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Philippine presidential candidate Duterte condemned after rape joke

A video of leading Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte joking about a murdered Australian rape victim has provoked a storm of protest.
Philippines candidate Duterte condemned over rape comments

(BBC) A video of leading Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte joking about a murdered Australian rape victim has provoked a storm of protest.

The footage shows Mr Duterte and his supporters making light of the assault by prison inmates in 1989 when he was town mayor.

He said the female missionary was so beautiful that "the mayor should have been first".

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36067011

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Philippines presidential candidate vows not to apologize for gang rape 'joke'

(CNN) A Philippines presidential candidate under fire for his comments on gang rape has disowned an apology issued by his party and vowed he would "never really apologize" for the remarks, CNN Philippines reports.

Pressure has been building on front-running presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte since he made a joke in connection with the rape and murder of an Australian missionary during a 1989 hostage crisis in Davao City during a campaign rally on April 12.

 link to edition.cnn.com

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Filipino presidential candidate Duterte condemned after rape joke

(DW) Filipino presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has been roundly condemned after a video surfaced of him joking about an Australian rape victim.

 link to www.dw.com

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heard about this 23.Apr.2016 19:44

.i.

reminds me of Clayton Williams years ago running for Governor of Texas.
I knew one of the reporters who heard his comments directly while they were all gathered around his west texas ranch campfire.

it ended his political career.