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