Dumb tasteless sexist ‘joke’: Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte filmed joking about the gang rape and murder of Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill – update with original newspaper report

…seriously?
How is this even a joke and how come his supporters figure this to be a minor blimp? Duterte has no business being on the Philippines presidential ballot

…how can he possibly be a custodian of the law with such a mind set?

The leading candidate in the upcoming Phillipines presidential elections Rodrigo Duterte joked about the rape and murder of an Australian woman in the country in 1989, which has caused consternation home and abroad. The 71-year-old former soldier and one time mayor, jokingly referenced the brutal gang rape and murder of missionary Jacqueline Hamill at a Davao City jail during a 1989 riot.  He was caught on film saying:
‘When the bodies were brought out, they were wrapped. I looked at her face, son of a b***h, she looks like a beautiful American actress. Son of a b***h, what a waste,’ Duterte said.


duterte2.jpgCrass rape jokes from  leading  Filipino presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has upset many people

The filmed campaign speech was released online to widespread consternation, while some supported the candidate. The controversial  line was – ‘What came to mind was, they raped her, they lined up. I was angry because she was raped, that’s one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first.’
‘All the women were raped so during the first assault.’
Bearing in mind that the main theme of his political campaign is the call to end violence in the country,  rivals have jumped on the opportunity saying the joke shows his ‘lack of fitness for the presidency’ and his ‘utter lack of respect for women’.
Vice President Jejomar Binay said Duterte is ‘a crazy maniac who doesn’t respect women and doesn’t deserve to be president.’
Duterte’s words does have support in some quarters: ‘We won’t apologise for he has done nothing wrong, it was a clear joke for God’s sake,’ one Filipina supporter said on social media.


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Transcript of speech

All the women were raped so during the first assault, because they retreated, the bodies they used as a cover, one of them was the corpse of the Australian woman lay minister. Tsk, this is a problem. When the bodies were brought out, they were wrapped. I looked at her face, son of a bitch, she looks like a beautiful American actress. Son of a bitch, what a waste. What came to mind was, they raped her, they lined up. I was angry because she was raped, that’s one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first. What a waste. – Translated by Rappler.com

Update newspaper report of incident

Rodrigo Duterte -incident on missionary's death

Thanks to a faithful reader who provided this original newspaper report on the day of the siege showing Jacqueline Hamil after the troops regained control of the prison

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5 thoughts on “Dumb tasteless sexist ‘joke’: Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte filmed joking about the gang rape and murder of Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill – update with original newspaper report”

  1. He said he drew back the cloth covering her body, said his “joke” then this enraged him so much he decided to put an end to the siege – kill them all.

    So why is there a photo of her slumped unrecovered body at the end of the siege?
    http://i.imgur.com/EZD9ID3.jpg (last picture)

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