Binay calls Duterte ‘abnormal,’ says he has ‘sick mind’
Abnormal with a psychological disorder was how Vice President Jejomar Binay described his newfound nemesis Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
In an interview with Energy FM radio station on Wednesday, Binay said only a person with an abnormal mind could joke about rape, referring to Duterte’s joke about the rape slay of Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill at a Davao city prison riot in 1989.
Binay added that Duterte’s mind is sick for being openly supportive of the summary killings in Davao city under the notorious vigilante group Davao Death Squad.
“Kaya pala ganiyan ang mga asal niyan. Pinagyayabang niya ‘yong pinapatay niya, sinasaksak ‘yong mga bata. Tapos ‘yong patay na Australyana, sinabihan niyang, ‘Ang ganda pala nito. Sana ako na lang ang nakauna,’ mga ganoon ba. Napaka-abnormal non, hindi ba? Kaya pala may abnormality ‘yong mga pinagsasabi nito ay dahil sa may ano pala ‘yan, psychological disorder,” Binay said.
(So that’s why that’s how he acts. He boasts of those he killed, the children who were stabbed to death. Then, over the slain Australian, he just said, “She looks great. I should have gone first,” things like that. That’s very abnormal, isn’t it? So that’s why there’s abnormality in the things he says, it’s because he apparently has a psychological disorder.)
Duterte drew flak on social media, and was heavily criticized by the church, women’s groups and the other presidential contenders after joking about how he, as mayor, should have been first to rape the Australian missionary.
“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 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 Duterte could easily support summary killings of criminals in Davao City, and even make a joke about rape.
“Alam ho ninyo meron hong nilalabas na dokumento, ‘yon bang annulment of marriage niya. Na-annul pala ang marriage niyan. At ang isang dahilan kung bakit na-annul ‘yong marriage niya, ito pala ang tawag ko diyan is berdugo, berdugong mamamatay ng mga bata at tsaka ng mahihirap; itong si berdugo pala ay merong psychological disorder,” Binay said.
(Did you know that a document had been released, that of the annulment of his marriage. His marriage was annulled. And one of the reasons why the marriage was annulled, and I call him ‘berdugo’ (executioner), the executioner who kills children and the poor; this berdugo has a psychological disorder.)
Binay also said Duterte’s scathing statements against the bishops and the women’s groups critical of him reveal even more his psychotic mind.
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 the embassy issued a statement condemning Duterte’s remark as unacceptable.
While Duterte’s camp has issued an apology for the rape remark, Duterte 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.
Binay questioned the sincerity of Duterte’s apology and vilified him for his camp’s flip-flopping statements.
“Di ba papalit-palit ng sagot dito, biro, hindi biro, hindi totoo o ano? Paano ka maniniwala doon? At tsaka kung hindi pa nagkalabasan ‘yan, hindi naman siya hihingi ng despensa, paano na ‘yon, nagawa na ‘yon? Sa malamang ‘yong kaniyang apology hindi naman coming from the heart,” Binay said.
(Wasn’t there changes in the response, from joke, not a joke, denial, or whatever? How would you believe that? And if that [issue] had not surfaced, then he wouldn’t have apologized, how’s that, then, it’s already done? Most likely, his apology didn’t even come from the heart.)
Meanwhile, in an ambush interview in Kalibo, Aklan on Wednesday night, Duterte was asked to comment on the challenge of Binay that presidential candidates undergo medical examinations including a psychological test.
“Him first. He is lucky. Don’t ask for it because the test might show that you are a thief. For me, it’s just my mouth. Be careful with what he suggests,” he said in Filipino.
Binay made the challenge after a television network reported on results of a psychological test on Duterte, which was used in the annulment of his marriage with his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.
Duterte shrugged off the results.
“That’s the standard reason (in annulment cases.) You can read all annulments,” the tough-talking mayor said.
Sought for comment, Peter Laviña, Dutere’s spokesman, said there was no truth in Binay’s attacks.
“There is no truth to what he is saying,” Laviña told INQUIRER.net on Thursday.
“He is demeaning the office of the vice president. He is receiving salary from the Filipino people and he is engaging in a smear campaign,” he added.
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.
But Binay’s admiration for Duterte turned into vilification. He minced no words in urging voters not to vote for Duterte, and he said is a “murderer” and a “butcher” for his alleged links to the Davao Death Squad which killed minors suspected of being criminals.
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. With reports from Nestor Corrales, CDG/RAM
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