Duterte to women: I love you but don't de­prive me of 'free­dom of ex­pres­sion'

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DE­SPITE his misog­y­nis­tic re­marks, Pres­i­dent When he was still a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Ro­drigo Duterte on Mon­day, March 11, said he Duterte poked fun at the 1989 rape case of Aus­tralian "loves" women but stressed that he should not be mis­sion­ary worker Jaque­line Hamil. stripped of his right to "free­dom of ex­pres­sion" He has also earned the pub­lic ire for threat­en­ing es­pe­cially when he to shoot fe­male rebels in the gen­i­tals, and for cracks a joke about them. cred­it­ing the high num­ber of rape cases in Davao The Pres­i­dent made the re­mark in a speech City to beau­ti­ful women. de­liv­ered at Mala­cañan Palace, as he tried to In a speech de­liv­ered in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, jus­tify his con­tro­ver­sial re­marks about women. Duterte also ad­vised each woman to stay away

Duterte, who is be­ing de­picted as misog­y­nist, from a pri­est be­cause "when you are near him, he ex­plained that his crit­ics merely mis­un­der­stood will just smell the scent of your body." his state­ments about women. Duterte, in his lat­est re­mark, said he should

"Be­fore the elec­tion, I was al­ready pic­tured as not be de­prived of his right to "free­dom of exp a wom­an­izer, as one who kills a woman. That's r essi on ." an old is­sue. It's been the is­sue since I was a "Diyan galit ‘yung mga babae. P**. (And the mayor. And it be­came a na­tional is­sue when I got women are in­fu­ri­ated. Son of a...) You know, you elected as pres­i­dent. That's not a prob­lem. I'd like women you are de­priv[ing] me of my free­dom of to ad­dress ev­ery­body," he said dur­ing the award­ing ex­pres­sion. Hindi ko sinasabi sa inyo ‘yan (I'm rites for out­stand­ing women in the law en­force­ment not telling you that) but you crit­i­cize ev­ery sen­tence field. or word I say," the Pres­i­dent said.

"I love women. That's why I have two wives. "But that is my free­dom to ex­press my­self. Even if That means I re­ally like women. That doesn't mean I am just a Pres­i­dent, do not take it -- do not take I want to have sex­ual in­ter­course with them. I me away from the crowd of be­ing a Filipino ci­ti­zen. just sim­ply like women. It’s not be­cause when I Kaya kay­ong mga g*** kayo huwag kay­ong mag say that I like women that I want to de­spoil or ano (So to those stupid peo­ple, stop). It’s the free­dom dis­honor. They just don't get my point," he added. of ex­pres­sion. Kaya sinasadya ko ‘yang ka­gaya

Duterte has been heav­ily crit­i­cized over his dis­taste­ful nito na ano kasi (I'm de­lib­er­ately do­ing this be­cause) re­marks on women, in­clud­ing his in­sen­si­tive I’m try­ing to bring you to the lim­its of de­spair," he jokes about rape. added. (Ruth Abbey Gita/ SunS­tar Philip­pines) Party drugs 'sup­plier' killed in drug bust

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