Duterte makes pe­dophile jibe

The Chronicle - - NEWS | WORLD -

PHILIP­PINE Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has asked the head of the coun­try’s Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights if he was a pe­dophile for fo­cus­ing on the killing of teenagers in the gov­ern­ment’s bloody war on drugs. The agency has tried to in­ves­ti­gate thou­sands of killings in the past 15 months, in­clud­ing those of two teenagers in Au­gust, in Mr Duterte’s war on drugs. Mr Duterte asked com­mis­sion head Chito Gas­con, “Why are you smit­ten with teenagers? Are you gay or a pe­dophile?” Last week, Par­lia­ment cut the com­mis­sion’s bud­get to just $25.


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