And say he would summon the Army to destroy Congress should it stop his war against drugs
By Raïssa Robles
Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte today claimed he was not joking when he talked about the rape-slay of 36-year-old Australian lay missionary Jaqueline Hamill in 1989 during a rally at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City last April 12.
Reporters quoted him earlier today as saying, “It was not a joke. I said it as a narrative. I was not smiling.”
His spokesman also claimed the video was spliced by his political enemies to make him look bad.
I was curious. And so I listened to the ENTIRE 1 hour, 26 minutes and 45 seconds video of his Amoranto rally. I’ve embedded it at the end of this piece below.
Duterte’s controversial story about the Australian missionary starts at 1 hour and 16 minutes. Judge for yourself whether he was narrating to the crowd a tragic story or a joke. And if he was not joking, why did the crowd break into laughter?
There’s another equally controversial statement that Duterte made during the Amoranto rally. He told the crowd he would summon the Army should Congress investigate his war against drugs. He warned Congress:
Huwag niyo akong bara-barahin. Kasi may pangako ako. Sabi ko I will suppress drugs…Huwag niyong patawag sa Congress tapos baboy-baboyin lang. Hindi talaga ako papayag. Pag na-contempt of Congress kayo. Tawagin mo yung armor ng (Fort) Bonifacio, sirain mo nga putanginang Congress na yan. Hindi talaga ako papayag.
Duterte’s statements on this issue starts at 1 hour, 12 minutes in the same video.