Duterte ‘insulted’ by Trudeau in Manila meeting

  • Page Views 4411
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he felt insulted by Justin Trudeau when the Canadian Prime Minister raised the issue of human rights in their meeting in Manila.

    Duterte said in a press conference on November 14 that he told Trudeau that the Canadian leader’s action was “a personal and official insult.”

    Duterte said that he would not explain his policies to foreign countries since he was only responsible to explain his side to his fellow Filipinos.

    Duterte related what happened with his meeting with Trudeau when he faced the media after the closing ceremony of the 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which was attended by leaders from other countries like Canada and the U.S.

    “You know, I was elected by the people of the Republic of the Philippines. I only answer to the people of the Republic of the Philippines. But for the others, I just said, what happened to the right to be heard? I told him, ‘did it not occur to you to wonder why?’ What they only presented was extrajudicial killing but they could not produce what happened, when and how,” Duterte said.

    “I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult. That is why you hear me throwing down epithets, cursing and saying b*** sh***, everything. It angers me when you are a foreigner, you do not know exactly what is happening in this country. You do not investigate,” he added.

    Trudeau in a separate media conference had said Duterte was “receptive” when he mentioned Canada’s concern over the pressing issues confronting the Philippines.

    Various local and international groups, as well as some world leaders, have criticized the Philippines for supposed rights violations in connection with the drug killings.

    The Philippine government has said that 3,967 have been killed in anti-drug operations as of October 2017. But human rights groups said the number is much higher.

    Duterte said that he treated Trudeau’s expression of his country’s concern over the human rights situation in the Philippines as a “personal and official insult” because foreigners were unaware of the situation on the ground.

    He said that he would explain to a Filipino farmer or a fisherman but not to a foreigner.

    He called on his foreign critics to investigate first what was happening in the country and don’t just rely on records and figures from the political opposition and communists whom he accused of producing “falsified” information.

    “You don’t even investigate. You only show before the United Nations a record of how many persons died you claim to be extra-judicially. I said you can investigate. Look, guys, what I am really asking, ‘Why don’t you investigate first and find out the truth. Whatever happened why are you not giving us in government the simple rule of the right of the heard,'” the tough-talking Duterte said.

    The president conceded that there may be illegal killings in his drug war, but he insisted that he ordered the suspension and apprehension of the cops involved just like in the killings of teenagers in Caloocan City.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 23 February 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      Air Supply says Iñigo and Moophs’ ‘All Out of Love’ remake has ‘great production, great sound’

      International rock duo Air Supply, composed of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, hailed Iñigo Pascual and Moophs’ remake of their classic hit “All Out of Love” for its “great production and sound.” Iñigo sang parts of the song during Tarsier Records’ “All Out of Love” virtual media conference and ...

    • 20 February 2021
      4 days ago No comment

      U.K., California variants combine for first case of hybrid COVID-19

      Media organizations reported Wednesday (February 17) that the homegrown COVID-19 variant sweeping California has combined with the highly-contagious UK variant. The result is yet another mutation, a hybrid virus. This has started to spark fears that the new resulting virus will be more contagious. A sample from California showed ...

    • 12 February 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Gold and Diamonds Rotary Charity Night

      Feb 13th 4 – 7pm Just in time for Valentines Day Refreshment & Food will be served (or Tequila) up to 70% off for Special VIP & Invited Guests One Year Financing – No Interest 25% of profit goes to RCVM Treasury for future projects. Arctic Fame Diamonds 942 ...

    • 12 February 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Erin O’Toole announces Shadow Cabinet updates

      OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, today announced updates to the Conservative Shadow Cabinet. “Canadians are worried about their economic future,” O’Toole said. “Canadians have seen what happened when the Liberal government was in charge of getting vaccines, can we ...

    • 12 February 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      New public transit investments to build strong communities, fight climate change, and create new jobs across Canada

      Investing in public transit infrastructure shortens commute times for families, creates good middle-class jobs, grows our economy, and cuts air pollution. Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $13 billion in 1,300 public transit projects for communities across Canada. This is the largest public transit investment ...

    %d bloggers like this: