A day after President Rodrigo Duterte invited the United Nations and the European Union to probe the alleged extrajudicial killings in his war against illegal drugs, he said United States President Barack Obama is also welcome to come to the country.
“So, I would be inviting the human rights commission, the EU, Obama if he wants to come here, Ban Ki-Moon,” he said on Friday during a speech at the Police Regional Office in General Santos City.
On Thursday, Duterte said he invited UN’s chief Ban Ki-Moon and the EU to come to the Philippines and investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings amid his relentless war on illegal drugs.
The President said he has ordered Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to write the letter of invitation to the UN and EU.
But he said his invitation “could not be a one-way affair.”
After giving them the “right to be heard,” they must also answer questions from him. He then challenged them to a debate.
“I will take on them one by one in an open forum. You can use the Senate or (the) Folk Arts (Theater), whatever. Everybody will be invited. All of you can watch how I trample on them,” he said.
“They could ask all the questions they want,” he said, but was quick to add that he would also ask them questions.
Duterte earlier slammed the UN and the EU for criticizing him and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. RAM/rga