Duterte: No guaranteed peaceful elections


MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte said that he cannot assure peaceful elections on May 9.

“I cannot guarantee you that it will be peaceful. There will be one or two or three,” Duterte said in an interview with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy on Sonshine Media Network International on Saturday,

“And even dito sa(here in) Mindanao. I mean, even the warring factions  diyan sa (in) Cotabato. Sinabi ko talaga sa kanila (I told them): “I will not allow terrorism sa (in the) election. I will not allow violence. Kampanya lang kayo (Just campaign),” he added.

President Rodrigo Duterte (Screengrab from PCOO / Facebook)

The president warned that he will go to areas where violence is reported.

“Pero iyong mga magsabi mag-warlord-warlord, ah wala na talaga kasi pupuntahan ko talaga kayo. Maniwala kayo, pupuntahan ko kayo,” he said.

(I will go to areas ruled by so-called warlords. Believe me, I’ll go there.)