Duterte to UN execs: "Kayo ang bugok, hindi ako. I studied my laws very well".
President Duterte slammed on Sunday (August 21, 2016) the two United Nations representatives for criticizing his bloody anti-drugs campaign, describing them as disrespectful and rotten.
“Ang bastos hindi ako. They should suffer the repercussions. You should have followed the basic rudiments of courtesy and protocols,” Duterte said, after expressing anger over the UN’s statements on the extra-judicial killings in the country. “Kayo ang bugok, hindi ako. I studied my laws very well. Look at the subjects–consular practice and procedure, international law and everything,” he added.
Duterte, a lawyer and a long-time mayor of Davao City, said he will not hesitate to withdraw the Philippines’ membership at the United Nations as a result of the controversy.
“Baka akala ninyo gago ako… you observe protocol. If you that directly, you are addressing me… remember, I am the President of a sovereign country,” the President said in a televised news conference in Davao City last Sunday midnight.
“Tell them: Bastos ka!,” he said. Duterte was referring to Agnes Callamard, the new UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions, and Dainius Puras, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health. They criticized the killings during the present administration.
“My performance as a mayor has nothing to do with this. These are recent events,” he said.