Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US House committee on foreign affairs conducted a hearing to ensure that the Philippines, as an ally and the largest recipient of the assistance of US, "protects human rights and the rule of law" while it implements the anti-drug war.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will never visit the United States while he is in office, and adds that he has "seen America and it's lousy".
Speier's California district is home to the largest Filipino community in the continental USA, and she said she has heard "increasing concerns" from constituents "appalled" by alleged human rights violations in the Philippines.
"At no time during my tenure, or even after, I don't make in America", said the head of State of the philippine journalists.
The President made the remarks after a USA lawmaker claimed he should be barred from entering the White House over his alleged human rights abuses.
"What is it that pushes this type to believe that I will go to America?", replied the president of the philippines on Friday.
But after Trump was elected President, he called up Duterte in April and praised the campaign, even inviting him to the White House.
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"I saw America and it sucks".
Duterte said the American lawmakers should instead focus on the supposed human rights abuses in the USA rather than intervene in the Philippines' internal affairs.
"President Duterte by all accounts seems to not have a high regard for human rights".
He said: "No other country comes to mind where people are assassinated in the streets in the name of fighting drugs and leaders brag about it as a good thing".
"Otherwise I will be forced to investigate you also", he warned. "I will start with your past sins and I will produce the - from your archives - the photographs of the people you murdered here in the Philippines, the Moro people massacre, thousands of them", he said.
In May, two US senators filed a bill seeking to restrict the export of firearms to the Philippines amid questions over the drug war.
"So I will start the investigation also. Why?"