Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted his country to be treated with dignity.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said he would not allow the United States to treat his country as a colony.
“It’s the way how they handle it. You treat me as if I am your colony still? You must be kidding. Why would I allow it, why would I allow you to treat me as if I am your colonial governor? We are independent country. We will survive, we will endure. We can go hungry, but this time, I want my country treated with dignity,” he said in an interview with Russian media.
Duterte previously made some harsh statements regarding the United States. In October, Duterte stated that it was “time to say goodbye” to the United States’ use of Philippine land for military bases, secured by a deal signed by Duterte’s predecessor. In November, Duterte said that Manila intended to cooperate with Moscow and Beijing rather than with Washington, but did not rule out cooperation with then-US President-elect Donald Trump.In late April, Trump and Duterte held a phone talk, in which the US President invited his counterpart to visit Washington. Duterte, however, stated later that he could not make any “definite promise” as to whether he would accept the invitation or not.
The Philippines will no longer accept grants from the European Union, the EU delegation to Manila says, following repeated tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte over its criticism of his deadly drug war.
“The Philippine government has informed us that they (will) no longer accept new EU grants,” the delegation said in a brief statement.
The decision will affect grants worth 250 million euros ($278 million), according to Franz Jessen, the EU’s ambassador to Manila.
Philippine government officials did not immediately comment, with the finance department saying a statement would be issued later on Thursday.
Duterte, 72, has repeatedly criticized European lawmakers and the EU for condemning his drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives and led to warnings from critics of a crime against humanity.
The German government also expressed concern after Duterte last year drew parallels between his drug war and Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust.
“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines). I’d be happy to slaughter them,” Duterte said, underestimating the number of people killed in the Holocaust.
Duterte later apologized for the Hitler reference but said he was “emphatic” about wanting to kill addicts.
Duterte easily won presidential elections last year after promising to end crime by killing tens of thousands of drug traffickers and addicts.
Police have reported killing about 2,700 people since Duterte took office at the end of June and immediately launched his war on drugs.
Unknown assailants have killed more than 1,800 others, while about 5,700 other violent deaths are under investigation, according to police data.
Partly in response to American criticism of the drug war, Duterte has also loosened the Philippines’ ties with traditional ally the United States.
He has instead embraced China, which has supported his drug war and sought to deepen economic ties by providing billions of dollars worth of investments and aid to the Philippines.
Duterte, a self-described socialist, has also forged warmer relations with Russia, and will travel to Moscow next week to meet President Vladimir Putin.
Duterte assured his audience that if angry enough, he will do it.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has responded to a recent upsurge in a ISIS inspired insurgency in his country by once again threatening to hunt down and cannibalise terrorists.
Duterte promised to personally hunt down terrorists and after the hunt is complete, he would prepare to eat the organs of a captured terrorist. Duterte described his rather humble preparations for cannibalism by saying,
“…just give me vinegar and salt, I’ll eat his liver”.
In case anyone thought he was being hyperbolic, he continued,
“It’s true, if you make me angry”.
During the speech, Duterte called terrorists, ‘animals’ but warned that he too could channel his bestial instincts. The Philippines President stated,
“If you want me to be an animal, I’m also used to that. We’re just the same.
I can dish out, go down what you can 50 times over”.
Duterte has encouraged citizens to take up arms against terrorists, something he likewise encouraged in his ongoing war on drugs in Philippines.
The Duterte government, and 90% of the Philippine population at large, continue to mock Western institutions by playing smartly in the latter’s own game, and making fun of the inconvenient facts that are just beginning to hit the headlines in the West, e.g. PizzaGate and PedoGate scandals.
Duterte tops Time poll as EU critics told ‘stick to child porn’ | RT
Published time: 28 Mar, 2017 13:33
The Filipino people’s “love affair” with their leader “is like a jet plane that’s just taken off” and EU critics of President Rodrigo Duterte should ‘stick to child porn’.
That’s according to Philippines Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy who defended Duterte’s standing in Time magazine’s Top 100 Men and Women for 2017 survey, where he leads Vladimir Putin, Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Trudeau and Bill Gates. The final ‘Time 100’ list will be published on April 20.
“Plus 9 out of 10 Filipinos right now approve of him.” She added “Wrap your dim minds around that, you clowns. Nine out of ten.”
Anyone with a “teaspoon of IQ on them” would wait for Duterte to make a “huge error” before trying to topple him, she claimed.
“Then and only then would it be the time to let your cash flow to pay the EU idiots with galls as huge as Goodyear blimps to call for the president’s resignation,” she said, adding in Filipino that “those in the EU, just engage in online child pornography. Since that’s what you are good at.”
The warning comes as the EU condemns Duterte’s plan to revive the death penalty for drug convictions. The European Parliament has called for an international investigation into “unlawful killings and other violations” in the Philippines linked to Duterte’s war on drugs, while Duterte has told the EU MPs to mind their own business.
Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said that the assistant secretary’s comment was “obviously sarcastic” and she was not advocating child pornography, reported Rappler.
“Asec Badoy loves children and cares about their welfare, so to even imply that she trivializes the issue is unfair and misleading. She is an outspoken critique of social injustice, and we have no doubt as to her stand against child pornography,” Taguiwalo said in a statement, according to InterAksyon.
Badoy, a former human rights advocate and NGO worker, was appointed to implement medical assistance to drug addicts in rehab after her online activism caught the president’s eye.
The Philippines banned a number of x-rated websites at the beginning of 2017 as part of a wider child-porn crackdown.
Duterte has also lashed out at the EU for telling his government to release the recently arrested Drug Queen Senator Leila Delima. He said he is ready to hang his EU critics to the nearest pole for their improper intervention sans appropriate facts about the senator’s case, which prompted the latter to protest and summon the Philippine ambassador to explain Duterte’s latest tirade.
“I will just be happy to hang you. If I have the preference, I’ll hang all of you,” Mr Duterte said. “You are putting us down. You are exerting pressure in every country with the death penalty.”
What makes the 5th Columnists restless for the last 9 months is the fact that the Duterte government enjoys at least 84% satisfaction rating for its war on narcopolitics, according to the latest Pulse Asia nationwide survey.
Duterte acts out call with US President Trump, and calls Obama ‘idiot’ during trip to MyanmarPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte does enjoy mocking former POTUS Obama.
During a Sunday visit to Myanmar, Duterte acted out a mock phone call with US President Donald Trump, where the Philippines President then proceeded to call former POTUS Obama, and the former US State Department “an idiot”, as he spoke to members of the Filipino community at the Horizon Lake View Resort in Nay Pyi Taw.
Speaking on the US threat of losing assistance for alleged human rights violations, Duterte said…
“It came to a point that repeatedly Obama said [this], the State department said [this], and everybody there was an idiot. So we go, ‘You can go to hell. You can eat your assistance, we do not need it we will survive’.”
“I will adapt an independence foreign policy and I will deal with any country that I like.”
Criticizing US diplomacy, Duterte noted that Obama’s team always prepared for negotiations with the Philippines by digging up dirt on alleged human rights abuse being committed there.
“The past administration, whenever they make a report to any forum or venue there, they do research on the human rights violation amid the threat that you’d lose the assistance that is given to you every year,” Duterte said while on a two-day visit to Myanmar.