Duterte shoots back at Roxas: Let’s have a gun duel instead
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has challenged Manuel “Mar” Roxas to a gun duel instead of a slapping match.
“Barilan na lang. Takot mamatay ang mga mayayaman. Anong kinatatakutan ko?” Duterte said in Bisaya on Monday night.
The tough-talking mayor issued the statement when asked by reporters regarding his earlier statement challenging Roxas to a slapping match.
The word-war between Duterte and Roxas has started said after the mayor said he would slap Roxas should their paths cross after the former Interior secretary said Davao City’s low crime rate was a “myth.”
The tough-talking mayor hit back at Roxas, saying it was his economics degree from Wharton that was the “myth.”
During the ambush interview on Monday night, Duterte maintained that Roxas was not a Wharton graduate.
He said two congressmen, who also attended to Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, confirmed to him that Roxas was not a Wharton graduate.
Despite the documents presented by Roxas, Duterte said these were “Recto-made.”
Recto is a popular place in Manila where fake documents could be fabricated.
On Tuesday, the word-war between the two presidential aspirants turned into threats of physical violence after Roxas challenged Duterte to a fistfight instead of a slapping match.
“Gawin mo na lang kung anong gusto mong gawin. At sampalan? Bakit pa sampalan, pambabae ‘yan, suntukan na lang, ‘di ba? Simpleng-simple lang ito,” Roxas told reporters in an ambush interview in Cubao, Quezon City. JE