Addressing a group of former rebels at the Presidential Museum and Library last week, Duterte said that soldiers should take action to counter the threat of female opposition. 'There's a new order coming from mayor. We won't kill you.
"We won't kill you". Duterte, a former mayor of Davao City, told the men that the women would be useless without their vaginas.
Previously, Duterte has made rape jokes about Miss Universe, and told his soldiers they had permission to rape up to three women during conflict without facing punishment. "I mean, that's amusing. Come on. Just laugh".
Duterte is no stranger to violent language - he came power with the campaign promise of killing all drug dealers.
He also said Duterte's concern for women was evident in his repatriation of Filipino workers from Kuwait.
Gabriela Women's Party, which represents Filipino women in the country's House of Representatives, said Duterte's remarks "encourage violence against women and contribute to their impunity".
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She added that Duterte is taking "state terrorism against women and the people to a whole new level", and pushing soldiers "to commit more bloody human rights violations and grave abuses of worldwide humanitarian law".
De Jesus said the president "further confirms himself as the most unsafe macho-fascist in the government right now".
Human rights activists were left outraged by the comments, with many speaking out in defiance of Duterte.
Condemning the remarks, Carlos H Conde, the Philippines researcher for Human Rights Watch, said, "It is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women".
Duterte has been under fire several times for making misogynistic comments.
Served as a Mayor before becoming president, Duterte asked soldiers to target women in conflict.
Duterte responded by saying he was okay with imprisonment as long as conjugal visits by many women were possible.
Last week, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she is opening an investigation into alleged crimes by security officers in the Philippines.