In this video from PTV taken Sunday, June 3, 2018, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte leans in to kiss a Filipino worker at the podium during a town hall-style meeting with overseas Filipino workers in Seoul, South Korea. (PTV via AP)
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Duterte, known for his verbal outbursts and other antics, is being slammed by critics for the kiss, which took place Sunday during a town hall-style meeting with overseas Filipino workers in South Korea.When Duterte asked if she can explain to her husband that the antic was just a joke, and she said yes, the president leaned in and kissed her as thousands erupted in cheers.The state-run TV network aired the scene live in the Philippines.While the woman has defended the kiss and said she was thrilled by her encounter, others said the president went too far.Amid the roar of the crowd, Duterte asked if the woman was married and if her husband was around.Duterte then leaned in and kissed the visibly overwhelmed woman, who screamed in joy and covered her face.
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