Mayor punches Sheriff in the head after he refuses to help the poor
Last updated at 5:47 PM on 3rd July 2011
But one Philippines mayor has taken the phrase literally after she was caught on camera punching a stubborn sheriff in the head as he tried to demolish a shanty town.
Sara Duterte-Carpio, mayor of Davao City, was trying to stop the demolition of shanty area where 217 families live.
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es to reason with sheriff Abe Andres
Pleading with Sheriff Abe Andres, Mrs Duterte-Carpio is seen growing increasingly frustrated.
After being turned down by the sheriff, Mrs Carpio asks to have the demolition postponed for two hours while relief work could be undertaken for the families.
But after Mr Andres again refuses, the mayor looses her temper and lashes out at the sheriff, striking him repeatedly on the head.
...But after that gets her nowhere the red mist descends...
...And then the fists really start to fly
To cheers from the assembled crowd, Mrs Carpio and Mr Andres have to be pulled apart by officials.
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