Rodrigo Duterte should apologize over his rape ‘joke’ video

In a recently released video, mayor Duterte commented on the rape and murder of an Australian lay minister. The following is a transcript of his statements.

“Ni-rape nila lahat ng babae…So ang unang casualty, ang isa dun yung lay minister na Australyana.

Tsk, problema ito. Australyana eh!
Pag labas, binalot. Tiningnan ko yung mukha. Putangina, parang artista sa Amerika na maganda.

Putangina, sayang ito!

Ang pumasok sa isip ko…ni rape nila! Pinag pilahan nila! Putanginang yan, nagalit na ako. Kasi ni rape? Ah, oo. Isa na rin yun. Napakaganda, dapat mayor ang mauna.”

Rape is neither a trifling nor a laughing matter. Rape is a despicable crime that should be condemned – not discussed in jest. It is deplorable that the crowd erupted in raucous laughter after the rape ‘joke’.

It is also important to point out that the mayor (jokingly) implied that the value of the life of a woman is indexed to her perceived attractiveness. His words could be construed by some to mean that the murder and rape would be less tragic, less deplorable, the victim was not attractive. This is misogyny, plain and simple. Misogyny, in any and all of its forms, must be condemned. Misogyny must end.

The mayor should apologize. He must acknowledge his mistake. He should demonstrate that he is capable of recognizing and correcting his mistakes. His work in advancing the rights of women do not constitute a sufficient defense for his statements. He must recognize that his words will have a tremendous impact on the views of people – this includes the views of people on women.

His supporters, in turn, should remember not to put him on a pedestal. He must not be placed beyond reproach. Our leaders must recognize that they too can make mistakes – and, more importantly, must own up to their mistakes.

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Post Author: David Yap II

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d_forsaken
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Whenever a man/woman has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Add
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Exactly, David. Despicable to say the least. I have no doubt he will again apologize for this latest faux pas, as he has before. But, he certainly is a hot potato to handle. He does not care whether he is.in front of thousands, but he always sounds like he is just having a small talk inside a beer garden, or having a conversatiom in the side walk of a rough.hood. The message of course is WYSIWYG – what you see is what you get – which would be a problem if he becomes.the resident of.Malacanang, especially in the area.of foreign.affairs.… Read more »
marius
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Nevermind an apology from Duterte. What else would you expect from him? More frightening is that the crowd thought this was amusing. Seriously, grimwald, this country has a high proportion of people who are borderline psychopaths: that is, they have a pathological lack of empathy for others and a limited range of affect. These people cut such a wide and deep swath through civil society they they have literally brought the country to its knees. It’s not enough for the average Filipino to fix his (relatively minor) attitude problems: unless those genuine psychopaths have their wings clipped, the Philippines will… Read more »
Grimwald
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Marius, this is not my post. This is David Yap’s. My article is the next one.

marius
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oops sorry grimwald 🙂 Three articles on the same subject, got a bit confused.

Trip Latski
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So not funny…. Mali talaga… At best, it is in poor taste and at worst, just flatly immoral. The joke is as stupid as it is offensive, and no amount of justification will ever change this… After seeing the video, it felt like the comic geek in me just saw and heard The Punisher/Frank Castle cracking a joke about wanting to rape someone he just saved. The joke also revealed two dysfunctional behaviors – misogyny and culture of entitlement. The former because of his obvious sexual objectification of the female victim, and the latter when he felt that he should… Read more »
mr. p
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If it is that hard to reconcile his crime-fighting stance that worked in Davao with a stupid joke he made to lighten up a story that’s indeed fucked up, then why did you even plan to vote for him?

I don’t mean to attack, I’m just curious

Trip Latski
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I planned to vote for him before because of his no-nonsense approach and actions against crime and criminals in general, so he’s the last person I’d expect to make a joke about thinking of committing a crime as barbaric and heinous as rape especially given the fact that he had long years of first hand experience seeing dead bodies of victims of such an act… I’ve seen the whole video of that speech and listened to the backstory. He had himself get taken hostage at knifepoint risking his life and limb, and he himself lead the offensive using his own… Read more »
LANCELOT
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You called me a Dutertard earlier on my decent comment in one of the articles here, yet you were a SuperDutertard yourself a while ago. So what is your excuse for name calling huh? Nakakatawa ka. You are as sick as those ‘balasubas supporters’ of Duterte and other presidential candidates who resorts to name calling instead of engaging someone in an intelligent and healthy discussion.

Trip Latski
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I wasn’t a Dutertard you DUMB FUCK, I was a Duterte supporter. There’s a big difference between the two, and your comment was not decent because you’re one of those blind retard followers denying the fact that he made a JOKE. Dutertards like you really pisses me off because you refuse to see the wrongdoing and try make up some lame excuse and justification for what your idol did! You want discussion, I’ll indulge you. Go to your original comment in the other article!

Jim DiGriz
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domo
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Any failipino including dutertards themselves enjoying that sick joke are being what they bitch to us critics of their idol: criminals.

elijah
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HYPOCRITES!!! It was 1989, I was only 16 then when Duterte rescued a beautiful Australian girl who was raped. A child was killed and Duterte wept. True enough, after many years, he remembers the traumatic experience and tell the audience, the victim was so beautiful, as Mayor, he should have been the first. YES, IT WAS A CRASS, TASTELESS JOKE But in this story, he was the one who saved the victim. As mayor, he was supposed to only oversee it but he took active part in the operations beyond the call of duty. Perhaps, he may have said it… Read more »
Trip Latski
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I completely abhor rape. It is the crime I hate the most, and to borrow a line from Con Air’s Cyrus the virus as I happen to be of the same opinion – “I despise rapists. For me, they’re somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corners of your mouth when you’re really thirsty.” Am I one of them bleeding hearts out there for crying foul about this joke? Is it hypocrisy to express displeasure about making fun of a deed I feel strongly against? If so, then YES I’m a bleeding heart hypocrite! Oh… Read more »
Add
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If the context you are providing is accurate, then it changes a lot the story. I can see why he can joke about it. I suppose I am one of those being alluded as hypocrites because of my earlier comment. If such is the case, then I take back some of what I said. I don’t know if the video was shortened because as it is, nobody can understand why the audience laughed. It reflects a sick Pinoy mind. But with the context you just gave, then Duterte is funny because the joke is on,or about, him, not on the… Read more »
Vagoneto Rieles
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There is no way to spin this story. It is simply abhorrent and accurately reflective of the speaker. If, by some quirk of fate, this man becomes President, the electorate will simply have confirmed the country’s desire to remain ensconced in ignorance; or, if lucky… mediocrity.

Sent from my iPad

Trip Latski
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Came across an old news article about the 1989 hostage taking, check it out-

T
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guess what? the joke is pinoy na pinoy. crass, ill-mannered, uncivilized. but it does resonate with the general populace. he must be doing something right catering to them.
now, he may apologize but i do guess it will be very tongue in cheek. bleeding hearts will complain, but i am sure he knows he did wrong, its just that… its be the least of his problems he’s bother with dahil ang pinoy… forgive and memory loss.

Grimwald
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Pinoy Comedy…

Dima Kapaniwala
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Whom the gods with to destroy they make them mad.lol

zaxx
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Looks like it wasn’t a joke after all…

Duterte interview link

Listening to Duterte’s story in the video, it turns out Cory’s decision in a previous hostage taking led to the death of the missionary (by the butterfly effect). Maybe we should be asking PNoy to apologize in behalf of his mother’s incompetence in handling hostage situations.

In retrospect, I was wondering why Rolando Mendoza (Chinese bus hostage crisis) wasn’t gunned down by snipers while they had the line-of-sight chance. I now see the connection. Incompetence runs in the blood, and is passed down from mother to child.

Jim DiGriz
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As usual, everyone jumped on the bandwagon without knowing the whole story and is screaming bloody murder. Jesus! Give me a break. I find other stuff that candidates say far more offensive. Shameless scumbags. Politics is a dirty game, but if people know the real story this will backfire. People who watch this interview will see a down to earth person who is not a pretender. If people would only know the foul mouth of Grace Poe or the wife of Mar Roxas. At least Duterte is a GENUINE person and he means well. Other candidates pointing fingers as if… Read more »
Trip Latski
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Not me, I researched the whole story first before jumping on the bandwagon. I even came across old news articles from different archives pointing out similar observations of bungled offensive on the part of the assault team, some even stated that bullets from the rescue team killed the hostages. If these are true, then fuckin Duterte should be blamed for this as he himself said he ordered the attack. I’m just wondering why he has authority over the other military officers present on the scene. It ended tragically and making a sick joke like that just added insult to injury….… Read more »
Steven
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Then you may call me a Dutertard, because I’m still voting for him. But I do think that he made a poor choice of words when he was in that rally.

Jim DiGriz
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@Trip Latski, yeah…..Blablablabla

Any more conspiracy theories you can pull out of your ass? “If these are true”

“IF” being the magic word here, meaning you don’t know for sure, yet you throw these allegations out there.

Duterte clearly stated that the media has a record of everything. So why not show it? Because he might look good?

At least you admitted that the man has charisma.

I don’t know what this juvenile term “dutertard” is suppose to mean, but he will have my vote.

LANCELOT
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@Jim DigRiz
He was actually a SuperDutertard a while ago or should I say a ‘balasubas supporter’ as described by BenignO, et al. who cannot reconcile his juvenile thoughts with Digong and is now becoming something else. He will be voting for Miriam which I also like, and a big thanks for that. But no matter how he switches from one candidate to another, he will always be a *tard or a ‘balasubas supporter’ as he is.

Trip Latski
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Hey Lancelot, if I was a Superdutertard then you are a blind Dutertard for refusing to admit your idols failings… I’m acting only balasubas to rabid balasubas Dutertards and to blind Dutertards like you. If my thoughts are juvenile then yours reek of banalities… At least I’ve admitted that I made a mistake. This issue made me re-examine how I look at personalities, and I’m now reviewing du30 again to weigh pros and cons. What have you done? You’ve made a blatant lie by saying he was not making a JOKE. Well, fuck you blind follower! I have no respect… Read more »
LANCELOT
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Who cares for your respect? No one in his right mind will demand respect from a loser like you. You are nothing to me. I am here in a good place living decently, comfortably and safe, while you are in a God-forsaken land because of people like you. So there, eat your own shit and the shit of people like you.

Trip Latski
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Yo Lancelot, then why do you even care for Duterte if you’re living in a good place? I can eat my own shit. It’s your SHIT that I can’t stand because you’re too hopped up on du30 that you’re spouting LIES just so your idol can stay on the pedestal! Have a nice life in your good place Mr. Lancelot Dutertard!

Ed B. Lledo
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All Filipino voters must read the Full Interview of Duterte and decide for yourself if Duterte deserves to be our President. There are media outfit who will distort the story just to pull down Duterte.Check the Duterte interview link.

mrericx
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and here’s the links & I’d just got it from twitter: https://twitter.com/Senyora/status/721673314670776320 https://twitter.com/digongtayo/status/721568059131973632 https://twitter.com/teamDU30/status/721721996304732160 And you know who’s the biggest fault of this incident? According to twitter.com by using the hashtag #BIASmedia it was all the fault of Philippine Star and made a bias reporting regarding on the controversy of Duterte’s rape joke and there are many criticism by the netizens against that newspaper. So we must boycott Philippine Star for making a misleading story & ruining Duterte’s credibility. Tomorrow we will not gonna buy that newspaper or maybe we could buy it, get a smartphone & record it &… Read more »
Jim DiGriz
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The Philippine Star was always in the pocket of the Aquinos.

Soliven was a vile individual, no wonder Marcos locked him up.

Trip Latski
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During the Davao Trade Expo on Oct. 29, 2013, at the SMX Convention Center. (Davao Today’s report appeared on its website and on that of Bulatlat.com, but both links are no longer functioning.) In that speech, Duterte tackled the issue of the “revolutionary taxation” imposed by the New People’s Army in Region 11. Davao Today headlined his typically blunt advice to businessmen confronted by NPA tax collectors: “NPA taxation a reality, just pay them.” The actual quote: “If you pay to the [Bureau of Internal Revenue], you prepare also for the NPA.” In December 2012, Duterte was quoted as admitting… Read more »
Trip Latski
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I watched the full interview but I still felt disappointed after. Is this a blessing in disguise or a curse in the making? I’m at a crossroads but leaning more towards reconsidering other options….

LANCELOT
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Confused? Don’t vote for Duterte. Vote for Binay LOL!

Trip Latski
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Yes, I admit that I’m confused. At least I’m not a Dutertard like you. May pa LOL LOL ka pa. ULOL!!!

098Hyden007Toro999.999
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098Hyden007Toro999.999

It was a Joke in Bad Taste. The tragedy was the Australian Lay Ministers were doing good work on those Prisoners.

I believe, they should bring back the Death Penalty. Which was removed during the Aquino era. Death Penalty for criminals of all kinds, deter crime. It also remove dangerous criminals in our society. This includes Politicians, who plunder our national treasury and Pork Barrels.

toto
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I mean lets be honest fellas. Would mar Jojo and grace actually do what that guy does? Or even Miriam. He may have refused to apologize outright but I can see why unlike the moronic president we have now who has ran out of excuses and even has the audacity to not tell people straight on the face any he won’t apologize.

tekashi
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Link to YouTube video
.
watch the full video interview about that issue..

tekashi
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Mayor Duterte refuses to apologize for killing heinous criminals. He refuses to apologize for being overcome with grief and anger at the sight of an innocent child killed by hostage-takers. Mayor Duterte will not apologize for using gutter language to curse those who raped and killed the Australian hostage

mrericx
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well, one controversial presidential to another. Here’s the news from Yahoo Asia that made a headlines today and don’t worry Duterte, you’re not alone on this mess!

There’s a video that circulated on the social media right now that one emcee of Mar Roxas was distributing cash envelope to his supporters in Pikit, North Cotabato just a day before the Kidapawan shooting incident happened. And here’s the link:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/video-wars-mar-gets-flak-000000511.html

You could search that video on youtube and I’ll gonna watch it right now.

Trip Latski
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He used gutter language to express his sick sexual desire to the victim because of he saw she was beautiful and pwede sana, sayang at di nya natikman…. Yun ang ibig sabihin ng joke na iyon and of course Dutertards like Yellowtards refuse to see this because they’re 100% convinced that he is the Philippines’ savior… I just hope I’m wrong and all you Dutertards are right because he will win, and if things get really messy without effecting any real change what will happen to us, our friends and families? I don’t know but I have a bad feeling… Read more »
LANCELOT
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Nag-assume ka na naman LOL!

Trip Latski
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The proof is in the pudding and in seeing LIES from Dutertards like you!!! ULOL!!!

Toby
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Political correctness are eating up the minds of those who are supposed to be intellectuals here.

No, no one should apologize for making any kind of jokes.

And rape IS NOT a joke. Rape JOKES are.

Fat is NOT a joke. Fat JOKES are.

Momma is not a joke. Momma JOKES are.

zaxx
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Duterte is one rare specimen – it’s only once in 30 years that we get to have a presidential candidate this colorful – as in parang cine ang buhay. Well if you ask me if this “gaffe” changes anything on my end -> nope; zero; doesn’t make a dent. Did you know that Steve Jobs was totally unconventional / unpredictable? Some people who we think may be crazy are actually geniuses. They view the world from a different lens. What do we lose trying out a different experiment this coming elections? Nothing – this society is already a sinking ship.… Read more »
Trip Latski
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I want to know who will win. If he dies fighting – at least we’ll have a hero from the south to name a fish after.

That would be a good ending… I just hope it happens 6 months after oath taking so BBM can take the seat…

LANCELOT
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Hoy! Homu-hopia ka pa kay Duterte? Kala ko ba decided ka na na ibasura sya? At kinailangan mo pa talaga gumamit ng utak ng iba para makapag-isip ng tama? LOL!

Trip Latski
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That would be a good ending… I just hope it happens 6 months after oath taking so BBM can take the seat…

Clearly you missed my point you Dutertard fanboy you… ULOL!

andrew
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one of my officemates who also supports Digong also reacted to this. he too was dismayed about the incident. me: tangina si duterte eh noh opismate: oo pre. tangina kasi ung bibig eh. eto na naman tayo eh. pero kung ganun dapat dineretso na lang niya, ‘oo balasubas ako magsalita, pero hindi ko naman gagawin yan sa totoong buhay eh kayo, ang lilinis niyong nga magsalita akala niyo sino kayong mga santo pero puro kurakot ang ginagawa niyo!’ dapat ganunan na. me: onga eh. and the paranoia that Duterte can be tapped by the Yellows it makes me want to… Read more »
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