Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn condemnation from human rights watchdogs and women's groups, after he said that female communist rebels in the country should be shot in their private parts as punishment for fighting the government.
"The local governments there - I'm addressing myself not to people in Boracay - you let everything happen there, the building of structures, overlapping the coast line which already reached the sea, which is not really allowed", Duterte said at the launching of Malasakit Center.
He said that during his last visit there, he had seen for himself how trash was just 20 meters away from the beach.
Two months earlier, Duterte told soldiers fighting Muslim armed fighters in Marawi that they could rape up to three women without getting punished.
The President on Monday said that he would file complaints against them for "serious neglect of duty" as they were not able to maintain a clean environment in Boracay.
Duterte, in his latest speech, said he was confident that Cimatu would heed his order to end Boracay's environmental woes.
"But you go into the water, it's smelly". Smell of what? S***.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has yet again courted huge controversy as he asked Philippine soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas. "Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die", he had said after the Miss Universe 2016 pageant was held on January 30, 2017, at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. "You created a disaster there", Duterte stressed.
Under the EO, the Environment Secretary would chair the task force which will be composed of other concerned government agencies like the departments of Tourism, and the Interior and Local Government.
"Either they clean it up or I will close it permanently", he warned.
During the Cabinet meeting on February 5, Duterte approved "in principle" the establishment of a task force led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to address the problems of Boracay in six months.
In 2015, the DENR started cracking down commercial establishments that may be polluting the beach.
Earlier, Cimatu issued a stern warning that he would not hesitate to shut down establishments found to be releasing untreated wastewater and sewage into the beach.
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