Duterte to pardon self for mass murder

CHANGE WILL BE BLOODY Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addresses members of the Makati Business Club. The mayor said if he wins, his administration will be bloody. PHOTO BY NAZZI CASTRO

CHANGE WILL BE BLOODY Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addresses members of the Makati Business Club. The mayor said if he wins, his administration will be bloody. PHOTO BY NAZZI CASTRO

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vowed to pardon himself for mass murder and joked about his penis as he took his profanity-laced campaign to the nation’s business elite.

Duterte also hit out again at the United States and Australia, key Philippine allies, after warning last week he would be prepared to sever diplomatic ties because their ambassadors spoke out against a joke he made about raping a missionary who was later murdered.

Duterte has shocked the political establishment in recent weeks — surging to a clear lead in opinion surveys before the May 9 presidential elections with a campaign stump speech full of swear words and promises to end crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals.

In an address to the nation’s premier group of business figures on Wednesday, Duterte defended his history of womanizing with typical straight-talking and crassness.

“I was separated from my wife. I’m not impotent. What am I supposed to do? Let this hang forever,” he said, referring to his penis, as people in the crowd laughed.

“When I take Viagra, it stands up.”

Duterte, 71, earlier on the campaign trail said he had two mistresses but reassured taxpayers they would not cost much, because he kept them at cheap boarding houses and took them to short-time hotels for sex.

He has also boasted about running vigilante death squads during his many years as mayor of Davao, the biggest city in southern Philippines.

Duterte once said the death squads had killed 1,700 people.

He, however he has at other times denied any links to the vigilante groups, which have attracted fierce criticism from human rights groups and the United Nations.

Mass murder pardons
A key part of Duterte’s campaign has been a pledge to eradicate crime nationwide in the first six months of his presidency by ordering security forces to kill criminals.

In his speech to the Makati Business Club, Duterte again promised that his presidency “will be a bloody one”.

He promised to pardon soldiers or police officers if they were charged with rights abuses.

“I will issue 1,000 pardons a day,” Duterte said.

He said the Constitution allows the President to pardon himself for crimes, and he would do so at the end of his term.

“Pardon given to Rodrigo Duterte for the crime of multiple murder, signed Rodrigo Duterte,” the mayor added.

Surveys have shown Duterte is particularly popular among the nation’s wealthy and middle class, who fear rising crime.

On Wednesday, he criticized the US and Australia for failing to do more as China expands its presence in areas of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) that are also claimed by the Philippines.

“Why the hell didn’t Australia, the Americans or even Japan stop it?” Duterte said.



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  1. Dionesio Grava on

    When a candidate is a self-admitted murderer everything else is irrelevant. According to Fr. Amado Picardal of the Redemptorist Congregation in an investigation report, of the 1,424 summary killings by DDS from 1998-2015 there were 14 cases of mistaken identity. Majority of those killed were young — the youngest was a 12 year-old boy and a 15 year girl — and poor; no drug lord or big time criminal killed. There were those who had gone away after being warned but returned several years later after having reformed their lives thinking that they were already safe. Their names remained on a list of the condemned and were still killed.

  2. If you read the history of Ferdinand Marcos ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Marcos ), I really can´t understand how people can even think about to support someone like Duterte, who says Marcos was the “best president” of the Philippines. That has nothing to do with “political correctness”. If the people like in this men his straight-talk and “honesty”, then they should really be afraid of someone, who claims to murder thousands of criminals during his presidency (without fair trials; and who will be these “criminals”?) and even his own children, if they are connected with drugs. Who claims to had the safest city in the Philippines (thanks to “Death Squads” which are against the human rights and a terrible crime themselves), that is not that safe anymore.
    This men is not only undemocratic, but especially inhuman. I can´t imagine that the Pinoys want that!
    I´m not Filipino and it´s not my election. I´m a guest here. But I love the Philippines and its people because of their humanity and I wish just the best for this country. And unfortunately I doubt the best with this man…

  3. Robert hit the nail dead on by saying that Duterte is a Narcissist. Yes, he has all the ingredients of it. It’s an illusion. You scratch the surface, and you’ll be surprise there’s nothing there. It’s empty!

  4. Maybe he has in mind it would be as easy as running a smaller show, like Davao, where he was not really successful (check the city’s crime status in the last 5 years). The simple reform-thirsty voter’s mind though is easily convinced and pins hopes on something that hasn’t been done earlier by past presidents, not even by Macoy in his secret marshalls. Erap had a tinier dream: to pulverize Abu Sayyaf. And he missed his chance. This guy from has a grander ambition. Many like his end, the same many are ignoring the means he will use. Good luck Digong!

  5. If you dont vote for Duterte, whom will you vote?

    All the other candidates may be ladies and gentlemen and politically correct who are only saying what you want to hear to get your votes.

    Duterte is admittedly vulgar and says what he wants to say whether or not politically correct.

    But, he is qualified as a Presential candidate being a natural borned Filipino, never renounced his citizenship, never took permanent residence other than the Philippines,an experience lawyer, one take in passing the Philippine Bar Exams, an experienced public servant as elected congressman and multiple terms elected city mayor.

    As a Filipino elector and voter, you must vote objectively a presidential candidate who shall mostly do and execute the best interests of the Philippines within 6 years! Your vote should not be based on your personal judgement on the character, integrity, mannerisms, political-correctness, on the candidate. Your sole onjective is not to make you happy but to make the Philippines much better for the Filipinos in the next 6 years.

  6. Digong said his front tail stands if he take Viagra what about if he takes SHABU?? He failed to mentioned that! maybe he can out run Erap and PACQUIAO when it comes to womanizing!

  7. This narcissist has a zero percent chance of becoming President, and if I am wrong then all I can say is that Filipinos will deserve what they get for voting for this self proclaimed God..