F— UCK you.
This is President Rodrigo Duterte’s message to the European Union (EU) after the European Parliament issued a resolution urging Philippine authorities to launch an immediate investigation into the rising death toll in his administration's war on drugs.
Duterte made the angry response on Tuesday in a speech at the Sulong Pilipinas-Local Governance Dialogues at SMX Convention Center in Davao City.
“Iyong nabasa ko ang EU condemnation sa akin, sabihin ko sa kanila, 'F— you.' You are doing it in atonement of your sins. Ginawa nilang istrikto-istrikto kasi may guilt feelings iyan sila. Ako dito, sino ang pinatay ko, assuming it to be true? 1,007? Who are they? Criminals? You call it genocide? Ilan ang pinatay nila?” he said.
Duterte pointed out that some EU nations also committed human rights violations while occupying other countries in the past.
“Tapos itong EU ngayon has the gall to condemn me. Sige, I repeat it, f— you,” he said, before raising his middle finger as the audience applauded.
The EU skirted the Duterte tirade.
“We don’t comment on comments,” the EU said in a brief statement.
The EU said it enjoys “good relations” with the Philippines.
“The European Union and the Philippines enjoy good relations, and we will continue to discuss this issue, among many others, in our bilateral contacts with the authorities,” the statement read.