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Binay tells Duterte: Take psych test in Makati, it’s free

/ 01:38 PM April 22, 2016
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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Vice President Jejomar Binay urged his nemesis Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to have a psychological and physical exam in Makati which boasts of free and quality medical services.

In a statement on Friday, Binay made the suggestion as an expression of goodwill even to his political enemies.

Binay said Duterte should have a medical test because it seems the stress of the campaign is taking its toll on his physical and psychological being.

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“Hinihikayat ko si Mister Duterte na magpatingin na agad sa psychiatrist. Mukhang sobra na siyang naaapektuhan ng stress sa kampanya,” Binay said.

(I am asking Mister Duterte to see a psychiatrist immediately. It seems like he is deeply affected by stress in the campaign.)

“I also urge him to undergo as well a full physical examination. Siya mismo ang nagsabi na siya ay may malubhang sakit, at ayaw natin na may masamang mangyari sa kanya (He admitted that he has a severe ailment and I don’t want anything bad to happen to him)… I invite Mister Duterte to avail of these healthcare services for free in Makati,” he added.

Binay said Duterte’s supposed psychological disorder may have compelled him to react negatively to criticisms the tough-talking mayor has received since he made a joke about the rape slay of Australian lay missionary Jacqueline Hamill.

Binay said he hoped Duterte’s mental and physical condition has not worsened “because of the stress of dealing with reality.”

“No God-fearing person wishes harm on another person, even his political enemies,” Binay said.

The vice president slammed Duterte for claiming he has freedom of expression to make a joke about rape, saying that “freedom comes with responsibility and accountability.”

“May kalayaan daw siyang insultuhin ang kababaihan at pagtawanan ang panggagahasa. Anong klaseng salita ‘yan (He says he has freedom to insult women and laugh about rape. What is that kind of talk)?” Binay said.

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“Mister Duterte should know that freedom comes with responsibility and accountability. It is not freedom from responsibility and accountability, especially when you not only demean women but violate their rights,” he added.

Binay earlier described Duterte as “abnormal” for supposedly having a psychological disorder.

READ: Binay calls Duterte ‘abnormal,’ says he has ‘sick mind’

Binay said that Duterte is sick for being openly supportive of the summary killings in Davao City under the notorious vigilante group called Davao Death Squad.

Duterte drew flak on social media and was heavily criticized by the church, women’s groups and the other presidential contenders after joking that he, as mayor, should have been first to rape Hamill, who was killed in a Davao city prison riot in 1989.

READ: Duterte foes pounce on mayor’s rape joke

“Nagalit ako kasi ni-rape? Oo, isa rin ‘yun . Pero napakaganda; dapat ang mayor muna ang mauna. Sayang (I was angry she was raped, yes that was one thing. But she was so beautiful, I think the mayor should have been first),” Duterte said.

Duterte is diagnosed with “Antisocial Narcissistic Personality Disorder,” characterized by “gross indifference, insensitivity and self-centeredness,” “grandiose sense of self-entitlement and manipulative behaviors” and “pervasive tendency to demean, humiliate others and violate their rights and feelings,” according to the psychological report submitted as evidence in the annulment proceedings with his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Duterte, according to the psychological report first published by ABS-CBN, is thus incapable of remorse or guilt, which could explain why the feisty mayor could easily support summary killings of criminals in Davao City, and even make a joke about rape.

While Binay had dared Duterte to undergo a medical checkup for having four ailments, Duterte returned the challenge and twitted that the doctor might diagnose Binay as a thief.

Binay had been the subject of a Senate blue ribbon committee hearing over allegations he received millions of kickbacks from overpriced deals in Makati.

READ: Duterte twits Binay on med test dare: It might show you’re thief

Retaliating against his critics, Duterte had called Catholic bishops “dumb” for not understanding that his rape remark is part of his “gutter language,” and he told the women’s groups which filed a human rights complaint against him to “go to hell.”

Duterte had also told the Australian embassy to “stay out” of the issue, after it issued a statement condemning his remark as unacceptable.

READ: Digong chides bishops, slams Australia

While Duterte’s camp has issued an apology for the rape remark, the mayor denied that he approved the apology and clarified that he would not say sorry for his statement which he said was an outburst made in the heat of anger.

He said though that he is sorry “in general” to the Filipino people but not to any particular person.

READ: Duterte flip-flops on rape apology

Binay had questioned the sincerity of Duterte’s apology and vilified him for his camp’s flip-flopping statements.

The vice president launched his fiercest attacks against Duterte after the latter led the latest Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia surveys while Binay only trailed behind.

Binay once praised Duterte as a good candidate for president having years of experience as local government chief executive in Davao City.

However, Binay’s admiration for Duterte turned into vilification. He minced no words in urging voters not to vote for Duterte, who he said is a “murderer” and a “butcher” for his alleged links to the Davao Death Squad which killed minors suspected of being criminals.

READ: Binay twits Duterte: Your killing of the poor isn’t debatable 

While he was hailed for his anti-crime crusade, Duterte had been linked to the Davao Death Squad, an alleged gang of assassins purportedly responsible for the deaths of 1,000 suspected criminals in the city since he became mayor in 1988.

“They say I am the death squad? True, that is true,” Duterte once said in a television interview admitting his ties to the alleged group. RAM

READ: Duterte confirms ‘ties’ with Davao Death Squad 

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TAGS: Australian lay missionary, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Davao Death Squad, Elections 2016, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Jacqueline Hamill, joke, Makati, psychological and physical exam, Rape, Vice President Jejomar Binay
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