Bautista wants photo op with Duterte-A A +A
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
COMEDIAN Ramon Bautista told Mayor Rodrigo Duterte via phone conversation that he wants to have a photo with him when they meet.
Duterte, on the other hand, told Bautista that the apology was already enough for him.
Here was the transcript of the one-minute phone call between Bautista and Duterte:
Duterte: Alam mo sinabi ko naman sa kanila na nag apologize kana, para sa akin, tama na yun. Isa pa, you cannot bar anybody from going anywhere dito sa ating bansa as long as you're a Filipino. Para sa akin, huwag mo na sila pansinin kasi yung mayor total sabi niya ok kana. (laughing)
Bautista: Mayor, salamat talaga, ha.
Duterte: Oo. Wala kang problema sa akin. Alam mo pag ang tao nagpakumbaba na, tama na yan. It's not easy really to apologize. Ako nag sosorry lang ako sa mga girls, eh. Hindi ako nag sosorry dun sa mga boys.
Bautista: Mayor, salamat talaga ha. Pasensya na doon sa abala dun sa nangyari. Mayor, pa picture pag nag kita tayo.
Duterte: Ok lang yung. Baka mag kita tayo paminsan, chika chika tayo.
Bautista became controversial when Duterte siblings Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and former Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio got irked by his hipon (shrimp) statement during the Kadayawan Invasion.
Because of that, the 17th City Council declared him as a persona non grata (unwelcome person).
A day after that, a hiponcity.com was put up - a link that when you click will direct you to the official Davao City government site. As of this posting Wednesday, the site no longer exists.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 28, 2014.