Filipino women reacted scornfully to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement country’s top leadership role was “not for women” because they were emotionally different than men, deriding the 75-year-old for ignoring contributions of women leaders and furthering already-prevalent sexism in country. : worldnews
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Duterte said on a television program Thursday that his own daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara "Inday" Duterte-Carpio, should run for the presidency.
On Duterte's basis, his recent comments on women – including his daughter – running for president "Seems like fatherly advice, they would even look at him and say he was a good father."
Senator Leila de Lima, who won international awards for her campaign against extrajudicial murders in the Philippines but was jailed by Duterte in February 2017 on alleged drug charges, said in a statement released from her prison cell: "Did this Duterte get enough sleep or get it he was bitten by mosquitoes in his mosquito net? Because he attacks women every time he is deprived of sleep. "