Duterte mocks Jim Paredes over video scandal
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has mocked singer Jim Paredes, one of his most vocal critics, for having a small penis.
“Tapos itong Jim Paredes, immoral daw ako. Ipinakita niya ‘yung ot**n niya sa… T*** i** ang liit pa, ganun. Sa totoo lang (Jim Paredes says I’m immoral. He showed his penis [in a video], it’s small),” the President said in a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) rally in Bacolod City.
The President admitted he was foul-mouthed but had never engaged in acts like what Paredes did.
“Yan ang mga taong nagbabatikos sa akin. Kita mo ‘yung kalidad nila (These are the kind of people who criticize me. You learn what kind they are) ,” he said.
Paredes, a member of the Apo Hiking Society, initially called the video, which had circulated online, as fake but later owned up to it.
The video showed an image of a man sticking his tongue out while supposedly masturbating.
“The video was real. It was private, and not meant for public consumption,” Paredes said.
In a speech during the PDP-Laban campaign rally in Palawan on April 4, the President said he would cut off his penis in front of the altar if God had given him a small one. /muf