Due to his violent war on illegal drugs. President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized by human rights groups. Thus hecklers call for real freedom.
In his speech last Tuesday as part of the 120th independence Day rites in Kawit Cavite, hecklers greeted him and called him a traitor
Hecklers calling him a traitor greeted President Duterte during the 120th Independence Day rites in Kawit, Cavite. https://t.co/CdWbblYbGE
— GMA News (@gmanews) June 12, 2018
— GenKabiling (@GenKabiling) June 12, 2018
• woke up early on a holiday
• skipped breakfast
• braved the traffic
• got soaked by the rains
Only to find out their heckling failed to bother Duterte.
— zenszeiwa (@zenszei) June 12, 2018
— MyRizal (@MyRizalPH) June 12, 2018
Duterte heckled in Kawit. I watched the video and these were very young hecklers. Very brave – I salute them! My question is – so where were the older hecklers? 😝👊
— Bbugsy (@bugsybites) June 12, 2018
Just as when Duterte was about to deliver his speech, the rallyists, gathered under the rain, started chanting “Duterte traydor!” and “Huwad na kalayaan.”
“Let them. Our Constitution guarantees freedom of press, freedom of assembly and free expression,” Duterte said.
He then directed the policemen to “deal with them peacefully” and exercise maximum tolerance.
“We may not understand each other but at least there’s a common denominator, and that is love of country,” Duterte said.
“‘Yung mga nag-protesta, mahal ko rin sila. Ayaw niyo maniwala? Yun ang totoo,” he said.
Duterte was delivering his speech as of posting time.