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Jacqueline Hamill

President Duterte makes yet another ‘joke’ about raping women

President Duterte has made yet another off-colour remark about raping women. The insensitive ‘joke’ was made yesterday (Friday, July 14) when the president was addressing a group of Filipino diplomats in Davao City. “What I don’t like are kids being raped,” he said. “You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe….

What about your father? Duterte’s foul-mouthed retort to Chelsea Clinton

President Duterte has issued a foul-mouthed retort to Chelsea Clinton after she criticised him for his recent rape “joke”. The remark came during a speech on Friday aimed at reassuring soldiers that he would take responsibility for any backlash to martial law, which he imposed last week on Mindanao island. He…

Duterte jokes that soldiers can rape three women

President Duterte joked that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his support in enforcing martial law in Mindanao. The president made the comments during a speech at a military base to troops tasked with tackling islamist terrorism in the south of the country. “If…

Duterte calls US Ambassador “gay” in latest breach of protocol

President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at the US Ambassador to the Philippines this week, calling the diplomat ‘bakla’ during a speech in Camp Lapu Lapu in Cebu City on Friday. The president was angered by the ambassador’s earlier references to the Davao Death Squad and his off-colored joke about the rape…