Philippines President Jokes about Rape in Speech for Soldiers
Do you do your job? Already raped your three women, I blame me. “Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, has summoned his soldiers in a remarkable way.
Duterte made his comment during a speech on the island of Mindanao. This week, fighting broke out between government troops and members of the Maute, an organization associated with the Islamic State (IS).
The Maute shot houses and burned buildings. Dozens of people have come to life, and thousands of civilians have been killed. Duterte has announced the state of emergency.
On Tuesday he said that “those who hold a firearm and confront the government with violence will not be saved.” He added, “If I think you must die, you die if you fight against us, you die. If you are openly opposed, you die, and if that means many people die, so be it.”
Soldiers must be able to work in their eyes. “I will go to prison for you,” he spoke to his troops.
Meanwhile, Duterte’s tone is moderate and would like to consult with the militants. “We can solve this,” he said.
Inappropriate comments are now the trademark of the president. For example, he called Obama, the then US president, last year’s son-in-law. And he said in a speech: “Hitler slaughtered Jews, I drug criminals.” Last month he said, “I’m eating Muslim extremists alive.”