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Duterte proposes PH hosting of World Summit on Human Rights

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By Genalyn Kabiling

DA NANG, Vietnam — The Philippines is prepared to host an international summit on the protection of human rights, President Duterte said on Thursday.

Under fire for his bloody drug crackdown, the President has proposed the “world summit on human rights” that would also probe any human rights violations of countries not only the Philippines.

Duterte squeezes time from his busy APEC schedule for an impromptu meeting with the Filipino community in Da Nang, Vietnam (PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Duterte squeezes time from his busy APEC schedule for an impromptu meeting with the Filipino community in Da Nang, Vietnam
(PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Let’s have a summit of how we can protect the human rights for all human race,” Duterte said during a press conference shortly after his meeting with the Filipino community last Thursday night in Da Nang, Vietnam.

“Bakit pag-usapan natin ‘yung Pilipinas? What makes the death of people in the Philippines more important than the rest of the children in the world that were massacred and killed. ‘Di ba? So we should call a summit and I can, I will volunteer to make the Philippines the venue,” he added.

The President insisted that all human rights violations committed by governments must be investigated. He said human rights victims are also invited to the country “to come and air their gripe or grievances.”

“Let us investigate all violations of human rights committed by all governments. I said, just because it happened 40 years ago, it happened 100 years ago. When it was wrong then, it is definitely still wrong now,” he said.

Asked how soon the human rights summit will be held, the President said he would first consult with the heads of states during the regional talks here.

When asked if he would invite the United Nations to the summit, the President voiced preference for lawyers and health experts.

“I’m more comfortable with a panel of lawyers kasi maintindihan nila kaagad [because they will understand] the legal implications. And maybe experts in the science of medicine and the destruction of the human body,” he said.

The President also revealed plans to invite UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and question her supposed obsession on his drug war despite cases of violence in other parts of the world.

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  • Dutertard

    si DUterte ang pinaka Gag0.. Pinaka Tarantad0.. pinaka putang inang naging presidente ng bansang ito

    • general problem

      at ang kulto nyo ang pinakasalot sa lahat ng salot..mas masahol pa sa mga kapwa nyo ring salot na TERRORISTA!!!

      • Dutertard

        ulul.. magsals@l kna lng pendeh0!

        • One Way

          yellowish comment.

          • Dutertard

            Sundin mo payo ko magsals@l k sa picture ni duterte bwahaha

  • Cedrick Mollines

    Ang mali ay mali. Huwag punahin ang mali ng iba para gawing dahilan na hindi masama ang iyong maling gawain.

  • Meltdown

    DuDirty now pretending he is no longer a human rights violator in order to prolong his EJK without being the focused of UN human rights investigation. Scar is scar and you can never erased it unless you undergo a sophisticated skin surgery. Perhaps you can remove the scar but mental obsession keeps human a killing zombie. LOL

  • korikong batungbakal

    ewwwwww…bitter pa rin mga cooments ng mga yellowtards? weyt nalang kau sa 2022 election. malay nyo may maniniwala pa sa inyo? I don’t think so…