Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Duterte Castigated Female Senator for being "Immoral" and "adulterer"

Rodrigo Duterte, senator Delima, drug campaign, Philippine news

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday in his speech at the 115th police service anniversary at Camp Crame, castigated a female senator for being an “immoral woman” for allegedly having an affair with her driver who also act as a collector of money for her during the election campaign. The senator who he didn't name always criticized his anti-drug campaign that resulted to a number of deaths.

“Here’s a senator complaining. One day I will tell you that her driver himself, who was a lover, was the one collecting money for her during the campaign. An immoral woman, insofar as the driver’s wife is concerned, it’s adultery.”

“Here’s a woman who funded a house of a lover and yet we don’t say any complaint about it,” he added.

“But in fairness, I would never say [clearly] that the driver gave (the money) to her but by the looks of it, she has it,” he said.

Duterte also said that the senator has no right to complain about the recent killings of drug suspects in the country when she herself has “a very sordid personal and official life.”

Last week, Duterte said that he was going to “destroy” a female official who keeps on criticizing his government.


Senator Leila de Lima Reaction

Senator Leila de Lima

Senator Leila de Lima reacted angrily and said that the President Duterte has resorted to “character assassination” referring to the president's speach about an unnamed senator, whom he described as  an “immoral woman” for allegedly having an affair with a driver.

"May nagsabi nga sa akin ngayon lang so it’s very surprising. Ang first reaction ko ngayon, ayaw ko nang patulan yan. I don’t want to dignify that. It’s so foul. It’s  character assassination.”

“It’s  very foul. Saan  man nanggaling yang information na yan, sana dino-double check, sana inaalam ang source,” she said.

de Lima said she was unfazed by the President’s statements, saying these would not affect her resolve to investigate the spate of killings in the country under the  Duterte administration.

“Hindi po ako matitinag,”

“I don’t know kung ano ho ang agenda  that  they are  resorting  to  character assassination. That’s a very  clear case of assassination and I don’t expect the President to do that, sa totoo lang,” she said.

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