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Ending Iceland ties may affect Pinoy workers – Duterte

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By Prince Golez

Cutting ties with Iceland over its resolution seeking probe into the human rights situation in the Philippines may have an adverse impact on Filipino workers there, according to President Rodrigo Duterte.

In an interview with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, Duterte said there were about 2,000 Filipinos in Iceland.

“I’m seriously considering because it might affect the relations between our citizens and the host country,” according to him.

“They might not like the way we behave towards them and so it would prompt them to take measures. I hope they do not have to do it because I will not also take it sitting down,” he also said.

Iceland recently authored a resolution adopted by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.

Said resolution earned 18 favorable votes from the 47 UN member countries. Rest 14 members voted against it and 15 abstained.

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