What a President! He holds the highest post in his country, but his devious actions confine him in one controversy after another.
Previously, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte dominated media attention for kissing a married woman during a town-hall style meeting with overseas Filipino workers in South Korea. But he did not stop here and made public yet another controversial statement that expedited outrage.
This time, he has again invited controversy by asking “Who is this stupid God?”
He aimed at Biblical creation story during a speech and asked why God would create Adam and Eve and then expose them to temptation. He opted for typically colourful words as he mentioned the tricky catechism.
He has made the Leaders of the Catholic Church in the Philippines condemn the statement hugely. Why did he proceed to utter such distasteful endorsement?
His spokesman Harry Roque declared the President had formed a panel for dialogue with religious groups in order to lessen the rift between the government and the Church. Bishop Pablo Virgilio David wrote on Facebook that he need not have shown disrespect for the Catholic church.