PRRD takes 'full responsibility' for Aussie nun's arrest: "While I’m here, do not insult my country."



President Duterte at the Camp Aguinaldo (ctto)


Manila, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte took the full responsibility over the arrest of Patricia Fox, an Australian nun for “a disorderly conduct”.

The president made his speech on Wednesday during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Change of Command ceremony at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

“It was upon my orders implemented by the Bureau of Immigration and I take full responsibility legal or otherwise for this incident,” he said.

The president explained that it was him who ordered the arrest of the 71-year old Catholic nun to be investigated.

He reiterated that Fox was invited for an investigation not deported at once, adding that he can take all the criticism and any forms of attack from Filipinos but not from a foreigner who “insult my country” the president added.

“While I’m here, do not insult my country. Because you come here and go, you thought…we never did that to Australia. We never did that to European countries,” Duterte said.

The chief executive advised fox to criticize her own government instead in Australia for denying the refugees “hungry and dying and you turned them back to the open sea.”

“You are too presumptuous about looking at the Filipinos. You have much worst human rights violations. Here, I kill criminals, how about you?,” Duterte said.

“Men, women and children seeking sanctuary. Under the heat of the sun and in the coldness of the night. You drove them back to where they came from and you know that they were also being rejected from the country which they were trying to flee,” he added.

Fox was arrested and temporarily detained in Davao on April 16 but was also released as she was not caught on act berating the government.


 Source: PNA

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