Philippines President Refuses ‘Idiotic’ Help of EU, Calls EU Representatives ‘Sons of Bitches’

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The Philippines President has called EU representatives “sons of bitches,” as they offered him an “idiotic” rehabilitation program of drug addicts.

Philippines President Refuses ‘Idiotic’ Help of EU, Calls EU Representatives ‘Sons of Bitches’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: AP / Bullit Marquez)

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte refused help of EU representatives, who called him to fight against drugs in the country with the help of rehabilitation programs, the Reuters news agency reported on Friday.

According to the news agency, the EU has adopted a resolution, which calls on the leader of the Philippines to more restrained methods of combating drugs in the country, and, in particular, proposes to establish programs for rehabilitation of drug addicts.

“The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs. These sons of bitches,” Duterte said, adding that he did not need the EU and “idiotic” rehabilitation programs. The statement was made during the President’s speech to Chinese businessmen, whom he praised for its no-strings-attached loans and aid.

Duterte noted that the EU’s rehabilitation approach entailed administering drugs like heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

“They want us to build clinics, then instead of arresting, putting them in prisons, just like in other countries, you go there and if you want shabu [the methamphetamine, used in the Philippines], they will inject you and give you shabu and you go out,” he said. “Our people will just go there and consume every chemical until kingdom come, until they are crazy… who will answer for these?”

The President of the Philippines, who was elected in May of the last year, stands for a full-scale fight against spread of drugs in the country. According to the latest UN data, since Duterte came to power, more than 6,000 people, related to drug trafficking, have been killed in the Philippines. The international community repeatedly condemned the methods of combating drug trafficking in the country.

Duterte invariably reacts very strongly to criticism from international human rights organizations, the UN, the US and the EU, considering such criticism an interference in his country’s internal affairs.

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