PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has referred to his female critics as "loka-loka" and "pangit," moving former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales to say he should stop his "nonsense ramblings" and work instead.
In a speech in Bacolod City for the Masskara Festival, Duterte quipped: "Hindi lang ninyo alam, loka-loka, kasi mga pangit kayo. Pati 'yung ngipin ninyo malalaki. Hindi ako maghalik sa inyo."said.
Earlier in his speech, the President said he had no hidden ill-gotten wealth, and challenged critics to spit on his face if his bank accounts proved otherwise.
"You can spit on my face. That is my guarantee. Bastusin mo na ako," he said.
"Pero ‘pag babae ka na maganda at dinuraan mo ako, 'yung laway mo kunin ko, ilagay ko... Magagalit na naman 'yang mga babae, sir," he added.
"Iyong mga babae na ano sa Maynila, ano daw ako misogynist. Baka hindi pa ninyo naalala, I'm the only President -- when I was mayor, I was a hostage victim," Duterte said.
He went on to tell the story of how he appealed to a kidnapper to release a kidnapped child and yaya (nanny) and take him instead.
Duterte also said he killed those who raped and killed an Australian missionary who visited a Davao prison.
"Kaya magsabi 'yang mga babae, 'Ah Duterte anti...' Hindi lang ninyo alam, loka-loka, kasi mga pangit kayo. Pati 'yung ngipin ninyo malalaki. Hindi ako maghalik sa inyo. Pero kung maghalik 'yung babae kunin 'yung laway ilagay ko sa dila ko, lapitan ko sabi ko, 'Isauli ko sa iyo ang laway mo dagdagan ko ng akin dahil maganda ka,'" Duterte said.
Rosales, chairperson-emeritus of Akbayan party-list, said Duterte's discourse is shallow.
"Kung gaano kataas ang presyo ng bilihin ngayon, ganun naman kababaw ang diskurso sa ilalim ni Duterte," Rosales said in a statement issued on yesterday.