Philippine presidential aspirant Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte said during his sortie in Pastrana Park in Kalibo capital town that the Australian and United States ambassadors should keep their mouth shut and stay out of Philippine politics.
“You’re not Filipinos. Shut up. Do not interfere because it’s election time.” Mayor Duterte said in front of his about 5,000 supporters. “I was exercising my constitutional rights” he also said.
This in response to the statements of the two ambassadors regarding The Davao City mayor’s Rape joke.
Duterte’s Bad joke about Rape
Australian ambassador Amanda Gorely posted in Twitter “Rape and murder should never be joked about or trivialised. Violence against women and girls is unacceptable anytime, anywhere.”
Autralian Ambassador Tweets about the Rape joke
Unites States ambassador Philip Goldberg said in an interview aired by CNN Philippines “I can only agree with the colleague from the Australian Embassy,” Goldberg said in an interview aired by CNN Philippines.
“Any statements by anyone, anywhere that either degrade women or trivialize issues so serious as rape or murder, are not ones that we condone,” he added.
Australian ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely said on twitter “Rape and murder should never be joked about or trivialised. Violence against women and girls is unacceptable anytime, anywhere.”