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Duterte vows to continue illegal drugs crackdown after he leaves Palace

/ 03:11 PM June 12, 2022
Rodrigo Duterte drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte in his taped weekly “Talk to the People” that aired on Monday, June 6, 2022. (Photo from an RTVM video posted on Facebook)

MANILA, Philippines — Even with the end of his term on June 30, President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on continuing the crackdown on illegal drugs.

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Duterte on Sunday warned those who will continue with their illegal drug activities that he will kill them.

“In a few days, I will no longer be President. Pero itong mga droga ‘wag talaga silang—baka maglukso sila sa kaligayahan. I will continue to operate, bahala na kung papaano basta I will continue to operate against the drug menace,” he said during the commissioning of the Philippine Coast Guard’s BRP Melchora Aquino vessel in Manila.

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(These drug personalities may jump for joy. I will continue to operate, I don’t know yet how, but I will continue to operate against the drug menace.)

“Ngayon, ‘yung gustong pumasok, I’m warning you. Buhay-buhay lang tayo. Either you kill me or I will kill you. Simple as that. Hindi ko papayagan. And even as an ex or former president, hindi ko payagan iyang society, iyong mga anak natin sisirain mo. P***** i**, papatayin talaga kita, wala akong pakialam sa iyo,” he added.

(Now, these people who want to enter, I’m warning you. Either you kill me or I will kill you. Simple as that. I will not allow it. And even as an ex or former president, I will not allow you to destroy our society and our children. I will kill you. I do not care about you.)

Duterte further shared that there is a judge in Manila who is handling 1,000 drug cases with no convictions or filed charges yet.

“Here in Manila, sabihin ko doon sa Supreme Court may isang judge diyan 1,000 cases dito sa city, wala man lang isang conviction or filed charges. Wala. Kaya sabi ko sa Supreme Court, p***** i** ‘yan. Masasali talaga ‘yan sa — either paalisin ninyo or prangkahan ninyo. Wala akong pakialam kung general ka o judge ka or congressman ka, nandiyan ka sa droga,” he said.

(Here in Manila, I’ll tell the Supreme Court there is this judge with 1,000 cases, but no convictions or filed charges yet. None. Either you remove them or be frank with them. I don’t care if you are a general, a judge, or a congressman if you are in the drug trade.)

The President was investigated by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity committed in line with the war on drugs.

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