President Duterte: "I am inviting Ban Ki, EU and UN rapporteurs to come to the Philippines for an investigation"
During the speech of President Rodrigo Duterte in the inauguration of a power plant in Misamis Oriential on Thursday, he invited Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations and the European Union to the Philippines to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.
"I am inviting the United Nations, si Ban Ki – hindi ko alam ang pangalan ng yawang 'yan, Ban Ki-Moon, Ban Ki-Sun – I am inviting the EU, send the best lawyer of your town pati ang mga rapporteurs, pumunta sila sa Pilipinas. I will write them a letter to invite them to an investigation," Duterte said.
Duterte said that after they ask him, he will also ask them back in the open forum.
"But in keeping with the time-honored principle of the right to be heard, matapos nila ako tanungin, tanungin ko sila. In an open forum, you can use the Senate or the arts center. Everybody will be invited," Duterte said.
"Tignan ninyo kung paano ko lampasuhin ang mga iyan,” the President added.
"Una kong tanong sa rapporteur, 'I killed thousands? What was the name of the first victim? What happened? Where, for what reason, how was it done? What time was it?'" Duterte said.
President Duterte criticized these foreign officials after they criticized him first in his war against drugs.
"Kaya ako nagmumura. Akala mo, with all their pontification – 'pag sila marunong tayo binababoy? Bakit ganoon?" Duterte said.