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Arroyo Tells Filipino Men Not to Kiss Her. Of course, we're talking about the president of the Phillipines.

'Arroyo often receives kisses on both cheeks by unknown admirers in a practice known locally as "beso-beso" ("kiss-kiss").

'Citing her conservative nature, Arroyo said she would only accept kisses from her husband, lawyer Jose "Mike" Miguel.

'"Please, all the men in the country, so that I won't be rude to you, do not attempt to kiss me," she said.

'The 57-year-old president was responding to an emcee [at a meeting] who joked that a man in the crowd wanted to kiss her but that he hesitated because he hadn't brushed his teeth. '

That was considerate of him!

August 11, 2004 | Permalink


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