What was once one of Duterte's major selling points had now been adopted by Senator Grace Poe, but without the promise of violence.
In a speech delivered in Laguna, she said that solving crime requires justice without bloodshed.
Rappler quotes her sayinjibe g: "Hindi po karahasan kundi katarungan ang kailangan natin – katarungan na may pagkain ang bawat pamilya, katarungan na may sapat na kita, katarungan na puwedeng makapag-aral ang lahat, katarungan na mapagkakatiwalaan ninyo ang mga namumuno, katarungan na ligtas kayo saan man kayo pumunta sa ating bayan.”
(We don't need violence. We need justice - justice so that there is food for every family, justice so that there is fair pay, justice so that everyone can go to school, justice so that you could trust my leaders, justice so that you're safe wherever you may be.)
Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has often identified his presidency with the promise of ridding the country's crime within three to six months in office. Philippine Star quoted the mayor describing his presidency would be "bloody" because he would kill criminals.
He and his VP running mate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano have been receiving criticisms for their six month plan which has been described by rivals as unnecessary, vague, and even dangerous.
Duterte overtook Poe in the latest Social Weather Stations survey, a gain attributed to his performance in the second presidential debate.
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