SENATE Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on Thursday said that the only way Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte can fulfill his promise of eradicating crime and corruption in six month is for him to declare martial law and conduct pubic executions.
Speaking at the weekly Kapihan sa Senado news forum, Enrile expressed doubts on Duterte’s campaign promise of putting an end to criminality and corruption in six months if he becomes president of the country.
“I don’t know whether he (Duterte) can do it. I entertain some doubts. He is my good friend. I must publicly thank him for having supported me in all my political battles,” the senator said.
Former Senator Panfilo Lacson was also skeptical that Duterte can deliver on his promise.
While Lacson acknowledged Duterte’s proven ability in Davao City, he said stopping crime and corruption in six months will be difficult to fulfill.
Senator Francis Escudero also expressed his doubts, saying criminality and corruption are deeply rooted.
Enrile said even if Duterte wins and declares martial law, he will still need the approval of Congress to be able to fulfill his vow.