[Trending Now] Duterte Labelled as ‘Serial Killer’ by French Newspaper Unvelievable
Ever since before he even was elected as the Philippines ’ President, Rodrigo Duterte has received media attention from many parts of the...
Ever since before he even was elected as the Philippines’ President, Rodrigo Duterte has received media attention from many parts of the world, as people were curious about the strong personality he has.
Now that he is President, it keeps growing, but not for the better.
The Liberation, a leading newspaper based in France, has made President Duterte the cover of their October 7 issue and dubbed him as “The President Serial Killer”.
This was because the President has been known by international journalists as the killer of over 3,000 drug suspects ever since he sat down 100 days ago.
The article, written by a certain Arnaud Vaulerin, described how President Duterte got rid of Davao’s criminals with the help of the supposed Davao Death Squad.
He also said there how he was a people’s champion from where he comes from.
The article also touched on Duterte’s expletive-laced statements against US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, and his controversial remarks when he compared himself with Adolf Hitler’s killing of Jews and the war on drugs.
In an interview with DZMM, DILG Secretary Mike Sueno, sought for reaction on France's Liberation daily's bannering of Duterte, blurted out, "ang tingin ko sobra naman iyan, ano? [I think that's too much]."
"Hindi nila kasi naintindihan ang problema natin [They don't understand our problems]," Sueno said, referring specifically to the problem of illicit drugs that has dominated headlines during the popular president's First 100 Days in office, drowning out other serious reforms he had begun in earnest.
The French newspaper is one of the latest attacks from international media to the Duterte administration.
Before this, the anti-narcotics efforts of the Duterte has gotten the attention of other popular publications such as the New York Times and Thailand’s The Nation.