(The Philippine Star)

Several women’s groups in Philippines filed a complaint against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for allegedly violating the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710).

Rodrigo Duterte

The presidential aspirant recently drew flak over his remarks about an Australian lay minister rape victim.

“As a public official, an incumbent Mayor of Davao City, and now seeking to win the highest position of the land, Mr. Duterte is expected to be an exemplar of a respectable, law-abiding citizen. Instead, he arrogantly flaunts his power over these women and diminishes their worth as human beings,” the complaint read.

Among the complainants were representatives of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia Pacific, the World March of Women – Pilipinas, Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights, WomanHealth Philippines, Kasarian-Kalayaan, and Sagip-Ilog Pilipinas. Read More

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