Duterte draws criticism for 'Miss Universe' rape joke

Inside the war zone of Marawi City in southern Philippines

"What I don't like is when children are raped", he said.

But then he continued: "You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe. Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die", Duterte said, according to translations by local media.

Philippine president makes quip before Filipino diplomats, the latest in a string of incidents critics call sexist.

Mr. Duterte has repeatedly been criticised, both locally and overseas, for making jokes about rape, even when he was still running for President past year. Hamill was raped in 1989 while being held hostage by escaped prisoners in Davao, during Duterte's tenure as the city's mayor.

Then Mayor Duterte said, "She was so handsome". And you think that I have still to... due process.

Earlier this year, Duterte joked about rape in a speech to soldiers on embattled Mindanao island. I will take care of the rest.

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"If you go down, I go down". If you happen to rape three, I will own up to it.

"All offices concerned sincerely apologize for the incident and renewed the shared commitment to uphold the highest standard of service and support for the President and all his engagements", he said.

"So, find me a law-wherever you come from-point out to me a law in your country and in my country, which says you can not threaten a criminal from destroying your country".

The statement was issued by the Palace after netizens pointed out, and poked fun of, the wrongfully installed presidential seal which was visible during Duterte's speech in Davao City last night. "There really is due process", he said.

Police said at least 3,200 people were slain in their anti-drug operations but Human Rights Watch said that at least 7,000 suspected drug users and dealers were killed since Duterte took office in 2016.

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