President Rodrigo Duterte wants to settle an old issue with the US Embassy, he recalls that he was once denied of a United States Visa when he planned to visit his college girlfriend.
During his speech in front of the Filipino Community in Beijing China, Duterte questions why the US Citizens can enter the Philippines easily and visa-free when Filipinos had a hard time securing travel documents and sometimes denied by the embassy to visit the US.
He said that he planned to marry his girlfriend and stay in the US if he was allowed to travel there.
“America? Miski ako hindi ako makapunta doon, hindi ako bigyan ng visa ng mga..” he said.
The President also said that even the US gave him life time free visas and 10,000 dollars, he will still return to his country and be a Filipino.
“The problem ism you go to America? You’ll not be issued a visa,” he stressed.
He also recalled a local government official who denied by US Embassy even he was invited to an event by the US Government itself.
“The poor man had to travel. He was in poor health. Pagdating dito, he was denied. Pero sila anytime. They enter the Philippines visa-free. Well, there will always be a time for reckoning. Bakit hindi natin tablahin?” Duterte said and gave a faint smile.
This statements gave some clues to the Netizens that he also considering to remove the visa free policy that the Americans enjoyed when traveling in the Philippines.