Duterte calls US ‘son of a b*tch’ for refusing to return Balangiga bells: May dugo yan ng Pilipino!
President Rodrigo Duterte has cursed the United States anew over its refusal to return the Balangiga Bells seized from Eastern Samar duering the American occupation.
In a speech in Cebu City Monday (February 12), Duterte scored American politikos for imposing conditions before the bells can be returned.
“Ayaw nilang isauli because that is a memento that is — dugo daw nila. P****** i** ninyo,” he said.
Duterte said it was only natural for Filipinos to rebel against the Americans when they conquered the Philippines in the early 1900s.
“Nakunin niyo ‘yung Balangiga bells, gusto ko isauli ninyo. Why? Kasi ang kinapital ng Pilipino diyan dugo. You massacred one God d*** island there,” he said.
The bells were taken by American troops from the Balangiga church when it attacked the town in the 1900s.
Males aged 10 years and older were killed by the American soldiers because of the order to turn the town into a “howling wilderness.”
Earlier this month, Illinois Rep. Randy Hultgren and Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern asked US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis not to provide certification for the bells’ return until the Philippine government ends extrajudicial killings.
The two lawmakers expressed their “deepest concerns with the human rights record” of the country.