Binay: Duterte rape remark proves 'psych disorder'
MANILA - Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of PDP-Laban standard-bearer Rodrigo Duterte, saying the latter's remark over the rape of an Australian missionary proves he has a psychological disorder.
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Speaking to reporters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal III, Binay said Duterte never disclosed that he was suffering a psychological disorder as shown in court records during his annulment with wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.
A TV Patrol report earlier said Duterte was suffering from "Antisocial Narcissistic Personality Disorder" or extreme self-conceit, according to a psychological assessment done more than 15 years ago.
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Binay said Duterte's admission that he kills criminals as well as his controversial statement on the gang rape of Australian missionary Jaqueline Hamill "confirms he has a psychological disorder."
"Apparently kahit na sa ngayon batay sa mga pangyayari, 'yong mga tanggi rito, tanggi riyan, pag-amin ng pagpatay, pag-amin ng pag-ano sa babaeng namatay na ginahasa, talagang may...it only confirms na may psychological disorder 'tong si berdugong pumapatay ng bata at tsaka mahirap," he said.
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He also said it is possible that Duterte could face a petition for disqualification after his "admission" that he will continue killing criminals if elected president.
"I don't know if it's still timely, somebody will file a petition for disqualification dahil doon sa mga sinasabi niya. That is his platform and a platform which is unlawful, against the law, against human rights, pwede siguro 'yon," Binay said.
He added: "Wala akong nalalamang batas na 'yong katulad ni Duterte na inaamin 'yong pinagpapatay niya, inaamin 'yong kawalan niya ng dignidad sa kababaihan, kung anu-ano pang gagawin mo sa babae. Hindi ko alam kung ground for disqualification 'yon. Pero, sabi ko nga lang sa inyo 'yong doon sa sinasabi niyang gagawin niya kasi hindi naman niya sinasabing ipagpapatuloy niya 'yong pagwala ng respeto, dignity sa kababaihan, etc. Pero, 'yong sinasabi niyang ipagpapatuloy ko ang extrajudicial killings, I think it's unlawful."
The vice-president, who is also running for president in the May 9 elections, said it is high time for presidential candidates to submit to medical and psychological exams since they are running for the highest office in the land.
"Siguro, tama naman 'yon. Kasi biro mo naman, hindi mo nire-reveal na may sakit ka. Sayang naman 'yong botong binigay sa'yo na dapat ibibigay niya sa iba kung hindi ka naman makakatapos 'nong term mo," he said.
He also castigated Duterte for "flip-flopping" on his apology over his remarks regarding Hamill's rape in 1989. "Part of a psychological disorder," he said.
Duterte has come under fire for saying that the "mayor should have been first" after seeing the face of rape victim Jaqueline Hamill, a missionary from Sydney, Australia. Hamill was one of several "prayer warriors" taken hostage by Federico Pugoy and other inmates inside Davao Metrodiscom in 1989.
His camp later issued an apology, saying the mayor regretted his remarks.
"I apologize to the Filipino people for my recent remarks," said Duterte, who is the first presidential candidate from the southern island of Mindanao.
"There was no intention of disrespecting our women and those who have been victims of this horrible crime. Sometimes my mouth can get the better of me. My life is an open book. I am a man of many flaws and contradictions," he added.
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Sara Duterte, the mayor's daughter with Zimmerman, told ABS-CBN News that nowhere in the court document on her parents' annulment does it say that her father is not fit to lead the country.
"It doesn't really reflect kung ano siya as a public servant, kung ano siya as a politician, kung ano siya as a government official. Iyun iyung mga private na mga nangyari sa buhay nilang mag-asawa. [Ang] Final decision ng korte is 14, 15 years ago so ang tagal na non. Wala nang bad blood between my father and mother," she said.
Zimmerman and the mayor now have good relations. She has been campaigning for Duterte and says he will make a good president. -- with Reuters
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