Duterte warns slain drug lord’s successor to die, too
BACOLOD CITY – President Duterte on Thursday night threatened that the successor of slain drug lord Melvin Odicta would die, too.
“Odicta, sinong nagpalit? Ah, huwag ko munang sabihin, patay rin yan, ah, sigurado (Odicta, who took his place? I will not say who, but he will die also for sure),” he said in a PDP Laban-Grupo Progreso rally in Bacolod City.
Western Visayas’ alleged drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam were shot dead at the Caticlan Jetty Port in Aklan in August 2016.
Duterte said the presidential guards put bullet-proof glass in front of him because he might be targeted by assassins from a distance.
“Eh ako 74 years old. Kung mamatay ako ngayon sa bala ng assassination, kaligaya ko na lang. Pagod na ako. Gusto ko na ring sumibat (I am 74 years old. If I die from a bullet of an assassin, I will be happy. I am tired, I want to go),” he said.
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