Philippines President Orders Soldiers To Shoot Female Rebels In Their 'Vagina'

Philippines President Orders Soldiers To Shoot Female Rebels In Their 'Vagina'

The Human Rights Watch said, "It encourages state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflict, which is a violation of global humanitarian law".

Duterte has a chequered history of making menacing and misogynistic remarks towards women.

"We will just shoot your [genitals], so that if there are no more [genitals], you would be useless".

The controversial leader's "latest nasty remark openly encourages violence against women, contributes to the impunity on such, and further confirms himself as the most risky macho-fascist in the government right now", Philippine government representative Emmi de Jesus said. There's a new order coming from the mayor. Some of you join the movement, even if you have your family. "We will just shoot you in the vagina, '" he said last week.

Duterte spoke in the Bisaya dialect.

In its official transcript of the speech, Duterte's communication office replaced the word "vagina" with a dash.

"Do not buy any more from Canada or from the United States because there is always a condition attached", Duterte told reporters in Davao City, where he previously served as mayor, on Friday before announcing in a subsequent speech that the deal would be cancelled.

Duterte has been accused of violating global law on a number of occasions, with most cases tied to his brutal war on drugs, a bloody crackdown that has ended the lives of thousands of Filipinos. He has lashed out at critics, including European governments, which he told Monday "to go to hell" for imposing conditions on financial aid.

Duterte is a highly controversial leader.

Following the remarks by the President of Philippine, several Human Rights groups slammed the President for encouraging violence against women and for also being inhuman towards them.

Mr Duterte acknowledged that he has a "bad mouth" but added: "The problem here is that I won" the election. "But the problem here is that I won". If they want to indict me and convict me, fine.

A Filipino lawyer had filed a complaint accusing Duterte and 11 other senior officials of mass murder in April 2017 over the killings of criminal and drug suspects which have taken place in the Philippines since he became president on June 30, 2016. "And that's why people identify with his humor", said Roque. "It's hard to make a judgment now because his efforts are ongoing", Casiple said.