MANILA - For Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, European Union (EU) officials critical of President Rodrigo Duterte are "kulang pa sa iyot" or they just need more sex.
"Iyung mga maingay na palaiyot, sila po, ang problema sa kanila, hanggang ingay lang, wala namang napatunayan," Andanar told UK-based Filipinos in a video posted by Duterte News Stream Live on Monday.
"Kung tatanungin mo ang kanilang mga prime minister, mga presidente, 'yung mga talagang namamahala sa kanilang bansa -- pati sila sumusuporta kay President Duterte. Iyung mga nasa baba na palaiyot, sila lang ang maingay kasi kulang pa sa iyot," the official said.
The term "iyot" is Bisaya for sex.
Duterte has repeatedly cursed at the EU for its criticisms of his bloody anti-narcotics campaign. Most recently, he dared its diplomats to leave the Philippines.
Andanar told EU officials to respect Manila and refrain from interfering into its domestic affairs.
"Hindi tayo nakikialam sa EU kasi nirerespeto natin ang kanilang pamamahala sa sarili nilang bansa. Ang hinihingi lang natin ay respeto," Andanar said.
"Kung sila sa EU ganoon sila, tayo naman dito, maayos na mga Pilipino, tayo may breeding. Bahala sila sa buhay nila, mag-iyot na lang sila," he added, drawing hoots from his audience.
Sought for comment on his remarks against the EU, Andanar said it was "a comment made amongst DDS (Duterte supporters) friends in jest."
"I was referring to organizations in Europe criticizing PRRD (Duterte)," he said.
Andanar is in the UK with Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan for the 2-day Making All Voices Count Policy and Practice Dialogue.
The President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano earlier said the Philippines would no longer accept aid from the EU so the bloc would stop meddling in the country’s internal affairs.
The government has many times defended Duterte’s war on drugs, where about 3,800 people have died in presumed-legitimate police operations, according to police statistics.
Human rights groups estimate that the death toll in the war on drugs could be more than 7,000, a figure dismissed by the government as overblown.
The administration has said it does not sanction summary killings of drug suspects, adding that those slain in police operations had put up violent resistance.