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Philippine diplomat says sorry for Twitter rant against China, is told ‘only Duterte can use curse words’

The Philippines’ top diplomat has apologised for a foul-mouthed rant on Twitter in which he told China where to go – after being informed that only the president can use curse words.Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr issued a public apology on Tuesday to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for a tweet in which he called China an “ugly oaf” and demanded it “get the f***” out of Philippine waters. The tweet, sent out on Monday, was a reference to the presence of Chinese coastguard ships near to…The Philippines’ top diplomat has apologised for a foul-mouthed rant on Twitter in which he told China where to go – after being informed that only the president can use curse words.Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr issued a public apology on Tuesday to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for a tweet in which he called China an “ugly oaf” and demanded it “get the f***” out of Philippine waters. The tweet, sent out on Monday, was a reference to the presence of Chinese coastguard ships near to…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post