Raffy Tima dismayed over Duterte catcalling his wife Mariz Umali

Broadcast journalist Raffy Tima told President-elect Rodrigo Duterte that catcalling his wife, reporter Mariz Umali, is wrong in so many levels.

In a Facebook post, Tima said:

I expected that from a Mayor Duterte. I know his reputation well enough not to be shocked by it, but that does not make it right. For someone who espouses leadership by example, catcalling anyone in a press conference with all cameras trained on him defies logic. Then again, thats Mayor Duterte.

What appalled me even more was how some people in the room reacted. Most laughed, others made teasing noise and basically urged the mayor to dish some more! And he did. I do hope none of them were journalists because if they were, shame on them.

When you see or hear anyone say something wrong you do not encourage it, you do the opposite. Or in that particular instance at least, they should have kept quite and in their silence gave the message that what the mayor did was wrong.

Some jokes are funny and should be laughed at... but disrespecting women is definitely not one of them.

During a press conference last Tuesday, May 31, Umali asked the incoming president about how he would deal with non-performing Cabinet members and whether he will give them a deadline.

Probably thinking that Umali is single, Duterte joked that she was just trying to catch his attention. After which he made a wolf whistle. Some of those who attended the presscon were heard laughing and cheering.

Although surprised with Duterte's gesture, Umali tried to keep her composure and pressed for an answer.

Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali became trending topics on Twitter after the former's Facebook post went viral.