President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly apologized after he seemingly failed to recognize Vice President Leni Robredo presence in his speech on the Philippine Military Academy (PMA)'s "SALAKNIB" commencement exercises.
"I apologize, Ma'am, it was not done. Commander, could you give the tikas-pahinga?" said the President as he interrupted himself during his speech.
"Ang nagsulat Ma'am dito, hindi ka isinali. Bugbugin na lang natin," Duterte added blaming his speech writer in jesting manner giving the crowd a big laugh.
The President however repeated his apology, saying "I'd like to apologize and acknowledge the presence of the beautiful lady, the Vice President of the Republic. Sorry Ma'am ha."
Watch the Full Funny Scene below:
Full Video of PMA's "SALAKNIB" Class 2017 Commencement Exercises: