President Rodrigo Duterte’s hatred for criminals dates again to his days as a state prosecutor.
In a speech on the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption’s 19th anniversary Wednesday (August 16), Duterte mentioned it was throughout his stint as a prosecutor that he noticed how corruption messed with the progress of instances.
“The reason why you will see now how I hate criminals. Marami akong kasong bumagsak dahil lang sa pera. Marami akong bumagsak na kaso noon,” he mentioned.
“When I presented the evidence, supposedly drugs turned out to be alum, tawas. ‘Yun pinapalitan nun,” he recalled.
Duterte quipped that he will need to have been allowed to reside this lengthy to kill “others.”
“Ako lang ang nabuhay kasi ako siguro ‘yung papatay pa nang iba. Sus trabahong ito uy,” he mentioned.