DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said his remark to shoot women rebels in the vagina was a “Sarcasm” and not intended to offend women.
In his speech at the inauguration of Armscor Shooting Range in Buhangin, this afternoon, February 26, 2018, Duterte said he feels bad everytime he hears that women fighters of the New People’s Army leave their children in the care of other people to join the revolution in the hinterlands.
“Sabi ko, ‘Kayong mga buang kayo, sali-sali kayo ng NPA tapos sige anak. Pabaril ko ‘yang pekpek ninyo,'” Duterte said. (I said, “You crazy people. You join the NPA then bear children. I’ll have your vaginas shot.”)
He defended his story saying “That was sort of a sarcasm, Sabi ko, ‘Paanak-anak kayo tapos iwanan ninyo?'” (You’ll bear children then you will just leave them behind?)
On February 7, Duterte cracked the remark when he hosted a snacks to more than 200 former rebels in Malacañang.
Women attendees to the meeting just laughed at Duterte’s remark maybe because they treated the message as a joke with sarcasm.
Duterte earlier ordered soldiers not to kill female rebels but to shoot them in the vagina instead, to render them “useless.”
Feminist group earlier said Duterte’s latest nasty remark openly encouraged violence against women. – ezc/Newsline.Ph
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