MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to slap in the face of an international human rights advocate in front of Vice President Leni Robredo if and when he will allegedly be given entry into the country and help her counter the bloody war on drugs.
The advocate whom Duterte is referring to is no other than Phelim Kine, director of research and investigations of Physicians for Human Rights, who suggested to the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs, in which the veep now co-chairs, to imprison President Duterte.
“P******** Leni, sa harap mo sampalin ko ‘yan,” he said at a press briefing in the Palace on Wednesday (20 November 2019).
“I dare you, kung talagang dedicated ka, papasukin mo dito ang p********** ‘yan. Pupuntahan kita sa opisina mo, sampalin ko ‘yan sa harap mo,” President Duterte was quoted as saying.
On November 11, Kine tweeted saying 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.
Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he has yet to issue an official directive whether Kine should be placed on the Bureau of Immigration’s 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 expressed dissatisfaction with Robredo’s meeting with representatives of the United Nations to educate allegedly the Vice President on the best methods of drug abuse. (Marian Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)