Duterte condemns brutal killing of teen in Cebu

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia |
UNTV News |
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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (March 13) condemned the brutal murder of a teenager from Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.

In a report on UNTV News and Rescue’s CNEWS by Rosalie Coz on Thursday, Duterte expressed outrage over the killing of Grade 9 student Christine Lee Silawan, whose face was skinned to the bone and several of her internal organs missing.

“Kahapon may pinatay ang mga p****** i** iyan, binalatan ‘yung mukha,” Duterte said in a speech during a campaign sortie of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Cauayan, Isabela Province in Northern Luzon on Wednesday night.

16-year old Silawan was identified as a student of the Maribago High School. She was reported missing by her mother after she failed to return home on Sunday.

Her corpse, which sustained multiple stab wounds and naked from waist down, was found on a vacant lot in Bangkal Village in Lapu-Lapu City last Monday (March 11).

The President has ordered the police to arrest the suspects behind the teenager’s killing.

Duterte thinks the murder could not have been done by a cult.

“Ang problema sa droga, law and order ngayon. At ang krimen, maniwala ka niyang kulto-kulto p*****,” Duterte said.

Duterte also condemned other rape cases, in which the victims were minors.

“Tapos ‘yung iba, four months old. Iyong nag-rape ng four months old, patay na ‘yun. P***** i** ka. Mauna ka sa impiyerno. Ah, patay na ‘yun. L****,” he said.

Duterte also called on human rights groups to look into the matter more deeply for them to realise why he abhors rape.

“Iyong human rights, baka hindi niyo alam. You try to dig into the case and you’d find that my revulsion sa ganun,” Duterte urged.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (PCHR) said on Tuesday (March 12) it will conduct a parallel investigation on Silawan’s killing.

PCHR Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline de Guia said in a statement the CHR Central Visayas has dispatched as quick response team to probe the death of the teenager and help the law enforcement agencies pursue the suspects of the murder.

De Guia also said that CHR strongly condemns the brutal killing of Silawan.

“No one deserves to suffer from such violence, especially that the victim is an innocent child. This act desecrates human dignity and must be punished,” De Guia said.


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