President Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t thoughts going to jail for the killings which have occurred in the midst of the federal government’s conflict on medication, however he has one particular request.
In a speech on the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption’s (VACC) 19th anniversary Wednesday (August 16), Duterte stated he desires to be jailed near Senator Leila de Lima on the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame.
“I know that they will demand to answer for all of this patay. Eh ‘di okay lang. Kung ako ang ma-no bail, eh ‘di… Basta gusto ko ilapit ako doon sa kwarto ni De Lima,” he stated, drawing laughter from the viewers.
De Lima has been detained at Camp Crame since February over drug-related charges filed by the Department of Justice.
Duterte disputed the senator’s accusation that he was a “peeping Tom” when he shared that he was in a position to get a view of her cell throughout a latest go to to Camp Crame.
He stated he was in a position to view De Lima’s cell by an “equipment” on the police headquarters that was perched on high of the detention facility.
“Nakita ko man ‘yung ano niya. Sabi niya nag-peeping Tom daw ako. Ikaw ang i-peeping Tom ko? Hindi na ako kailangan. Manood lang ako ng video, may kopya ako. Bakit i-peeping Tom kita?” he requested, making a veiled reference to the senator’s alleged [email protected] video.
Duterte stated he’s prepared to shake fingers with De Lima, certainly one of his staunchest critics, if ever they’re jailed shut to one another.
“Ako, nandoon ako, payag ako. Sabihin ko lang sa pulis, magkaibigan man kami. Ilabas mo ‘yung kamay mo kay maghawakan tayo, handshake,” he stated.