Presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte apologized to the Filipinos for his joke of the rape and murder of an Australian missionary.
“I apologize to the Filipino people for my recent remarks in a rally. There was no intention of disrespecting our women and those who have been victims of this horrible crime. Sometimes my mouth can get the better of me,” Duterte said in a statement sent to the media.
But the tough talking Mayor insisted that he won’t apologize for “the things I’ve done to protect our people, especially the weak and defenseless, from crime.”
Here is the official statement of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte: