Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Oath-taking of Appointees
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) –Ang Iraq, pumasok ang Britain, pati Amerika, on the sole allegation that there were weapons of mass destruction. They killed Saddam because [inaudible] strongman, and where is Iraq now? It is a failed country. Pinakialaman nila ang Libya, they supported the rebels of Syria. Look what happened. All failed states.
In Vietnam, 50,000 Americans, ipagbibida nila. But how many Vietnamese people died for nothing?Eventually, the communist won. But they created a ruckus here somewhere. Vietnam is just across our shores. China is upper portion. Kaharap natin dito… Vietnam. ‘Yung likod niya Thailand, then Cambodia, Laos. Ang Amerikano talaga…
So, why blabber about me? I know that you should know, you know, that I have a serious problem in my country. “And why don’t you just rehab them, treat them?” Kaya ka magmura… Alam mo bakit? They know, and I know, and you know, na pumasok ako dito ako sa gobyerno, midstream. ‘Yung budget tapos na. The budget that we are working on now is a [inaudible] budget that was prepared the previous year by the Aquino. Wala naman nakita doon danger about drugs, because nobody, until I became President that the naked truth came out, that we are really a drug country.
In Davao, I was very strict so there was kind of a limited space for them. And besides totoo ‘yan. I tell that straight to them. Sinabi ko: Pag ayaw niyong umalis, talagang papatayin ko kayo at pinatay ko. So what about… what’s the ruckus? What’s your problem about killing people, criminals destroying the next generation, that’s the youth of your neighborhood. You are actually compromising, if you do not do anything now, the next generation of Filipinos. Because then by that time, drugs would be uncontrolled and already would have… it’s widespread.
So how many? Newspapers keep on tabulation. Ngayon, 1,000. Gawain mo na lang 10,000. Puru mgadurugista. Saan ang drug lords? Hindi lang ninyo alam. You really want to know saan ‘yung drug lords na hindi taga-rito? Ang drug lords dito, hindi atin. I would not— not even an eyelash. Mga Intsik. And they are now operating outside, they have this digital map of the Philippines and they can direct the operation.
‘Yung dito, ang mga naglaro, sino? Mga pulis una. Tapos sabihin, maliit masyado ‘yung problema, because it’s a simple matter. You know, it is a medical issue. Really. It’s a medical issue. What do we do now? What should we do now about this three million? They’re all unaccounted. ‘Yung 700 [thousand] lang nag-surrender kasi takot. So why? Anong sabi ng – sa interview ni ANC kahapon? Sila, si Teddy Boy, pati… Why most of them surfaced? Because, they fear for their lives. That’s the problem.
In the Philippines, meron tayong death penalty noon. But because walang mga bayag ‘to and they do not have really the—They never implemented. Sasabihin ng mga congressman: “Ire-restore mo ‘yung death penalty and nandyan rin ‘yan eh?” Kita mo naman. Kasi ‘yung mga leader, hindi talaga inimplement. Kung ako nag-leader noon, at nilagay niya ako for the last 17 years… Kaya hinihingi ko ulit. Kaya the argument is – may death penalty noon. Wala man. Walang namatay… Kasi walang… You removed actually, the greatest, the essence of criminal law is the fear to violate the law. What prevailed was not the fear of the law, but the impunity and the absence of accountability.
Kasi pag general na, pag governor, pag mayor na, walang maglapit kasi takot. O kita mo ako, sabi ko: Bigyan ko kayo 24 oras, papatayin ko kayong lahat. The governor, mayor takbuhan sila, pawis-pawis. Kasi walang takot. Maski anong, however you bring the matter to a physical or medical or spiritual issue, for as long as the essence of fear is not there, fear of accountability, may papanagutan. Kaya gusto ko nga death penalty. You answer for your deeds so that you will not be prevented… If you do it, then alam mo… There are two, there are lawyers here, there are two theories of criminal law, criminality. One is the positivist theory. Ito ‘yung sa American. He can be rehabilitated. They turn to the mainstream of society. O kita mo nakikita? Rapist, pasok. Rape… Hold-upper labas.
Ang atin classical. Ako, classical ako. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. That’s the basis. Nagkasala ka. Kung may death penalty… Kasalanan mo ‘yan. Kasalanan mo ‘yan. Kasi batas eh.
When we are only two or three or four or give, o isang barangay, o isang siyudad, pwede ‘yang positivist theory mo. The imported European, mga EU, na you cannot trade with them if there is a penalty of death sa mga criminal law books mo. Tingnan mo hipokrito.
It was Britain and America who entered there. Who divided by the way the Middle East? It was France, America, and Great Britian. They divided, they invaded it many times before. Got the control of their oil… partition at ‘yung Iraq, Iran.
Huwag na tayong magbolahan ganon. Sumakay itong si Obama, sumakay si Ban Ki-moon, dito sumakay. Alam mo kaninong laro ito? O ayaw ko ng sabihin. Yellow ‘yan. Dito na lang… Anak hindi ikaw ha. ‘Yung damit mo lang man [laughter]. Sorry ha. Sorry.
The dress has nothing to do with it. Sinakay na uli. They can bring that if they can build a case against me. I’ll be impeached.
My God, I’ll tell you frankly: When I assumed office, sabi ko “In this quest of mine, I am prepared to lose my honor, my life, and the presidency.” [inaudible] If it interferes with the basic principles of my life. My values are not good as yours, ‘yan ang sabi mo. But it is my own value. I have a set of rules to live by. I’ve been true to that since I was a young prosecutor. I became a special tanod bayan prosecutor. Became the vice mayor, mayor, and mayor for 23 years, one time a congressman, one time vice mayor of my daughter.
I’d like you to know that I have lived by the values that I have believed in. Ito… It will be a clean government. There will be no corruption. I will not tolerate it. Pag hindi ko kaya, mag-resign ko. Pero patayin talaga kita muna. Bakit dinadamay mo? Hinihiya mo ako eh. Now the reason… [inaudible]
Bakit ko nilagay ‘yang mga sundalo? Alam mo ngayon, wala nang takot ng batas. Alam mo ginawa nila sa lotto. I’d tell you, diyan tayo binira nang husto. We lost billions and billions… Kasi ‘yang small time lotto… tapos ‘yung jueteng ginanon nila. Isang operator lang ‘yan. Nakuha nila ‘yung concession… Marami ang outlets diyan sa lotto, kanila ‘yan. They merged with the jueteng. So pareha lang man numbers. Ihulog nila itong, ito. ‘Yan lang ang kinita ng gobyerno. It’s a simple case of manipulation. Simple naman. Ito kanila na.
Hindi ito malalagayan mo ‘yan ng babae na, lalaki na… Papatayin lang ‘yan. Pilipino kayo. Mamaya ma-ambush ‘yan. Sabi ko dito kayo sa pulis muna. Ilagay ko marines. Si [George?] naman… Kilala koi itong mga generals na ‘to truthfully honest. I have observed it during my time. They were doing… building their careers in Mindanao. Wala akong naririnig dito sa kanilang corruption. So sila ang kinuha ko.
It’s a very limited arena because sila rin ang kilala ko noon. Maraming honest na military. The problem is I do not know them. So ‘yung mga honest na dumaan doon, ‘yung mga classmate ko sa dormitoryo dito, pati ‘yung sa eskwelahan ko, ‘yun ang mga tao na… Hindi naman ako imbitado dito sa Maynila ng mga social gathering. I was nobody. Who would ever invited me doon sa debut ni, debut, debut, debut? Wala kami noon. Mahirap lang kami. [inaudible] kung sino kami.
Pero, Bud Dajo. The first battle of Bud Dajo was known as the Bud Dajo massacre. Was a counter-insurgency action fought by the United States against the Moro in March… during their rebellion phase of the Philippine-American war. Marami tayo… Spanish-America. Spanish-Filipinos. Tapos, Spanish-Americans, Americans-Philippines. May giyera tayo sa kanila. So we claim this because it was a war against… Kanila ‘to.
If you want, I’ll give you each and everyone a… Tutulo luha mo dito. And who is protesting about the death of people with an encounter with the police? Of course, may mga tao talagang sinalvage. Those who were not afforded any… kaya extrajudicial. Hindi naming trabaho ‘yan.
Pero kung ako, ako ang ano, noon hindi ako makagalaw. Ako anak, anong sundalo, ako assigned sa Mindanao, ang anak ko na-rape,namatay, hindi ako maka—Walang leader na…
O ngayon, pagdating ko. [inaudible] Pag wala kayo niyan, I’ll give you three months to do it, kung hindi you’re all out of service. Huwag mo… Mag-sweldo tapos wala kayong trabaho? Sige hanapin mo. And, I end by saying that, sila mismo ang mga abogado ng, doktor ng…
Constant use of shabu, even after six months, it will shrink your… progressively, every time you do it, it shrinks your brain. One year, you are no longer viable for any rehabilation, wala na. Tapos na. So kung ito mga three million na ‘to, mga gunggong ‘to, you have a choice of what? Patayin mo? [galigin?] mo? Pakain mo na lang diyan sa mga hayop? O we wait for the next budget?
Wala… Wala akong pera sa budget… Who could ever realize, who could ever project that when I would come in and start pressing the buttons, they would come out by the hundreds of thousands? And we would be placed in a position. Kaya ako nag-appreciate sa China. Sa isip ko, kayo lang rin ang nagdala dito, cooking it. Pag nagluto ka ng shabu diyan sa international… Pag abutan ka ng mga cutter o Pilipino, sabihin ko, pasabugin mo. Huwag kang matakot. We can always confront them. Leche kayo. You want your cake and eat it too? Pasabugin mo. Ganon rin ang pinagusapan namin ni Widodo. Piracy. Piracy is a crime against humanity wherever you are and you’re caught, you can be tried in that jurisdiction. Pasabugin mo. Paano natin malaman? Habulin mo muna. Pag nakita mo ganon… If you see just a single, maski shot gun na luma, pasabugin mo. That’s the agreement between [inaudible] Destroy the enemies of humanity.
Maraming salamat po. (PNA)