Davao City has a high number of reported rape cases among major cities in the country because, according to President Rodrigo Duterte, there are many beautiful women in his hometown.
According to Ian Cruz's report on "State of the Nation with Jessica Soho", Duterte seemed to make the remark in jest.
"Ingon sila nga daghang rape ang Davao. Basta daghang guwapa, daghang rape (Ang sabi nila marami raw rape sa Davao. Basta maraming maganda, maraming rape)," Duterte said in a speech at the celebration of Mandaue City's charter day.
"Who agrees to do it on the first request anyway? Will the woman allow it? No. ‘Don’t, no, ahhh,’” he said.
"Nobody agrees to do it on the first try. That is rape. Even when they’re inside the cinema, she will push him away. ‘No, don’t.’ There are so many beautiful women. But if you happen to sit beside someone toothless, would you still want to do that?”
According to PNP data, the cities with the highest number of rape cases in the second quarter were Davao City with 42; Quezon City, 41; Manila, 32; Cagayan De Oro City, 24; and Zamboanga City, 21.
Davao City police chief Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum, in an interview on Super Radyo said, "Tama po yung record ng PNP national headquarters."
"Kaya po nakatutok kami sa counter measures namin sa mga crime," Tagum added.
He said that recorded rape cases happened inside private dwellings, where police control and monitoring are weakest. —Virgil Lopez/NB/KBK, GMA News