Philippines Female Mayor Punches Out Sheriff

Davao City's Sara Duterte is taking a five-day leave
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2011 4:03 PM CDT

This lesson in diplomacy is hot on BuzzFeed: A female mayor in the Philippines city of Davao City punched out a sheriff in front of TV cameras. Mayor Sara Duterte was incensed that the sheriff insisted on demolishing a shantytown despite her request for a two-hour delay. (Fittingly, she wanted the time to keep tensions among residents. from exploding.) Duterte is taking a five-day leave while the government investigates her takedown, reports ABS-CBN News. Click here for more. (Read more Philippines stories.)

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