Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has answered allegations on his links to the Davao Death Squad, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.
The Davao Death Squad is allegedly responsible for summary executions of criminals in the city.
According to the ABS-CBN report, Duterte reportedly said in an interview for a television show Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa:
“Ako, ako daw death squad? True, that’s true.”
Duterte also reportedly said,
“Gusto ko sila pumunta dito. There’s no need for you to go to the Ombudsman. There is no requirement that you go to the human rights. File directly in court. Then I’ll place you under oath. Just execute an affidavit. Then I’ll call you when it’s my time for cross-examination. And I will show to the world how stupid you are.”
The Davao City mayor also supposedly boasted about Davao City being one of the world’s safest cities, simply by “killing all criminals”, according to the report.
When he was reportedly asked about his presidential candidacy, Duterte had this to say:
“Alam po pag ako ang presidente, I will warn you I do not covet the position. Pag naging presidente ako, magtago na kayo. Yung 1,000 n ayan it would reach 50,000. I will kill all you breaking the life of the Filipino miserable. Papatayin ko talaga kayo.”
“Manalo ako kasi because of breakdown of law and order. I do not want to commit a crime but if by chance, God will place me there, magbantay kayo. Yung 1,000, magiging 100,000. Dyan mo makita tataba yung isda sa Manila Bay. Dyan ko kayo itapon.”
Duterte is currently ranked as third in a recent Social Weathers Survey on presidential candidates, according to the report.
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