[In the news] Women’s rights advocates slam Duterte ‘bragging’ about touching maid in his teens -ABS-CBN.com

Women’s rights advocates slam Duterte ‘bragging’ about touching maid in his teens

MANILA – It is disturbing and infuriating to hear President Rodrigo Duterte “brag” about attempting in his teen years to rape a housekeeper, women’s rights advocates said Sunday.

Duterte recounted in a speech how he confessed to a priest of the Catholic school he was attending, who would later “touch him,” that he went into a maid’s room while she was asleep and behaved inappropriately.

The statement about the “crime” as a young man is only the latest in Duterte’s “countless statements bragging about committing crimes against women and the people,” including goading soldiers to rape women in war-torn Marawi City to ordering the bombing and hamletting of lumad communities, said GABRIELA Secretary General Joms Salvador.

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