Lonely Rody: At 71, women want me for money

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – He has complained of the rigors of his job, and now President Duterte admits that he is out of the romantic market.

In a speech at a forum of local officials in Makati yesterday, Duterte said at 71, women would only be after his money and he doubts if women would still find him physically attractive. 

Duterte lamented that he is often alone as he performs his demanding job.

“I do not have a companion,” he said. “If I court someone, will they reciprocate my feelings? Nobody will. I’m old. I’m 71. They are only after my money. Would they still want my body? What would my body give to them?”  

Duterte also joked that one’s sexual appetite is diminished once he gets old.

“The problem is once you have positioned yourself, you no longer have the bullet train of Japan; people of our age only have the western train of the cowboys. Tsug- tsug- tsug,” he said.

“This is the only train in the world that can go backwards. Once you restart, it does not work anymore,” he continued, eliciting laughter from the audience.

Duterte is known for his long, rambling speeches and none of his aides are brave enough to ask him to stop.

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