True to the word of becoming National Leaders’ most “colorful guy”, President Rodrigo Duterte once again shocks the leaders attending the East Asia Summit in Vientiane, Laos by showing photos of US brutality in the Philippines.
According to reports from Reuters and Agence France Presse, the Philippine President stunned the world leaders from different countries like United States and East Asia at a regional summit held in Laos by showcasing grisly and bloody photos of Filipinos being killed by American soldiers more than a century ago.
This is in accordance and in response with the tirade he is getting on his campaign and his administration’s ongoing war against illegal drugs. In the past few months after he assumed the Presidential seat, the Philippine leader wasted no time in making his campaign for the restoration of peace and order a reality.
Furthermore, his war against illegal drug has been a hot topic especially indicative of the magnitutude of extrajudicial killings. This topic has Comission on Human Rights and United Nations hounding the door of Malacañang palace to remind the Duterte administration of legalities of due process.
The ASEAN Summit started off with yet another banter from the Philippine President when he allegedly called US President Barack Obama as “son of a bitch”, and as the summit conference closes down for this year, Duterte discarded his speech and spoke about human rights for more than five minutes.
According to the Indonesian diplomat which is present at the East Asian Summit on Thursday, he qouted the President saying that “Let me tell you about human rights. This is my ancestors being killed, so why now we are talking about human rights? We have to talk of the full spectrum of human rights.”
The Indonesian delegate also confirmed that while making his speech, Duterte displays a group of pictures that showcases the brutality and killings of Filipinos in the hand of American soldiers.
The diplomat also described the atmosphere in the room as “quiet and shocked” when Duterte ended his impassioned speech.