U2 frontman Bono, together with Senator Richard Gordon, and US Ambassador Sung Kim met with members of the press at the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Headquarters on Tuesday to launch PRC's partnership with drone delivery service Zipline.
Zipline aims to provide on demand and emergency blood deliveries via drone across the country, and its CEO Keller Rinaudo was with them, too.
Philippine Red Cross is partnering with Zipline to bring national-scale drone delivery of blood across Philippines.— Margaret Claire (@MClaireLayug) December 10, 2019
U2 frontman Bono, a Zipline board member, is also here for the band's first-ever Manila show tomorrow. @gmanews pic.twitter.com/ZTrfY4fkfI
When GMA reporter Mariz Umali asked Bono for his opinion on the human rights situation in the country, the Irish frontman began by saying, "I think we're trying to make a difference here rather than make headlines."
But Bono quickly said, "I am a member of Amnesty International, I have been all my life, and I think human rights are critical."
"My impression of the Philippines is very caring, very sophisticated people. I understand that when progress is made, sometimes people make what they think are compromises for that progress," he continued.
"And I would just say, you can't compromise on human rights. That's my soft message to President Duterte," Bono said.
U2 is playing Manila for the very first time on Wednesday. — LA, GMA News