Duterte makes another rape joke, this time on Miss Universe beauties

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 18, 2017

"If you raped three (women), I will be the one to admit that it's me", Duterte had said.

"Human rights? That is bulls*** to me", he said.

The remark about Miss Universe was made as Duterte was talking about execution being the punishment for a serious crime.

"I am for this", Duterte said to applause from officials and the rebels, who came in business suits.

"I was mad she was raped but she was so handsome", Duterte reportedly told a crowd at a campaign rally.

President Duterte vowed yesterday to support the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and fast-track new legislation for autonomy in the country's most volatile region, advancing a protracted process to end decades of rebellion and thwart rising Islamist militancy. "If you mess with, maybe, a Miss Universe, maybe I would even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know that you are going to die", he reportedly said in a mix of Filipino and English.

Ramos has criticized Duterte and his men several times, but the President does not seem to mind even if the former leader has become his "number one critic".

Mr. Duterte later apologised and said he was not joking but only narrating the event.

Duterte, who has been grappling with the standoff between the army and militants in Marawi City, could potentially use the peace accord as a lever for other rebel groups to lay down their weapons.

Despite a move toward a more independent foreign policy and pursuing warmer ties with China and Russia, Duterte affirmed on Friday that he can not enter into military alliances with other countries as it would violate the Mutual Defense Treaty with the U.S.

Rape jokes contribute to rape culture - trivialising incidents of extreme trauma in which victims are taken advantage of.

Earlier this year, Duterte joked about rape in a speech to soldiers on embattled Mindanao island. In May, Duterte said that he would allow his soldiers to rape up to three women during an operation in the southern part of the country.

"If you go down, I go down". "It's just work, I have your back". He later claimed he was being sarcastic.

The comment sparked criticism on social media and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former United States president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, called Duterte "a murderous thug with no regard for human rights".

Duterte responded during a speech to the Filipino Navy by bringing up the affair between her father had with Monica Lewinsky, an intern while Clinton was in the White House. A June poll showed that 78 percent of people in the Philippines approved of his performance.

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