Duterte admits killing in Davao to set an example for police

Duterte admits killing in Davao to set an example for police

- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he has killed suspected criminals in Davao City

- Duterte said that he killed such to urge the police to do the same

- The president seemed to deny the allegation that h ordered extrajudicial killings in the county

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he personally killed suspected criminals in Davao City when he served as the mayor and defended the killing drug pushers who "destroy our youth, the next generation".

According to a report of ABS-CBN, during the president's two-day visit in Singapore, he said in front of thousands of Filipinos that he would kill people, especially drug traffickers, who destroy the youth.

He stated:

"If you are into drugs and destroy our youth, the next generation after us, I would hate it and I will kill you. Simple as that."

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President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo from newmandala.org)

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"Look, it can never be a crime to say that 'I will kill you if you destroy my country'. That is a very legitimate statement."

Duterte earlier admitted that he personally killed suspected criminals in Davao City, saying that he commit such to urge the police to do it as well.

He added:

"In Davao, I used to do it personally, just to show to the (police) that if I can do it, why can't you?"

"I go around in Davao with a motorcycle, with a big bike, and I would just patrol the streets and looking for trouble also. I'm really looking around for an encounter so I can kill."

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The president seemed to deny that he ordered the extrajudicial killings n the country and explained that he only ordered the police to arrest drug suspects and only kill them if they resisted.

Duterte believes that he is qualified to be the country's president given the problems that Philippines is facing.

"Yes, of course. Given the problems of my country, yes. I have a four million drug addicts in my country, so that is not a joke."

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Source: KAMI.com.gh

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