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Rody to fetch AFP, PNP men being insulted in Congress

/ 07:32 AM March 02, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Bahay Pag-Asa Phase 2 at Brgy. Mipaga in Marawi City on February 28, 2018, expresses his admiration for the soldiers, who after liberating Marawi City from the terrorists, are now focused on rebuilding the war-torn city. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DAVAO CITY—When you’re down and troubled by a congressional investigation, all you got to do is call and the Commander in Chief will be there.

This was President Duterte’s message to military and police officials who may feel disrespected by members of Congress during investigations in aid of legislation.

“If they yell at you, stand up and go out. Tell them, ‘I came here in response to a subpoena and summons. I did not come here to be insulted or be degraded in public,’” Mr. Duterte said.

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‘Do not answer’

“Let me know, I’ll get you from there,” Mr. Duterte said to military and police officials during a tactical skills shooting competition here.

“Do not ever, ever insult the officers and men of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines),” he said, recalling a former military officer who committed suicide because of the insults he got while being investigated by Congress.

“If they’re trying to find fault, do not answer,” the President said, adding that he had their backs. “Do not talk to people who would twist your statements.”

All a soldier or policeman has to say is that “we have a Commander in Chief,” he said.

Mr. Duterte also said it was “not easy to run a government that is democratic because of the many rights of the citizens.”

But he assured soldiers and policemen he would support them if they got in trouble in the performance of their duties, “whether intended or not intended.”

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