Saturday, September 1, 2018

Inday Sara Duterte to his father's critics on rape joke: "Ano naitulong niyo sa Davao, Meron ba?"



Davao City Mayor Sara  Duterte. Image credit to Gulf News
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Friday night, can't help not to ignore Duterte critics most especially on President Duterte's rape jokes that concerned most of the citizens of Luzon. 


Gabriela to Duterte: Apologize, rape is no laughing matter. Image credit to Rappler
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has observed that most of the people in Luzon, they take things seriously unlike the people in the South which is in the Visayas, they just ignore the statement of the President and put it in a sense of humor each jokes he uttered to his audience. 

“From what I have seen myself, people in the south, particularly in Visayas, they don’t really take things as seriously as people in Luzon,” Roque said.

“They are not okay with rape jokes. But let’s just say the standard of what is offensive and not offensive is more liberal in the south.”

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the public should not “give too much weight on what the President says by way of [a] joke.”


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque on the sidelines. Image credit to Philippine Canadian Inquirer
That is why the young Duterte, on an updated statement on Friday said that the number of rape incidents in Davao City lowered compared to rape cases filed at the same quarter of 2017. 

The mayor also said that the decrease to government programs that teach children about sexuality and sexual abuse since most of the rape cases were committed inside homes.

"One of these interventions, and the most effective of which, targeted communities where children are taught about sexuality and sexual abuse, including when a touch by a family member is no longer appropriate and acceptable," she said.


An initial statement from the city mayor's office earlier said police recorded 89 rape cases from January to June 2018, compared to 132 cases during the same period last year.

"This positive effect of government action should not be lost in the repertoire of the President and the attacks by those who hate his guts and humor. I can truthfully say that there were actions and positive effects," she said.

"And I pose this question to all who seemingly want to see Davao City fail—what have you done to help?"

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Source: ABS-CBN