Duterte has vowed to stop using "epithets" (for example, he called Pope Francis a "son of a bitch" and told Obama to "go to hell") because God threatened to crash the airplane he was flying home from Japan in if he didn't cut it out.
He said that while flying home, he was looking at the sky while everyone was sound asleep and he heard a voice that said "'if you don't stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now."
"And I said, 'Who is this?' So, of course, 'it's God,'" he said.
"So, I promise God to … not express slang, cuss words and everything. So you guys hear me right always because (a) promise to God is a promise to the Filipino people."
Duterte's vow was met with applause, but he cautioned: "Don't clap too much or else this may get derailed."
(via Naked Capitalism)
(Image: Rodrigo Duterte Benigno Aquino III, PD)