The President of the Philippines has reportedly told his soldiers to shoot female rebels directly in the vagina because without their genitals they are ‘useless’. President Rodrigo Duterte is said to have made the remarks when he was addressing a group of former communist rebels on Wednesday.
In the official government transcription of the speech the word ‘vagina’ is replaced with a dash, but it says that his audience laughed when he made the comment. He is reported as saying: ‘Tell the soldiers. ‘There’s a new order coming from mayor. We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina. If there are no vaginas it would be useless.’ In the speech he also criticised any female rebels within the New People’s Army (NPA), and told his army to kill anyone in the organisation, male or female. Read more