President Rodrigo Duterte newest rape joke — carried out within the context of martial legislation in Mindanao — is harmful as it’s sick, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV stated on Sunday.
Trillanes stated the President’s uncouth comment solely places into query his psychological well being and his dictatorial tendencies.
“How I long for the day the people would realize that they have a madman for President,” Trillanes stated in a radio interview.
“At a time when our people are looking for assurances that the abuses of the past martial rule would not resurface anymore, the commander-in-chief, in fact, does the opposite,” he added.
Duterte has come underneath hearth for telling troopers in Mindanao in jest that they’re allowed to rape as much as three girls solely.
“He is the President of the Philippines. He is the commander-in-chief. He was talking to our soldiers. Yet instead of telling them that they have to show discipline and professionalism while Mindanao is under martial law, that human rights will not be abused, that he will not condone any wrongdoings, he did the exact opposite,” Trillanes stated.
“You can clearly see there is something wrong with the way Duterte thinks. You’d have to be a maniac to think of such a joke,” he added.