President Rodrigo Duterte is apparently that type of leader who throws a department at a problem in order to solve a problem.
In his fourth State of the Nation Address, Duterte urged lawmakers to pass a bill creating a Department of Water Resources and Water Regulatory Commission, on top of the departments for overseas Filipino workers and disaster resilience he proposed in the same speech.
“You know what, there was this three-day no water. I was in Davao. So everybody was complaining and I was even afraid to come here because what if my girlfriend will not be able to — to take a bath,” said Duterte.
“She will smell like hell. So I said, I’ll wait for the water to wash her. Alam mo kung hindi ako nagmura, kung hindi ko sinabi, ‘p**** i**, papatayin ko kayo, p**** i** niyo’. And then when I arrived in the morning, there was water. And my girlfriend was fresh,” he added.
We’re pretty sure his long-time partner, Honeylet Avancena, who was seated with their daughter Kitty, did not find this joke funny.