Alan Cayetano hits Iceland for being critical of Duterte’s drug war: Kung magsalita parang ‘di uso bugbugan sa bahay!
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has slammed Iceland for criticizing the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, saying its government should look at the human rights violations happening on its own soil first.
In a statement Saturday (October 13), Cayetano accused Iceland of spearheading Europe’s criticism against the Philippines’ war on drugs in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
“Alam mo ang number one problema ng Iceland sa human rights? It’s domestic violence,” he said.
“Ang ingay-ingay nila sa atin. Samantalang ang sa kanila, the kind of violence is at home, which is the worst kin of violence kasi your home is supposed to be your castle,” Cayetano added.
The Philippines has just been re-elected to a fresh term at the UN Human Rights Council, with 165 out of 192 Member-States agreeing to give the country a seat at the Geneva-based body.
The country’s new term at the Council will start in 2019 and will last until 2021.