Refusing to take any BS from narco-politicians, President Duterte has given security forces a “shoot-to-kill” order against government officials involved in the illegal drug trade.
The President has lashed out at local executives and police officials for committing illegal activities to enrich themselves, saying he would soon identify them and won’t give them any due process.
“P***** i** kayo. Hindi kayo nag-isip kung saan natin ilalagay ang problemang ito? Buti na lang ako ang presidente.
Talagang ipapatay ko kayo. Kita mo ‘yung ginawa mo sa Pilipinas? Tapos patawarin ko? [You are not thinking how we will address this problem? It’s a good thing that I am the President. I will have you killed. Look at what you did to the Philippines? Then you want me to forgive you?” Duterte said in a media interview in Davao early yesterday morning.
“Kaya my order is to shoot to kill kayo. Wala akong pakialam sa human rights. Maniwala ka. I don’t give a shit kung ano sabihin. This war against drugs, nagkaroon tayo ng crisis,” added the President, shortly after visiting a police officer injured in an anti-drug campaign at Southern Philippines Medical Center.
Duterte said the list of politicians implicated in drug trafficking has already been thoroughly validated by intelligence authorities. He is expected to release the names within the day.
“I will be naming the mayors and one congressman at ’yung mga police involved. Mauna kayo. Mas mauna kayo sa civilian,” he said.
“You are using your position in government to enhance your pocket? At the expense of the Filipino people? Ah, kalokohan yan,” he added.
Duterte said his shoot-to-kill campaign against drug suspects will stay “until the last day of his term.” “Pag binasa kita at nandiyan ka, bantay ka,” he added.
Duterte affirmed that he would not tolerate government officials who have joined the illegal drug trade just to get rich. “Kung mabuhay pa ako, huwag ninyo akong bullshitin. Maghanap na lang kayo ng kasalanan, huwag yan siguro mamamatay kayo,” he added.
And if these drug suspects are expecting due process, Duterte told them that he was “not the court to give you due process.”
“Ang bunganga ko is open with threats and intimidation because it is my duty to inform the Filipino of what is happening in this country,” Duterte said. “Hindi ko kailangan ang due process dito,” he added.
Malacañang defended the President’s shoot-to-kill order against the narco-politicians who resist arrest.
“The President’s statement on ‘narco-politicians’ is congruent with government policy on maintaining and protecting peace and order in the nation,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.
“He has given due and ample notice that the clear and present danger of drugs engulfing the nation will be addressed and law enforcers will neutralize those who resist or endanger the lives of arresting officers,” he added.