Friday, July 8, 2011

Dirty finger is freedom of expression: Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Davao City Vice-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at his critics anew Thursday, saying the dirty finger he flashed in public last Monday was "freedom of expression."

In an interview with local media, Duterte "flipped the bird" anew.

"Ito naman si Etta, sabi violation of human rights mag-ganun ako (showing the dirty finger)," he said, referring to Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Etta Rosales.

"It is a sign of anger, it is a sign of extreme disgust. It means galit ako sa iyo," Duterte said, blurting out expletives.

This after Commission on Human Rights chair Eta Rosales wants to have him sanctioned.

His son Paulo, who is a city councilor and president of the city's league of barangays, also flashed a dirty finger in front of journalists when asked about his reactions to his father's stand on the issue.

The older Duterte earlier flashed a dirty finger and cussed at critics of his daughter Sara following her widely publicized punching of a trial court sheriff last Friday.

“Ano? Mga columnist? Oh! (shows dirty finger) ta#@n*a (expletive), hindi lang sampal ang inabot noon. (Expletive), you wage a battle against your own people using policemen?” he said.

Rosales, meanwhile, shrugged off Duterte's latest outburst.

"Nako-kornihan ako sa kanya at di ko siya papatulan. Marami pa kaming gagawin, walang magagawa kung mabulaklak talaga ang bunganga niya... bahala na taumbayan kung gusto nila ganun public official," she said. - Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao

After the report aired, many reacted, mostly bad comments against Duterte. But to some Dabawenyos, this they have to say:

by: SamsonZ on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:11
Our brave Vice Mayor Rody Duterte is willing to defy even The President of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino because he believes he's doing the right thing. Displaying a "dirty finger" in public is not bad and he taught that to his oldest son. Is there anyone in the counrty who's brave enough to face our Vice Mayor ? Magsalita kayo !! Lahat lang kayo dada mg dada. Eh alam namin gusto ninyo ng boto sa pagdating ng election.Di ba ninyo nahalata ? Tahimik ang mga Senator at Congressman natin ngayon sa ginawa ng mga Duterte? Kung hindi sila takot eh gusto lang di mawalan ng suporta ng mga Duterte sa Davao City. So anong masasabi ninyo BAYAN ? Long live the Dutertes and may your tribe increase...

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