Duterte to human rights advocates: You were being listened to
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte warned human rights advocates allegedly concocting black propaganda against him and his family that they were “being listened to.”
Speaking during PDP-Laban’s campaign rally in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan on Tuesday, Duterte said he would release an “intelligence report” from another country showing human rights groups’ alleged connection with the move to vilify him.
“Kayong mga human rights (groups). Kayong mga nagba-black propaganda pati ‘yung anak ko si Veronica 14 years old drug addict? May ipalabas ako, you just wait,” Duterte said.
(Those of you who are engaged in black propaganda — you even said that my 14-year-old daughter Veronica is a drug addict — I am going to release something. Just wait.)
“Alam mo marami pa ring kaibigan sa ibang bayan. What you did not know is that you were being listened to habang ginagawa ninyo ‘yang kalokohan niyo. Ilabas ko yan in a few days pineperfect ko lang. It was an intelligence report, not from us, but from another country,” he added.
(You know, I still have friends from other countries. What you did not know is that you were being listened to while you are doing that. I’ll release that in a few days. It’s an intelligence report, not from us but from another country.)
Earlier, a video series linking Duterte’s children to drugs circulated online.
Malacañang dismissed the videos as black propaganda meant to berate the first family. /ee
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