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Roque hits UN human rights chief's 'crude language'

Manila slams UN rights chief United Nations Says Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Needs to see a Psychiatrist
Eleena Tovar | 13 Marcha, 2018, 19:05

He stopped doing this just a few months later after he said he was being repeatedly attacked by the New People's Army, claiming in its petition to the court that they are "using acts of terror to sow fear and panic to overthrow the government".

According to Cayetano, the CPP-NPA which has been waging a Maoist-style insurgency against the government for 50 years, was included in the list of terrorist organisations of the US and the European Union.

"The High Commissioner may not be aware of it but he is being used in a well-orchestrated effort to destabilize a legitimate government that is being undertaken by parties with self-serving agendas and who stand to benefit the most by unseating President Duterte", Foreign Affairs Secretary, Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement.

"There's a world of difference between a UN official using crude language against a sitting head of state and the President using any kind of language that he wants on a private individual", Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said. If enforced, the government would have the power to closely monitor all of those listed and to limit their resources.

They implicated 5 long-term registered members of the United Nations Security Council for being "accountable when it comes to the continuance regarding this type of torment".

"As far as the Filipino nation is concerned, the Duterte regime is a murderous and greedy scourge that must be eradicated", Sison added.

Discussing the allegations against Tauli-Corpuz in a March 9 press conference, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, provocatively suggested that Duterte should see a psychiatrist.

"The achievements made by the Philippine government led by President Duterte on these fronts have won great approval and extensive support among the Philippine people", he added.

There was no basis for the charge of terrorism, said Mr Sison, who was a mentor of Mr Duterte when he was at university, although the two are now bitter rivals. She has received foreign support for her outspokenness about several unsolved murders of indigenous leaders involved in environmental or land issues in the Philippines.

However, he made it clear his instructions to remain silent were motivated by contempt for the investigators and the authorities they represent.

"I don't think he's in a position to do it (throw UN envoys to crocodiles)".

Amid the ongoing probe, Zeid in his statement on Friday took the liberty of slamming Duterte's treatment of human rights activists.

Late last year, Duterte signed Proclamation No. 374, declaring the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations following the foiled peace talks with the NDFP in November 2017. "That is provided for in the Constitution itself, our Constitution", Duterte said. The ones that are really eating people?