Duterte seeks 6-mTh extension to drug war


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night sought a six-month extension to his relentless campaign against illegal drugs, after promising to solve the drug menace in three to six months.

Duterte made the statement after meeting the Norwegian captive freed by the Abu Sayyaf terror and kidnap group in Davao City.

Duterte said he found the three- to six-month timeframe difficult to meet given the “severe” drug problem.

“Just give me a little extension of another six months [to solve the drug problem],” the President said.

On Saturday, Duterte turned over a final list of 1,000 officials involved in illegal drugs to the military.

In reaction, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday said that as far as it was concerned, the Philippine National Police (PNP) was still the lead agency implementing the government’s relentless campaign against illegal drugs.

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines is in support of the PNP. I’m not substituting the wisdom of the President but in the closed-door discussions that we had with [AFP] Chief of Staff (Gen. Ricardo Visaya) and other ground commanders of the [Philippine Army] 5th Infantry Division, the context of his message when he said ‘I’m giving this to you’ is he is sharing to the Armed Forces that particular list to help or assist the PNP in addressing it,” said Col. Edgard Arevalo, chief of the AFP Public Affairs Office.

Since the government launched the campaign against illegal drugs, the military has been giving support to the police especially in areas where police presence is limited.

Arevalo cited in particular an anti-illegal drug operation in North Cotabato where a soldier was killed.

“But in the event that it may be required in the future that we have to be active or play a more active role other than support, and they need more warm bodies since our soldiers are ably trained to perform that particular task, the AFP is ready to assume that role,” the official said.

On whether or not the turnover of the so-called “narco-list” to the AFP will warrant an independent operation by the military, the official said it was up to top AFP and PNP officials to tackle the matter.

While turning over the list, Duterte told military troops at Camp Melchor de la Cruz in Gamu, Isabela, that there’s a chance he might not finish his term because the people on the drug list could have him killed.

“I do not know if I will survive the six years or not. Given the numbers, I can’t kill them all. They can perhaps kill me,” the President said as he showed the folder containing the list.

“Ibigay ko ito sa Armed Forces. Ito ang problema natin [I will give this to the Armed Forces. This is our problem]. I’m just saying that the ultimate warriors of the Constitution, to protect the people, is the Armed Forces of the Philippines. So bahala na kayo [Now it is up to you],” he added.


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  1. Mr, Duterte gawin muna 6 years so that the UN International Criminal Court through their Commission of Human Rights Council will have enough evidence to probe, persecute & jail you for crimes against humanities. No one is stopping you except your conscience. Just do it !!

  2. Your request has been granted Mr. President, and you have been doing a great job on this war on drugs with limited budget and resources. You cannot afford to give everyone involved in drugs due process because of time and budget constraints. Put everybody away as much as you can, no matter how big or influential they may seem to be, and use your favorite line to your critics, “don’t fuck with me because I don’t give a fuck!” You have come a long way Mr. President, and you will finish what you have started. You will live long enough to see the success on what you have promised to do to the Filipino people, to clean up the drug problem and put corrupt politicians behind bars. better yet, execute all these fuckers that have been stealing hard earned money of Filipino People.

  3. If you are a real man, do not ask for extension of your extrajudicial killing to eradicate drug crimes. Since you said that you will kill yourself if you cannot finish the eradication of drug crimes, so kill yourself now, anytime. Be a man of true word.

  4. It’s really a case of supply and demand. To effectively put a stop to this relationship; imagine a mountain spring feeding a bubbling stream. You must first plug it, if you want the stream to dry up. Applied to the drug problem now…it would be impractical to shoot all 3.6 million, (and counting), addicts and street peddlers, since, after all, they could all become non-users and non-peddlers if their suppliers are stopped, neutralized, or…in any fashion…eliminated. I couldn’t imagine the resulting hue and cry arising from this, to be any worse than the present lamentation and condemnation of the PNP’s methods of ‘search and destroy’.
    The window of opportunity for this to happen is, by the way, starting to narrow.

  5. Masiadong masiadong MAYABANG. Twit brainless. You’ll never succeed eradicating drug crimes by extrajudicial killing. Bobo! Lokong loko. No functioning brain between ears.

    You cannot fight crimes by criminal act like EJK.

    • Then if you feel that you are better than Duterte, how would you handle it?? moron! It is far more better that we have a president who is doing sumthing about drugs rather those who allowed it to prosper. Duterte’s war or not there would still be killings everyday and even EJK’s perpetuated by criminal gangs and drug syndicates. These are all media’s fault for sensationalizing everything about the war on drugs, they did not even bother to expose the true status of drug menace and effects to our country until Du30 came.

  6. Mariano Patalinjug on

    Yonkers, New York
    17 September 2016

    So Der Fuhrer Rodrigo Duterte is asking for another six months to solve the illegal drug problem–and he tells the military that he may not last the six years of his tenure as President because he fears he might just be killed.

    Even when he was campaigning for President, he gave the impression that it would take him no longer than SIX MONTHS to get rid of the illegal drug problem. Now after almost three months into his megalomanic genocidal WARRANTLESS EXTRAJUDICIAL killing of those suspected of engaging in the illegal drug problem one way or the other, he obviously needs another six months to do the job.

    It is also possible that Der Fuhrer DUTERTE is beginning “TO FEEL THE HEAT” coming from local as well as international quarters who are roundly criticizing him for blatantly violating HUMAN RIGHTS, including the United Nations, the European Union, and President Barack Obama. He must think that those criticisms will die down after the six months he is now asking. But if that is his opinion, he is making a very big mistake. He has already grossly and blatantly violated the Constitution with its Bill of Rights, the Rule of Law, the Rules of Court, and even the UN Declaration of Human Rights–and he will answer for his CRIMES!


  7. The Filipinos should and say “NO” for the extension tt this STUPID president is asking for. Puro kayabangan kasi ang isip niya. Naloko niya ang buong sambayanang Pilipino.

    • 16 Mil lang naloko nya at hindi buong sambayang Pilipino. pag nawala si lolo sana sumama na rin sana yung 16 Mil.. bawas population pa sa bansa