Senate President Koko Pimentel shielded President Rodrigo Duterte in the midst of the hubbub over his scratched off meeting with United States President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Laos. Pimentel said US ambassadors are not simply used to listening to cuss words from a head of state taking note of that the President is not relating to a specific individual. "It is not coordinated to one individual. Obviously, the US representatives are not used to listening to the head of state coordinating condemnation words in his announcements, however we know our leader, ganyan po ang kanyang pananalita," he said. "Siguro we simply need to clarify and after that ask for the comprehension of nonnatives to comprehend that our leader talks that way and that ought to be acknowledged," he included. Pimentel trusts that the decades involved acquaintance between the US and the Philippines won't be influenced by Duterte's activities. "Arrangement at the universal level are not led by the President himself, these are led by our experts in the Department of Foreign Affairs, so let us permit the president to act naturally, at any rate we acknowledge the outcomes of him acting naturally tuloy dad rin ang amicable transactions of the nation," he said. "Hindi ganyan ang America, hindi rin ganyan kababaw ang Pilipinas, nasingatan ng presidente natin ng revile words yung kanyang sinabi, he is not reviling a specific individual so I dont think this will have any dependable or genuine results in Philippines-US relations," he included. Washington assembled off a reciprocal conference amongst Obama and Duterte after the last offended the US President utilizing curse words, for example, "two bit bastard". Duterte has cautioned Obama not to raise the issue of human rights when they meet at the ASEAN summit demanding power of the Philippines. Prior reports said that Obama would "address" Duterte on extrajudicial killings happening under his supervision. Around 2,400 speculated medicate pushers and clients have been killed since Duterte took office two months back. source
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