Duterte: ‘It was a remark of anger, not a rape joke’

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PRESIDENTIAL candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admitted his remark about the death and rape of an Australian missionary in 1989 was bad.

But the Mindanawon presidential candidate said he was not making a joke out of the incident.

“It was a bad remark. It wasn’t a joke,” Duterte said Sunday after he was heavily criticized for allegedly making a joke out of the incident during his sortie on June 12 in Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City.

He said he was only recalling and retelling the incident, which was “very bloody and gory.”

“I was really angry at that time that’s why I said it,” he said as he recognized that he has a gutter language.

He also apologized if ever he offended people because of what he said in 1989.

“Sorry kung hindi nagustuhan ng iba (if some were offended by it). Pero yan yan ang totoo (That’s the truth). That is an incident, but there is a story behind it,” he said.

He was referring to the time when he offered himself as the hostage in exchange for a child dying after taken by a group of inmates from the Davao Penal Colony. A month after, the same group of inmates seized missionaries who visited the detention facility in Davao for nearly 48 hours. The crisis resulted in the death of 21, including the Australian missionary and four other hostages.

Duterte took responsibility over the death of the inmates. Taking from this, Duterte said he was “sorry in general” — not to any sector or group like Gabriela — not for his “gutter language.”

“I am sorry for the Filipino people,” he said. “It is my style. It is my mouth. I said that in the heat of anger. But listen to the story behind.”

He apologized to the Filipino people, he said, because “every crime committed against the poeple is the responsibility of the government.”

“The incident turned out to be bloody and gory. Sorry,” he said.”Pero sabihin mo mag-sorry ako dahil sa bunganga ko, as a matter of principle i will not. I will not for the life of me.

He also said he does not care if this will cost him the election.

“I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul,” he said. “If it will bring me down, let it bring me down. If it will bring me up to the presidency, well and good. Let me serve you.”

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    • Let vote for Binay is a joke – but also my expression of anger about why this kind of politician gets reelected.

      Nevertheless, it was a bad joke. However, let his integrity in service speak for him. Can you actually say anything bad about Davao’s progress?

  1. Man’s action is crediblle than his words. But now publicity has turned scripted words to gain or lose the credibility in man and sometimes at the expense of less publicized legacy of good deeds.

  2. ang galing ni du30, hindi niya pinipilit ang taong iboto sya ang mahalaga sa kanya yun totoong sya, walang pag panggap. Yun ang ugali nya talaga eh, pero iboboto ko pa rin du30, kelangan natin ngayon yun taong totoo at walang epal epal.

  3. OK LANG MAYOR. YOUR STYLE OF MAKING A BAD REMARK IN THE HEAT OF ANGER IS SIMPLY NORMAL. EVEN IN THE DAYS OF OUR ANCIENT PROPHET MOSES, THE LATTER WENT OUT FROM THE PARAOH IN GREAT ANGER, WHOSE ANGER EVEN WAXED HOT IN RAGE TO THE POINT OF INDIGNATION THAT HE WAS PROVOKED TO BREAK THE TABLETS OF STONE THAT GOD GAVE TO HIM WHEREON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WERE WRITTEN. MOSES WAS ANGERED.BECAUSE OF ABOMINABLE OR EVIL DOINGS.

    IN AND OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT IS RIDDEN WITH MUCH ABOMINABLE EVILS, DRUGS, CORRUPTIONS, KATRWALIAN, MGA INCOMPETENTE, MGA MAGNANAKAW, AT MAPAGSAMANTALA LALO NA SA MGA MAHIHIRAP.

    MABUTI PANG SILA ANG MAWALA KAY SA ANG KABUTIHAN AT MAGANDANG KINABUKASAN NG ATING BANSA AT MAMAMAYAN ANG SIYANG MAWALAN NG SAYSAY. GOOD LUCK.

  4. Nakakahiya naman sa iba,masyadong malinis,at masyadong matalino,isang halimbawa ganito,ninakawan ang pamilya mo ,ubos lahat,cguro maiisip mo,buti pa sinunog ko na lng lahat ng pera ng pamilya ko,or,buti pa ako nlng ang nag nakaw,pero Hindi inig sabihin na ang intensyon mo ay nakawan ang pamilya mo,

  5. Jesus.. Has anybody thought about the rights of the people who were killed the these murderers? And you call Mayor Duterte’s justice is murder? Please.. How about the people who kills for sport, money, drugs, and power? These people has waivered their rights the moment they took a life for these reasons.. Need I say more? How do you go about punishing them? 30-40 years in prison? A life sentence? Why show mercy on people who didn’t show it in the first place? Oh come on.. Don’t be such a hypocrite.. Don’t be so naive.. An eye for an eye.. A tooth for a tooth.. A life for a life.. Equivalent exchange.. Let justice be served the way it should be served..

  6. I empathize with the group of women who became sensitive over that remark. However, let us not focus on the things that distract us but rather on what will surely lead us Filipinos to victory! The most positive thing that happened is the focus of international media on the Philippines. With the international attention on us all through out the election, this might create worldwide vigilance to lessen political manipulation and dirty tricks which is always happening in our country. People from all around the world, we need you to help us in this ever historic election! Help us that the voice of the majority be heard and cover us in the media, so that we may hear and watch unbiased news. Filipinos are fed up of edited and tailored news that is favorable only to the few elites and not pro- people!

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