I will donate P1,000 to Caritas Davao per curse word, Duterte says

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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that he was admonished for his cursing during the meeting with figures of the Catholic Church.

Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte met with Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles at the Bishop's Palace on Friday afternoon (December 4).

The meeting, which lasted for about an hour, was also attended by Monsignor Paul Cuison and Bishop George Rimando.

Valles refused to be interviewed after the meeting, but Duterte revealed that he was admonished by the bishop for his habit of cursing, and was lectured on Christian values.

In a Facebook post, Duterte said that he told the bishops that he would lessen his use of cuss words.

He also volunteered to donate P1,000 each time he swears.

I visited and talked with Archbishop Romulo Valles and Bishop George Rimando, together with Monsignor Paul Cuison and my...

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The presidential hopeful said that the Catholic Church promised to monitor all of his public speaking engagements from now on to impose the fine.

With this, he promised that he would not curse anymore as it would be expensive.

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It was learned that even before the end of the meeting, Duterte blurted "buang" and "yawa" and was immediately fined P2,000.

All of Duterte's fines would go to Caritas Davao.

Duterte also expressed his plan to visit the Vatican soon.

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