Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for making remarks about rape.
President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers fighting in Mindanao, where he proclaimed martial law earlier this week, that he will accept responsibility for abuses they commit, and jokes that "[i]f you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me."
The Congress of the Philippines proclaims Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo as President-elect and Vice President-elect of the Philippines, respectively. [http:--cnnphilippines.com-news-2016-05-30-congress-proclamation-president-rodrigo-duterte-vice-president-leni-robredo.html (CNN Philippines)], [http:--www.theolympian.com-news-nation-world-article80743862.html (AP via "The Olympian")]date=August 2019
Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said that Australia and the United States should go ahead and cut their ties with the Philippines if he was elected president, following critical comments of their ambassadors on his rape remarks.