“Duterte is a murderous thug” according to Chelsea Clinton, she responded on a twit with regards to the latest “rape joke” of President Duterte speaking to the soldiers at a military camp. “If you go down, I go down. But for this martial law and the consequences of martial law and the ramifications of martial law, I and I alone would be responsible, just do your job I will take care of the rest,” Duterte said at an army base in Iligan City, outside Marawi City, according to a president’s office transcript. “I’ll imprison you myself,” he said, referring to any soldiers who commit violations, then he joked: “If you had raped three, I will admit it, that’s on me.”
and a follow up “Not Funny” twit.
“This was not the first time Duterte has made a joke about rape.
In the lead-up to his presidential election win last year, he caused an outrage when he recalled a 1989 prison riot in which an Australian missionary was killed, and inmates had lined up to rape her.
In what was intended as a joke, Duterte said the victim was “beautiful” and as mayor of Davao City, where the riot took place, he should have been first in line. He later apologised and said he did not intend to disrespect women or rape victims.
Duterte is known for his informal style and his speeches are often loaded with profanity, threats and jokes about taboo subjects, which offend some, but are taken lightly by many Filipinos.” via AlJazeera.com News
Philippines Senators like Tito Sotto and Manny Pacquiao said it’s only a joke.
There is no place to make a rape joke, especially in the city under Martial Law. Women should be treated with love, dignity and respect!
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