MANILA, Philippines- In his speech on Tuesday (19 November 20, 2019) President Rodrigo Duterte threatened an international human rights advocate to be slapped in the face in front of the Vice President Leni Robredo if forced to enter the Philippines to help counter the bloody “war on drugs.”
Duterte is referring to Phelim Kine, director of research and investigations of Physicians for Human Rights, who suggested to the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs co-chair Robredo to imprison Duterte. “P******** Leni, sa harap mo sampalin ko ‘yan,” he said at a press briefing in the Palace.
“I dare you, kung talagang dedicated ka, papasukin mo dito ang p********** ‘yan. Pupuntahan kita sa opisina mo, sampalin ko ‘yan sa harap mo.”
On November 11, Kine recalled in a tweet that he was ready to go to the Philippines to help VP Robredo.
“Don’t worry; he can’t enter the country. We need to rescue Leni from the stupidity of those who want to use her,” Locsin said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has yet to say whether Kine should be placed on the Bureau of Immigration blacklist.
“Kailangan nating pag-aralan ito nang maigi. Hindi tayo magiging maingat kung magsasalita na tayo maliban na lang kung alam na natin ang kadahilanan at parameters ng pagbisita ni Kine,” Guevarra said.
Yesterday, the Palace re-registered their dissatisfaction with Robredo’s meeting with representatives of the United Nations to educate on the best methods of drug abuse, forcing him to lose his position in the Cabinet.