Duterte to US Congress: Clean your own backyard first

Posted July 23, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte will never again set foot in the USA, which he described as a "lousy" country, even if it's President Donald Trump who would request him to do so.

Duterte said the American lawmakers should instead focus on the supposed human rights abuses in the U.S. rather than intervene in the Philippines' internal affairs.

"There will never be a time that I will go to America during my term, or even thereafter", Duterte said.

"If he comes, I will lead the protest", said McGovern, who co-chairs the commission, which is tasked with "promoting, defending, and advocating for worldwide human rights", he added.

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Despite criticism from human rights advocates, President Duterte still enjoys high popularity and trust ratings among Filipinos based on recent surveys.

"They (Americans) have many human rights violations".

The president also hit back at the US Congress, saying it should investigate America's alleged human rights violations in the Philippines and in the Middle East.

"It was a mistake for our current administration in the United States to extend an invitation to President Duterte here", said U.S. MA representative James McGovern at a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

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"Explain to me why a hospital was bombed, with all the technology and children or the patients being killed before you start to investigate me", he added.

In May, two USA senators filed a bill seeking to restrict the export of firearms to the Philippines amid questions over the drug war.

During the hearing, California's 14th Congressional District lawmaker Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier, a member of the US Congress commission, condemned the "murderous, extrajudicial" campaign of Duterte against illegal drugs. "I've seen America and it's lousy".

"Either I collect taxes, increase the tax so I can think of something to replace what they have lost, or you agree with the people there affected or hard-hit by mining", he said.

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Duterte said it is not important to him if you are Moro or Christian or Vietnamese.