Baguilat says Duterte could be in trouble for ‘Hitler’ remark. Here’s why
President Rodrigo Duterte could face an international case no thanks to his latest “reckless utterance”.
“The President is opening himself for possible prosecution in international courts on the grounds of crime against humanity by saying he would like to slaughter three million Filipinos,” Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat said Friday, September 30.
Minority politiko Baguilat was referring to Duterte’s latest statement wherein he said he wanted to kill the three million drug addicts in the country a la Adolf Hilter who killed millions of jews during World War II.
“Noble intentions can never ever justify genocide,” Baguilat said.
The Ifugao solon worried about the implication of Duterte’s pronouncement, especially in the light of the bloody war being waged by the administration against the drug menace.
“Is he implying that it’s open season now for all addicts, no more rehab, just kill them systematically like what the Nazis did with the Jews?” asked Baguilat.
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