Duterte reminds US of Bud Dajo massacre

Features Philippines Sep 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm
BUD DAJO MASSACRE. A photo from http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/ with the title “US soldiers pose with the bodies of Moro insurgents, Philippines, 1906” is captioned: The bodies of Moro insurgents and civilians killed by US troops during the Battle of Bud Dajo in the Philippines, March 7, 1906. (Photo from rarehistoricalphotos.com)

BUD DAJO MASSACRE. A photo from http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/ with the title “US soldiers pose with the bodies of Moro insurgents, Philippines, 1906” is captioned: The bodies of Moro insurgents and civilians killed by US troops during the Battle of Bud Dajo in the Philippines, March 7, 1906. (Photo from rarehistoricalphotos.com)

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte was referring to the killing of 600 Moro people by American soldiers in 1906 when he said Monday, September 5, that the United States has not even apologized to the Philippines for its atrocities during the turn of the century.

Duterte spewed out a tirade of historical extra-judicial killings when asked by a Reuters reporter Monday about discussing extra-judicial killings (EJKs) with US President Barack Obama.

“Who is he? When as a matter of fact at the turn of the century, before the Americans left, the Philippines, in the pacification campaign of the Moro in this island, there were around 6 million ang population ng Moro, how many died? Six hundred. If you can answer this question and give an apology, I will answer him,” Duterte said.

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