Rape cases are high because we have many pretty women - Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippine, on Thursday, made light of reports that his hometown has logged the highest number of rape cases in the country, saying it is because the city has a lot of pretty women.

"They say there's a lot of rape happening in Davao. If there are a lot of pretty women, there would be a lot of rape,” he said.

Duterte has been called out in the past, for his offensive remarks against women, including threatening to shoot women communist rebels in their vagina.

In 2016, the President cracked the controversial "Dapat mauna ang mayor" rape joke about a detained Australian missionary. He later apologized for the statement.

Women's group Gabriela earlier slammed Duterte for using his authority to take advantage of women – kissing them in public, catcalling and throwing anti-women jokes.



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