By: Elena Grace Flores
The Philippine President’s boastful nature was irked when the US issued a statement that they are concerned over the killings in the country. he said; If the United States is concerned about extrajudicial killings in the country, then the Philippine government is also concerned about the killing of African-Americans there. African-Americans are being killed on “trumped-up charges,” he said. “There’s hatred there being sown by their governor;” he added.
Mark C. Toner, US Department of State deputy spokesperson however contradicted Duterte in a press conference saying that United States strongly adheres to the rule of law and added that US Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear to Duterte during his previous visit in Manila. “We take any credible allegations of human rights violations very, very seriously,” Toner explained. “We’re very concerned―deeply concerned, I would say―about reports of extrajudicial killings of individuals suspected to have been involved in drug activity in the Philippines,” he explained further.
It is evident the when an international body tells Duterte to behave, he would just reciprocate the comments – showing his bad ass character. The majority of the Filipino people are just hoping that the US and the UN will have more patient with Duterte as he does not represent the nature of Filipinos. He is just like Trump in the United States.