President Rodrigo Duterte has acknowledged that the administration’s struggle on medication has led to the deaths of scores of drug suspects, but insisted he doesn’t know who’s behind the killings.
In his speech on the inauguration of a bridge in Davao del Norte Thursday (May 18), Duterte warned the general public to steer clear of unlawful medication.
“Iwasan talaga ninyo. Ito three years halos ubos na ‘yan. May namamatay sabihin mo lang 100 a day, meron. Kung sinong pumapatay, ay ewan ko. Ayaw kong malaman. Pero kung tanungin mo ako, sige trabaho,” he stated.
Earlier in his speech, nevertheless, Duterte bragged about having the balls to kill individuals– one thing which he stated his late father, former Davao governor Vicente Duterte– by no means did.
“Eh tatay ko kasi hindi pumapatay ‘yon maski daga. Eh sa panahon ko, hindi daga pinapatay ko, tao talaga. Mga p***** i*** talagang mga, ang titigas ng ulo eh,” he stated.
Human rights teams have taken Duterte to job for the deaths of over 9,000 drug suspects since his time period started in June final 12 months, saying his struggle towards narcotics have emboldened the police and vigilante teams to kill.