Rockstar problems: Duterte says plane went wobbly after fans mob him outside restroom
President Rodrigo Duterte may not be asking for it, but his fame can sometimes be a risk– especially when he’s aboard a commercial flight.
In a speech before the Filipino community in Qatar on Saturday (April 15), Duterte shared that a plane he rode recently became wobbly because passengers went to the back to mob him when he stood up to use the lavatory.
“Minsan mag-uwi ako, commercial. Commercial flight ako. Kasi ‘yan lang, minsan ako pumapasok last ako dito sa likod. So naglipad ako wala masyadong nakahalata. Pero minsan may umihi, ‘hay!’ Dito man sa likod ‘yung ganon, [laughter] Iyong lahat ng tao nagtakbuhan dito sa likod,” he recalled.
“Iyong eroplano naka-ganon lumipad bigla na lang gumanon. Akala ko pa take-off na naman,” Duterte added.
The President said the plane’s pilot had to plead with the passengers to go back to their seats because the plane’s weight has become unevenly distributed.
“Nagmakaawa ang piloto, ‘hoy balik kayo dito kasi [laughter] para tayong nagte-take off. Eh nandito na lahat ng tao eh,'” he said.
Since becoming President Duterte admitted that commotion happens even when he does routine activities if a Filipino sees him.