OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel A. Roxas said here that Martial Law will be revived if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte is elected president next month.
Roxas said the plan of Duterte to end criminality in the country in just six months makes him a very dangerous president.
“Duterte represents the biggest danger to our country since Ferdinand Marcos. Because what Duterte wants is for him to become the judge, the jury, and executioner,” Roxas said.
For as long as Duterte continues to dodge the prodding of his rivals and various groups to come up with a comprehensive anti-criminality platform, Roxas said the country would be heading to the era of extra-judicial killings and extra-judicial disappearances.
The tendency of Duterte to be a harsh president, according Roxas, is reflected in the way the Davao City mayor is dealing with the data and counter-arguments which disputes the claims that Davao City is the most peaceful city in the country and included in the most peaceful in the world.
Roxas said that when he presented a Philippine National Police data showing that Davao City was third in homicide, second in rape, and No. 1 in murder form 2010 to 2015, he received a tongue-lashing rather than counter-arguments and presentation of other data.