Palace on inverted presidential seal: 'No attempt to embarrass Duterte'

Vincent Carr
July 17, 2017

Abella said the concerned offices already have apologized following the incident and renewed the shared commitment to uphold the highest standard of service and support for the President and all his engagements. On Saturday evening, Duterte joked about rape during a conversation with diplomats, saying that he would "congratulate the one who had the courage" to rape Miss Universe.

But then he continued: "You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe. Is there a law which says that you can not blurt such statements as, 'Do not bring our children to perdition because you'll not only lose your funds, you'll lose your life?" he asked. Pero 'yung bata, 'yung mag rape ka tapos you... mahirap 'yan.

President Duterte was speaking about the cases of rape and murder in the country perpetrated by people into drugs and victimized even the children. "However, we're up to it and we will make sure, we'll make sure that is properly addressed", he added.

"I saw her face and I thought: Son of a bitch".

"We do need to clarify certain statements and like I said he was quite serious about that", Abella stressed.

Eight dead in wall collapse at Senegal's football stadium
Fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic, a stampede, and the wall collapse. Eight people have lost their lives in Senegal after clashes between fans prompted a stampede at the Demba Diop Stadium in Dakar .

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to press on with the administration's war on drugs as he assured the public that the drug trade would dwindle to its lowest point by the end of his term.

In his latest repugnant remarks about sexual assault, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly quipped that he might congratulate rapists for "having the balls" to commit a crime that's potentially punishable by execution.

Duterte was also condemned during the 2016 presidential campaign after he made a joke about the Australian missionary worker who was raped and slain in Davao City in 1989, the time when he was still the Davao City mayor.

Pulse Asia on Monday released the result of its June 2017 survey on the Awareness and Performance Ratings of Top National Officials. "If you marry four, you will get clobbered", the President said in Filipino.

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