Duterte: Psych test may reveal Binay's corrupt character
Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News
OF WORD WAR, PSYCH TESTS: Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday lashed out anew at Vice President Jejomar Binay over the latter's comments on the results of his psychological test.
The psychological report first published by ABS-CBN shows that Duterte was diagnosed with "Antisocial Narcissistic Personality Disorder," characterized by "gross indifference, insensitivity and self-centeredness" and "pervasive tendency to demean, humiliate others and violate their rights and feelings."
The results were used in the mayor's annulment proceedings with his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.
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Binay originally dared Duterte to undergo a free medical checkup and psychological exam in Makati.
The 71-year-old mayor, in turn, also dared his presidential rival to go through the test which he said might reveal Binay's corrupt character.
"Kapag kinalikot ng psychiatrist ang utak natin, lalabas talaga na ikaw [Binay] ay may makating kamay, kaya ka nilagay sa Makati," Duterte said at a campaign sortie in Pandacan, Bulacan where he was welcomed by some 1,000 residents.
The presidential survey frontrunner also said in jest that psychiatrists would have a hard time determining the sex of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas should he take the exam.
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Duterte earlier said that he is open to taking a psychological test as long as all his rivals take the same test.
Meanwhile, Duterte's runningmate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, defended the tough-talking mayor and slammed the media for "revealing test results that lacked proper context".
"Ipinapalabas nila na may tililing si Mayor Duterte. 'Di nila alam ay lahat ng nagpapa-annul ay 'yun ang ginagamit. Alam yan ng mga abogado na katulad ko," Cayetano said.
The senator added that it is unfair to assume that the tough-talking mayor would not make a good president just based on the results of a psychological test.
Duterte also fired back against his opponents, who keep on expressing their opinions on his use of foul language.
"Kaya ako nagmumura dahil niloloko nila ang bayan at sinasayang ang ating pera! I contributed my sweat and life to nation-building... Ako pa ngayon ang masama?" he shot.
Duterte and Cayetano also reiterated their platforms of government, specifically their drives against corruption, crime and illegal drugs.
Duterte topped the latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia, with 32 percent of the respondents picking him as their top choice for president. '
The April 5 to 10 poll came about a week before Duterte was heavily criticized for making light of an Australian missionary's rape and murder in his city in 1989.
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