President Rodrigo Duterte believes human rights do not apply to criminals considering the suffering they inflict on their victims.
Speaking before Filipino-American tourists during the 11th Ambassadors Tour Philippine reception in Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte said human rights do not apply to criminals considering the suffering they inflict on their victims.
President Duterte slammed human rights advocates for pushing him to think the welfare of criminals.
According to the President, it was not fair for criminals to cite human rights so they can enjoy certain freedoms when they destroy other people’s lives.
“You have the right – human rights to go around wherever you want, you’re a citizen of this Republic, you can travel, you have all the Constitutional right,” Duterte said.
“Kaya yang sa pasahero, wala naman tayong pera, anak natin magsakay ng jeep, sasaksakin, holdapin, kung anong pagawa. Pag-uwi, amgsakay ng tricycle, a few kilometers away, pinatay na. And you just see these human rights idiots all around the world, ‘Ah, you know, human rights, that’s b***s*** to me,” he said,
Duterte said he has repeatedly warned criminals they will be killed if they destroy the country by commiting crimes against the youth.