Duterte slams EU’s imposition on Philippines
"Do not impose your culture or your belief in what would be a government in this planet.”
Photo credits: Philippine Canadian Inquirer
This was President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement against the European Union (EU) during his speech to a Filipino community in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
“Do not impose on other countries, especially us. Ito, paborito nila itong ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, because there is death penalty in Indonesia, there is death penalty in Malaysia, and I'm trying to revive it... as if other countries of EU do not have death penalty," he adds.
The EU has been one of the international organizations that continues to criticize the Philippines for its 7,000 extrajudicial killings allegedly due to the war on drugs.
EU issued a statement on the drug war saying that while it recognizes the importance of fighting illegal drugs, it is alarmed by the “very high number of killings in this fight.”
However, Duterte views these statements as Westerners trying to impose their values on the Philippines.
"Itong mga buang na ito [European Union], why are you trying to impose on us? Why don't you mind your own business? Why do you have to f**k with us?" he said.
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