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

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

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella came to Duterte's defense at a press briefing Monday, Philippine news site Rappler reports, after the latter was criticized for remarks he made on Friday suggesting that some rapists were worthy of congratulations.

During his presidential campaign, Duterte made light of the rape of an Australian missionary worker, Jacqueline Hamill.

Malacañang on Saturday said that it has no intention to turn President Rodrigo Duterte into a national embarrassment, after the presidential seal was inadvertently placed upside down at the rostrum during his speech on late Friday night. "Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die [for the offence]".

But then he continued: "You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe". I was mad she was raped but she was so attractive. "So I think we should go by that", he said. The mayor should have been the first.

Duterte's rostrum at the 11th Ambassadors' Tour Philippine Reception at his hometown Davao City, had the presidential seal turned upside down.

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When the striker went to have a second go, more objects were thrown, including a glass Buckfast bottle which went just past his shoulder.

Duterte's Miss Universe comments are just the most recent of in a freakish series of jokes about rape.

But last May, he again made a rape joke, urging troops to continue working because he would support them even if they raped three women. Pero pag sinabi mo na, "I have human rights so when I kill somebody...", he said.

"I assure you, by the time I make my - kung buhay pa ako - five years from now, drugs will be at its lowest", he added. "The first thing we need to do is to stop laughing at these rape jokes because they are not amusing".

Police said at least 3,200 people were slain in their anti-drug operations but Human Rights Watch said that at least 7,000 suspected drug users and dealers were killed since Duterte took office in 2016.


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