Duterte tells CHR, women's groups: Go to hell

Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and those who filed a complaint against him on account of his alleged offensive remarks on rape to go to hell. 

"Human rights? Idemanda ako? You go to hell! You go to hell! That's my... Human rights? You go to hell!" Duterte told a cheering crowd.

The PDP-Laban presidential candidate added that he will not answer the summons of the CHR and will merely throw it away.

Duterte admitted that he may have a foul mouth, but said no one can question his actions as he was merely exercising his constitutional right of freedom of expression.

"You know, this is a democracy. There is a Constitution. Ang pinaka-importante, cardinal rights... freedom of expression!" Duterte said.

"It is a sacred right. Nobody can question my mouth!" he added.

The presidential bet then lambasted the U.S. and Australian ambassadors anew, telling them to lay off as the controversy concerns domestic politics.

(READ: Australian envoy boos Duterte's rape remark)
 

Answering the challenge of Vice President Jejomar Binay to subject all candidates to a psychological test, Duterte cautioned the vice president as those tests could very well expose him for what he really is – "a thief."

(READ: Understanding Duterte: What a psych report says)


In his campaign speech before Aklanons of Kalibo, Duterte tried his best not to say anything bad about Mar Roxas, saying it would be disrespectful.

Roxas is from the neighboring province of Capiz.

But when the crowd howled, Duterte went on his tirade against Roxas, saying the administration candidate is also a thief like Binay.

(READ: Mar tells Duterte: Matapang ka lang sa salita)
 

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