Cayetano over Digong's 'rape joke': Duterte a protector of women
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Earlier Sunday, Duterte's running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano guarded the leader and said despite everything he considers him to be a fighter and defender of women, referring to the ladies' rights security program in Davao City. 

“We tried to be a good influence kay mayor as a conservative Christian. We talk differently, but alam ko ang puso ni mayor is a fighter, protector of women,” Cayetano said.

“Kung titignan mo ang ginagawa niya sa Davao bawal ang swimsuit sa beauty pageant, kung makikita niyo yung pano niya pinaglalaban yung mga kababaihan lalo na against violence,” he included.

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The stand of Cayetano's VP rivals

Cayetano's opponents said rape is a genuine matter and denounced the mayor's joke. 

Solitary female vice presidential candidate Rep. Leni Robredo prior issued an announcement requesting regard for women however at the end of the day talked about Duterte's assault joke before the broadcast vice presidential debate on ABS-CBN. She said the comment is an affront to women. 

“Personal na insulto ‘yun at insult sa lahat ng mga kababaihan lalong-lalo na yung nagsabi [ay] isang tumatakbo para sa isang mataas na position, kasi nakakatakot yung planning system na ipapakita natin sa mga kabataan,” Robredo said.

VP applicant Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero said Duterte's announcement ought to be condemned and hated as his comments amid crusade fights are a "distasteful" endeavor to draw voters yet disparage the poise of ladies. 

"His continuous utilization of women, paying little respect to their condition, as subject or protest of his jokes amid his presidential forays is foul and hostile, without a doubt. It is a tacky endeavor to charm voters to the detriment of ladies and by disparaging the poise of ladies," Escudero said. 

"We ought to, at all times, ensure and regard the nobility of ladies and different sexual orientations. We don't need the Philippines to end up an asylum for women and sex guilty parties," he included. 

Escudero and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV concurred that Duterte's comment uncover his character as a candidate. 

"These announcements are unbecoming of an applicant who is looking to lead this country and sends the wrong flag about assault and viciousness against women - issues we denounce and not overlook and absolutely [do] not joke about," Escudero said. 

Trillanes said he trusts that with these comments, the voters will figure out who to vote in favor of. 

“Seryosong mga usapan iyan at kinikita iyong pagkatao ng mga kandidato. Hindi natin binoboto dito iyong mga komedyante. Maaring nakakatawa for some pero it has very serious implications. Sana mamulat yung mga mata nila,” Trillanes said.

Source: PhilStar

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