Binay calls Duterte 'sexual pervert'

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Other national bets lambast Davao mayor for rape remark


Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice-President Jejomar Binay. ABS-CBN News

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday continued to reap a firestorm of criticism for his controversial statement over the rape-slay of an Australian missionary, with Vice-President Jejomar Binay saying the remark shows Duterte's "sexual perversion."

In a press statement, Binay described as "illogical" Duterte's explanation that he was just angry when he said the "mayor should have been first" in the gang rape of Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill.

"Wala namang logic 'yon," the vice president told reporters in Cagayan de Oro.

"Kaya lang daw niya nasabi 'yon dahil galit siya sa murderer. Ano naman ang relasyon noong gagahasain niya 'yon doon sa galit niya sa murderer? Paanong paglalabas ng galit ilalabas niya 'yong kanyang sexual perversion?"

Binay rejected Duterte's statement that he uses gutter language because he comes from a poor background. He said poor people do not find rape and murder amusing "because they are often the victims of rape and murder."

"Huwag mong insultuhin ang mahihirap. The poor have dignity."

Meanwhile, independent vice-presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes, who is supporting Senator Grace Poe for the presidency, criticized Duterte for having a "sick mind."

"Mayor Duterte's rape joke, not to mention his cursing of Pope Francis, shows (that) he is really sick in the mind. This guy should not be president of our country," he said.

READ/WATCH: Duterte under fire for cursing Pope Francis

Former justice secretary and administration senatorial candidate Leila de Lima, a known critic of Duterte, also attacked the mayor for his controversial statement.

"As a woman, I can imagine the horror and personal tribulation undergone by victims of rape. It is never a joke. If there is still some reason left in him, Duterte should apologize to women and all rape victims for his exceptionally abhorrent statement," she said .

"I urge the public to take action and put an end to Duterte's malignancy.This display of impunity simply cannot go on."

'MAYOR MUNA ANG MAUNA'

Duterte has come under fire for his remarks over the gang rape and killing of 36-year-old Hamill, a missionary from Sydney, Australia. Hamill was one of several "prayer warriors" taken hostage by prisoner Federico Pugoy and other inmates inside Davao Metrodiscom in 1989.

In a campaign rally on April 12 in Quezon City, the tough-talking mayor described the missionary as very beautiful and likened her to an American actress.

"T***a, sayang. Ang napasok sa isip ko, ni-rape nila. Pinagpilahan nila. Nagalit ako kasi ni-rape. Oo, isa rin yun. Napakaganda. Dapat ang mayor muna ang mauna," he said, drawing laughter from his supporters.

WATCH: Duterte jokes about raped Australian woman

In an interview, Duterte admitted making those remarks in 1989 but said he was not joking but merely narrating what happened then. Five hostages and 16 prisoners were killed in the hostage crisis, including Pugoy and Hamill.

"In my utter anger, gutter language yan eh. Salitang kanto. Nung binuksan ko, o ito, galit ako nagsasalita. Ang ganda-ganda pa, mukhang artista galing Amerika. P***a, naunahan pa ako. Patayin mo lahat! Sa galit yun. I was not joking," he said.

He added: "I am sorry to the Filipino people. It's my style. It's my mouth, I said it in the heat of anger but listen to the story behind. Wag kayong basta pa-ambak ambak yan.

"Huwag kayong makinig sa bunganga ko kasi ang bunganga ko talaga bastos. Kasi lumaki ako sa neighborhood na puro bastos. Sinasabi ko sa inyo, mahirap lang kami."

READ: Duterte says sorry to Filipinos; 'rape remarks not a joke'

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