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Binay hopes Duterte gets disqualified over kill claims

/ 04:49 PM April 21, 2016
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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed hopes that an ordinary citizen will seek to disqualify Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from the elections over the latter’s claims of killing scores of alleged criminals in Davao City.

In his speech before the elderly during the Senior Citizens Summit at the Barangay Bel-Air Village function hall on Wednesday night, Binay reiterated his attacks against Duterte, calling him a “berdugo” (butcher) and a murderer of children accused of criminality in Davao City.

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Binay lamented that a candidate in the country could not be disqualified because of a psychological disorder, referring to a report submitted as evidence in the annulment proceedings between Duterte and former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.

According to the report first published by ABS-CBN, Duterte has been diagnosed with “antisocial narcissistic personality disorder,” which is 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.”

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Among the traits of the disorder, according to the ABS-CBN report, is a “gross indifference to others’ needs and feelings, heightened by lack of capacity for remorse and guilt.”

Duterte has been criticized for his apparent lack of remorse amid his alleged support for summary killings in Davao City and his controversial remarks on a rape victim.

Duterte received flak on social media and was heavily criticized by the Church, women’s groups and other presidential contenders after making a joke about the rape-slay of Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill at a Davao City prison riot in 1989.

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“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.

Calling the mayor a pervert, Binay said the psychological report diagnosing Duterte as “abnormal” with a “self-centered” personality disorder explained why he could make a joke about rape.

READ: Duterte foes pounce on mayor’s rape joke

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“Nasa diyaryo ngayon lumalabas palagi, ito palang si berdugong si Duterte kaya pala mga ginagawa nito abnormal, meron pala itong personality disorder. Wala hong remorse ito ke pumatay ito, ke ano, talagang may personality disorder. Narcissist pa, siya lang ang magaling, self-centered pa,” Binay said.

Binay said it was too late to disqualify Duterte from the race, and lamented that candidates in the Philippines were not required to submit a medical certificate to prove that he or she was physically and psychologically fit to run for president.

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

“Wala na ako sa practice ng ’86, pero ako tinatanong ng media, ‘’Yon ba ho ay pwedeng maging disqualification, ‘yong kaniyang sakit?’ Sabi ko, duda ako kasi hindi talaga kami nire-require na mag-submit ng medical certificate para maipakita mo na you’re in pink of health,” Binay said.

“So, that’s I suppose, hindi naman siguro ground for disqualification. Kahit na sira ang ulo mo, OK lang,” he added.

But the Vice President said he hoped Duterte would be disqualified for the latter’s claims that he had killed criminals during his term as Davao City mayor.

Binay said Duterte’s admission of killings may be considered unlawful.

While conceding that Duterte may no longer be disqualified by the Commission on Elections, Binay expressed hope that an ordinary citizen would sue the mayor for murder, citing his statements supporting extrajudicial killings as newfound evidence.

Binay said he would rather not initiate the filing of charges because his intentions as a presidential candidate may be questioned.

“Ang problema lamang dito ay tapos na ‘yong panahon ng pagpa-file ng disqualification. Pero, meron naman sa batas ‘yong newly discovered evidence. Ngayon lang nito pinagsisigawan ang gagawin. Ako, ayoko hong maghabla kasi kandidato ho ako baka sabihing, ‘Naku, pinadidisqualify mo lamang dahil sa kandidato ka rin,'” Binay said.

“Sana merong isang mamamayan na maghabla. Bakit hindi ho i-disqualify ang nagpapa-advocate, ang pinagsisigawan ay labag sa batas?” he added.

The Vice President launched his fiercest attacks against Duterte after the latter led the latest Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia surveys.

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

Binay’s admiration for the mayor, however, soon turned into vilification as he minced no words in urging the public not to vote for Duterte, who he said was a “murderer” and a “butcher” for his alleged links to the Davao Death Squad.

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

While hailed for his anticrime 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.

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