By Genalyn Kabiling
A lady town mayor from Bohol has left President Duterte totally awestruck with her beauty.
The President has expressed admiration for Garcia-Hernandez Mayor Tita Baja-Gallantes during a recent campaign rally in Bohol, even jokingly asking the “beautiful” mayor to run away with him and promising never to let her go.
The mayor, clad in a red dress, was seen smiling onstage while Duterte made some flirty comments during his speech.
“Can you run away with me? You have children, don’t you, mayor? How many children do you have? I have three — four. I have four but they’re all grown up already so I don’t have a problem there anymore,” he told the lady mayor last Wednesday night.
Duterte tried to use his charm on the Bohol mayor after learning she was separated from her husband.
“I just talk like that but I’m just joking. And you are truly beautiful. If it were me, why would I ever break up with you? I will really grab and hold on to your panty if you try to leave, even until the garter snaps. You’re just too beautiful,” he said.
The 74-year-old leader said he visited Bohol to “play the game of love,” adding he trusts former presidential assistant Bong Go not only with his money but even with his wife.
“I am here in Bohol to play. To play the game of love,” he said.
But when he noticed the mayor was “frowning,” Duterte joked about the mayor probably plotting to kill him in disgust, as he went back to endorsing his senatorial candidates in his speech.
“Ma’am is frowning already. She’s probably thinking, “P***** i** ka Duterte, if you don’t fulfill your promise, you better watch out or else I’ll have you assassinated by my police,” he said.