Duterte provokes indignation in the Philippines with the latest statements of violation

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, said that his hometown has a lot of sexual assaults because there are

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, said that his hometown has a lot of sexual assaults because there are "many beautiful women, many cases of rape."

There were calls for the 73-year-old leader to issue a public apology for the comments, which referred to the city of Davao.

But the leaders Malacañang Palace officials shrugged saying it was a "joke".

His comments, made in a speech in the city of Mandaue, have been translated as: "They said there are many cases of rape in Davao, as long as there are many beautiful women, there will be more cases of rape."

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, said that his hometown has a lot of sexual assaults because there are "many beautiful women, many cases of rape."

A legislator in the country, France Castro, has demanded an apology from Duterte.

We demand from Rodrigo Duterte the immediate retraction of his last [statement] and a public apology. We demand that his administration ensure immediate justice for rape victims not only in Davao but throughout the country, "he said, according to Rappler.

& # 39; There is a violation because there is a rapist, not for something about the victim. & # 39;

Duterte made the comments in response to police statistics revealing that his hometown has the highest number of rape cases in the country in the second quarter of 2018.

It has provoked outrage with similar outbursts in the past and has angered many Filipinos for their alleged misogynistic comments.

In 2017, he joked that his soldiers could rape women and that he would go to prison.

He told the troops: "For this martial law and the consequences of martial law and the ramifications of martial law, only me and I would be responsible.

There were calls for the 73-year-old leader to issue a public apology for the comments, which referred to the city of Davao.

There were calls for the 73-year-old leader to issue a public apology for the comments, which referred to the city of Davao.

There were calls for the 73-year-old leader to issue a public apology for the comments, which referred to the city of Davao.

Only do your job. I will take care of the rest. I will be imprisoned by you. If you violate three (women), I'll say I did it.

In the campaign for the 2016 presidential election, Duterte sparked controversy over comments made about the rape and murder of an Australian missionary during a prison riot in the southern city of Davao in 1989 when he was mayor.

"What I came up with was that they raped her in a group," he said then. "He was angry because she was raped, but she was so beautiful that the mayor should have been the first. What a waste."

In February of this year he told a local audience that foreign women did not attract him because they had a "strange smell" unlike the philippines that were "fragrant."

A day later, while he was with a group of former communist rebels, Duterte joked that he would have specific orders of how the military would treat the guerrillas.

"We will not kill you." We will shoot the vagina so that if there is no vagina, it would be useless, "he said.

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