MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –The Washington Post is reporting that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte mocked the country of Iceland in a rambling speech Friday, suggesting that people in the small Nordic island nation “go about eating ice” and that they have “no policemen.”
The comments were made during remarks to corrections department officials one day after Iceland led a United Nations resolution that called for an investigation of Duterte’s war on drugs. The resolution was adopted, 18 to 14, in the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday.
The Philippine leader suggested in response that Iceland did not understand the issues that the Philippines has with drugs, as its only problem is “ice.”Today, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that the “ice” Duterte was alluding to was not the solidified form of water, but ice, the purest and most potent version of methampethamine. Also known as crystal meth, ice usually comes in the form of crystalline rocks. This version can also be injected, as the “ice” turns to liquid once heated.”Iceland is criticizing Duterte’s war on shabu, but can’t deal with its own drug problem on ice. Filipinos eat rice, but Iceland’s people eat ice,” Panelo said.All’s fair that’s square!