President confesses: Extrajudicial killings my only sin
President Duterte on Thursday confessed that he had sinned because of the extrajudicial killings that resulted from his administration’s brutal war on drugs.
“Ang kasalanan ko lang, yung mga extrajudicial killings (My only sin) are the extrajudicial killings,” the President said in a speech at the oathtaking of new career executives in Malacañang.
He did not elaborate.
“What are your sins? Me? I told the military, ‘Did I steal anything, a single centavo? Did I prosecute somebody that I jailed?’ My sin is [the] extrajudicial killings,” he said.
The President slammed the United Nations’ special rapporteur for coming to the country to investigate the killings while “exercising functions, which [they] are not supposed to do, [and] belongs to government.”
Duterte also hit back at his critics for accusing the government of being behind the extrajudicial killings. About 4,000 people have been killed in the war on drugs.
“When, how, what did I use?” he said. — CHRISTINE AVENDAÑO
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