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Vagina dialogues: ‘Duterte did not mean it’

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As the world marks Women’s month, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque promised to give President Duterte some advise on respecting women after his call for security forces to shoot female rebels in the vagina raised eyebrows or women’s and human rights groups.

“Nag-explain lang naman siya… na medyo hindi naman literal iyong kanyang nais sabihin. Medyo ininis niya talaga yung mga Amazon’s, pero hindi iyon ang kanyang nais sabihin,” Roque said at a press briefing on Thursday (March 1, 2018).

Roque added he will “advise” the chief executive on the matter.

Early this week, Duterte defended his statement against female NPA rebels by explaining that he was saying it with sarcasm.

On Feb. 7, Duterte ordered the soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina “so it would be useless”. It won’t be the same as killing them but would leave the female rebels incapacitated.

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