Duterte hits back at Aquino for criticism on drug war | Inquirer News

Duterte hits back at Aquino for criticism on drug war

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:59 PM August 02, 2017


“Gago ka (You’re a fool).”


That was how President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hit back at former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for saying his administration’s war on drugs hardly achieved anything.


“Sabi ni PNoy, parang walang nangyari. Sige, pumasok ka sa droga, PNoy, ‘pag hindi kita pinutulan ng ulo, buang ka. Anong walang nangyari? Put— Gago ka,” Duterte said.

(Aquino said nothing happened. OK, you try going into drugs, PNoy, and I’ll cut your head off, you fool. What happened? **** stupid.)

The President said under the Aquino administration the illegal drug trade was rampant, citing police generals’ involvement in illegal drug trade during the latter’s term.

“Mga general mo noon, iyang aide mo, ‘yung aide ni Roxas, puro nasa droga. Konektado. Number one diyan ‘yung bata ninyo, si General Loot, isa pa ‘yang u*** na ‘yan. I mentioned his name noong pinatawag ko sila. Ewan ko lang kung nandito si Loot, p****** ina mo, huwag mong takutin general ka,” he said.

(Your generals, aide, Roxas’ aide, they are all into drugs. They have drug connections. Number one here is your guy, General Loot, another ****. I mentioned his name when I summoned the country’s local officials. I don’t know if Loot is  here, you ****, stop making threats.)

Duterte was referring to retired police general Vicente Loot whom he previously tagged as among the police generals involved in illegal drugs.


Aquino told reporters on Tuesday that during his term in 2015, statistics showed that there were 1.8 million drug users in the Philippines.   At the end of 2016,he said the number of drug users in the country remained at 1.8 million.

“Parang wala yatang nangyari (It seems nothing happened),” Aquino said.

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