President Rodrigo Duterte acquired so affected by the propaganda launched in opposition to him by his former long-time nemesis, ex-House Speaker Prospero Nograles, that killing him has crossed his thoughts.
In a speech earlier than businessmen on August 9, Duterte revealed that it was Nograles who popularized the rumor he killed petty criminals and his political opponents as mayor of Davao City.
“Nabaon ‘yung issue sa ‘yung human rights, human rights. Sinakyan kasi nila, you know very well, we are all Filipinos. It was an issue of Nograles. ‘Yung congressman, ‘yung speaker,” he mentioned.
“Yun ang dapat kung gusto kong patayin talaga. Hindi ko lang mapatay-patay ang ga… Nakikinig ‘yung buang na ‘yun eh. Kasi ‘yung asawa niya, pinsan ko,” Duterte defined.
The President mentioned Nograles typically discovered a option to assault him, significantly in the course of the election season, each time somebody was killed.
“Ako naman, I’m the type na, ‘Maniwala ka diyan? O sige, maniwala kayo,’” he mentioned.
Duterte and Nograles reconciled in 2015 after years of feuding.
Self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato has claimed that Duterte ordered the killing of 4 of Nograles’ bodyguards in 2010.
The former Speaker’s camp, nonetheless, has denied the allegation.