President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday affirmed that he apologized to Kris Aquino, even as he said Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson did not resist him when the last declined to apologize to the showbiz star in association with her contreversial online life post.
Duterte transferred his conciliatory sentiment to Aquino through his best helper Christopher “Bong” Go, who had said Uson additionally consented to state too bad.
In any case, in an internet based life post, Uson has declined to apologize.
Inquired as to whether Uson opposed him, Duterte stated: “No.”
“As I regard the restriction, I should likewise regard the general population in my camp. She has invoked the right of free expression. When ka mag-invoke ka ng ganun, wala ako magawa kasi ako mismo sinasabi ko it’s your entitlement to condemn me,” the President told correspondents in Lapu-Lapu City.
Uson has gotten under the skin of Aquino who blamed the Palace official for besmirching the legacy of her folks just to safeguard Duterte from assaults on his demonstration of kissing a Filipino lady amid a live event in South Korea on Sunday.
The Palace official thought about Duterte kissing a Filipino lady in South Korea to the Marcos-period opposition leader, previous Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., getting kissed by two ladies on the last flight he took before getting slaughtered in Manila in August 1983.
Duterte said Uson’s entitlement to free spech was “sacred” that it is “ensured under the Constitution.”
Malacañang has just said Uson still appreciates the trust and confidence of Duterte.