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DUTERTE CALLS U.S. AMBASSADOR 'BAKLA' (QUEER) OVER CAMPAIGN COMMENTS
[“Okay naman kami niya [US Secretary of State John Kerry]. Nag-away kami ng Ambassador niyang bakla. P— i—. Buwisit ako diyan. Nakikisali doon sa eleksyon, giving statement here and there.]


AUGUST 5 -Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines It looks like President Rodrigo remains at odds with United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg despite having met a few times after the elections. In a speech delivered late Friday night at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City, Duterte called Goldberg “bakla” or “gay” for comments the envoy made during the campaign. “Okay naman kami niya [US Secretary of State John Kerry]. Nag-away kami ng Ambassador niyang bakla. P— i—. Buwisit ako diyan. Nakikisali doon sa eleksyon, giving statement here and there. He was not supposed to do that,” said Duterte while telling the soldiers about Kerry's recent visit to the country. During the campaign, Duterte got into hot water over a campaign speech where he made remarks about the rape of an Australian missionary in 1989. Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely posted Twitter that rape and murder should never be trivialized. Goldberg seconded Gorely's sentiments, which did not sit well with Duterte. Duterte dared the United States and Australia to cut off diplomatic ties with the Philippines after their respective envoys commented on his viral joke on the rape.  Duterte and Goldberg last met when Kerry paid a courtesy call to Malacañang on July 27. “Si Kerry pumunta dito, kumain kami. Iniwanan pa kami, si [National Defense Secretary] Delfin [Lorenzana] ng $33 million [$32 million]. Okay ito ah. Bastusin natin ulit para mag-areglo itong buang na ito. Pera pala ito,” Duterte said in jest. —JST, GMA News FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Duterte promises to double soldiers' salary by December
[RELATED: ‘IPASOK KO KAYO SA CALL CENTERS’ Duterte to send injured soldiers back to school]


AUGUST 5 -Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will definitely have a merry Christmas if President Rodrigo Duterte has his way.
Speaking at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City on Friday night, Duterte told soldiers their pay will be doubled come yearend. “By December, you’d have doubled your salaries. This August, umpisa na, ngayong August. Tignan ninyo iyang pay checks ninyo. Nandiyan na iyan,” he said as the soldiers cheered in between his sentences. Duterte initially announced a salary increase for men and women in uniform during his visit in Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on July 26. He said soldiers’ pay will have an incremental increase starting August and tasked Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to find a way to deliver. Duterte has promised soldiers not only better pay but also better medical facilities and better military equipment. He told the soldiers that he is not trying to get their personal loyalty, but was just trying to make sure the country’s defenders are secure. “Wala kayong problema. Lahat ibigay ko,” the commander-in-chief told his men. —JST, GMA News FULL REPORT. RELATED,  ‘IPASOK KO KAYO SA CALL CENTERS’ Duterte to send injured soldiers back to school...

ALSO: Rody vows to ‘destroy’ oligarchs
[RELTATED: Dean Ranhilo Aquino - Duterte's word not a basis for arresting 'narco officials']


AUGUST 5 -During his first day as President, President Duterte vowed to put an end to online gambling in the country, saying the government does not collect taxes from it. Philstar.com/AJ Bolando
President Duterte yesterday vowed to “destroy” the oligarchs whom he accused of making money at the expense of the poor. peaking to delegates of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Duterte cited former trade minister and businessman Roberto Ongpin as one of the oligarchs who have connections with the government. “The plan really is to destroy the oligarchs that are embedded in government,” Duterte said. “I’ll give you an example, publicly, Ongpin, Roberto. He was influential during the time of (Ferdinand) Marcos, trade minister, I think. He remained influential despite the succession. During the time of (Fidel) Ramos, he was a hanger on as well as during the time of Gloria (Arroyo) and P-Noy (Benigno Aquino III). Now he owns (an) online (gambling firm),” he added. Ongpin, who owns online gaming firm Philweb Corp., has been slapped with a P174-million fine for insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to his purchase of Philex Mining shares in 2009. READ MORE...RELATED,
Duterte's word not a basis for arresting 'narco officials'...

ALSO: UN slams DU30 on killings - Drug lords tagged in killings


AUGUST 5 -THE CHECKERED PUNISHER. President Rodrigo Duterte appreciates two custom-made figures of himself: One clad in denim jeans and his trademark checkered polo shirt; the other, a movie character resembling 'The Punisher' as he has been known to pursue an iron-fist policy in his war on crimes. Malacañang Photo THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday slammed the Duterte administration for the sharp increase in drug-related killings, following the appeal of more than 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world to condemn the governent’s apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings.
The Palace, however, said Thursday that warring drug groups were behind the spate of vigilante-style killings of suspected drug dealers. In a statement from Vienna, Austria, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said he joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in “condemning the apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings.” “[Extrajudicial killings] is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms,” Fedotov said in a statement. Fedotov, who heads the UN anti-drug body, said that the apparent rise of drug-related killings “contravene the provisions of the international drug control conventions” and “do not serve the cause of justice.” Fedotov also reminded President Rodrigo Duterte that during a special session of the UN General Assembly on the world drug problem, governments committed to ensuring that “all people can live in health, dignity and peace, with security and prosperity.”  “Such responses contravene the provisions of the international drug control conventions, [and] do not serve the cause of justice,” Fedotov said. “UNODC stands ready to further engage with the Philippines and all countries to bring drug traffickers to justice with the appropriate legal safeguards in line with international standards and norms, and promote prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration approaches based in evidence, science, public health and human rights,” he added. Human rights groups had expressed alarm over the spate of killings of suspected drug peddlers, with dozens of cadavers of suspected criminals abandoned in streets with “cardboard signs,” stating their supposed crimes allegedly perpetrated by the police--akin to forms of vigilante-style extrajudicial killings that saw an increase since Duterte took office. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo however, said that the supposed claims of police killings “aren’t anymore surprising,” saying further that it’s not the police, but the drug lords themselves who are readily cutting ties with their apparatuses just prevent them from getting caught. “We view these killings as being perpetrated by the drug lords themselves,” Panelo told the Manila Standard in an interview. “These are not vigilantes, they are killing each other to prevent themselves from being exposed, from those will surrender or will not surrender,” he added. Since the beginning of the administration’s “war on drugs,” more than 5,418 drugs offenders have been arrested and 120,000 reported drug offenders voluntarily surrendered, including 7,000 pushers. READ MORE...

ALSO: Duterte 'name and shame' far from over - Palace
[RELATED: FULL TRANSCRIPT- Duterte's exposé vs drug-tagged officials]


AUGUST 7 -President Rodrigo Duterte. Reuters
President Rodrigo Duterte is not yet done spilling the names of alleged "narco-politicians," Malacañang said Sunday, hours after he branded over 150 individuals as drug coddlers and traffickers.  Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said authorities are still investigating some politicians for their suspected drug ties.  "Mayroon pang ibang mga pangalan na kino-confirm pa at chine-check, nire-revalidate kung talagang itong mga politiko na ito ay sangkot sa pagbebenta ng droga," Andanar told reporters.
The Palace official, however, could not say when the President plans to drop the identities of these individuals. He is also uncertain if Duterte's next exposé would straddle former Cabinet secretaries or other higher government officials.
"Hindi ko alam kung sino pa 'yung nasa listahan. I know that the President holds his list close to his chest," he said.  Pushing his relentless campaign against illegal drugs, Duterte bared on Sunday a long list of politicians and judges whom he accused of involvement in the narcotics trade. READ MORE...RELATED, FULL TRANSCRIPT: Duterte's exposé vs drug-tagged officials...


READ FULL MEDIA REPORTS HERE:

Duterte calls US ambassador 'bakla' over campaign comments


Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines

MANILA, AUGUST 8, 2016 (GMA NEWS)   Published August 5, 2016 11:00pm By TRISHA MACAS - It looks like President Rodrigo remains at odds with United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg despite having met a few times after the elections.

In a speech delivered late Friday night at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City, Duterte called Goldberg “bakla” or “gay” for comments the envoy made during the campaign.

“Okay naman kami niya [US Secretary of State John Kerry]. Nag-away kami ng Ambassador niyang bakla. P— i—. Buwisit ako diyan. Nakikisali doon sa eleksyon, giving statement here and there. He was not supposed to do that,” said Duterte while telling the soldiers about Kerry's recent visit to the country.

During the campaign, Duterte got into hot water over a campaign speech where he made remarks about the rape of an Australian missionary in 1989.

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely posted Twitter that rape and murder should never be trivialized. Goldberg seconded Gorely's sentiments, which did not sit well with Duterte.

Duterte dared the United States and Australia to cut off diplomatic ties with the Philippines after their respective envoys commented on his viral joke on the rape

Duterte and Goldberg last met when Kerry paid a courtesy call to Malacañang on July 27.

“Si Kerry pumunta dito, kumain kami. Iniwanan pa kami, si [National Defense Secretary] Delfin [Lorenzana] ng $33 million [$32 million]. Okay ito ah. Bastusin natin ulit para mag-areglo itong buang na ito. Pera pala ito,” Duterte said in jest. —JST, GMA News


GMA NEWS ONLINE

Duterte promises to double soldiers' salary by December Published August 5, 2016 11:19pm By TRISHA MACAS, GMA News



Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will definitely have a merry Christmas if President Rodrigo Duterte has his way.

Speaking at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City on Friday night, Duterte told soldiers their pay will be doubled come yearend.

“By December, you’d have doubled your salaries. This August, umpisa na, ngayong August. Tignan ninyo iyang pay checks ninyo. Nandiyan na iyan,” he said as the soldiers cheered in between his sentences.

Duterte initially announced a salary increase for men and women in uniform during his visit in Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on July 26. He said soldiers’ pay will have an incremental increase starting August and tasked Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to find a way to deliver.

Duterte has promised soldiers not only better pay but also better medical facilities and better military equipment.

He told the soldiers that he is not trying to get their personal loyalty, but was just trying to make sure the country’s defenders are secure.

“Wala kayong problema. Lahat ibigay ko,” the commander-in-chief told his men. —JST, GMA News

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‘IPASOK KO KAYO SA CALL CENTERS’ Duterte to send injured soldiers back to school Published August 5, 2016 6:22pm By KATHRINA CHARMAINE ALVAREZ, GMA News


President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to send injured soldiers to school so they can apply for call center jobs.

Speaking at the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters in Jamindan, Capiz, Duterte said he promised the injured soldiers he had visited across the country that he would give them the training necessary for employment at the country's call centers.

“[Sa] lahat nang naka-wheelchair, start, because I’ll send you to schools. Sabi ko balik kayo sa AB. Pa-eskwelahin ko kayo, learn English, voice and diction tapos improve on your grammar. Ipasok ko kayo sa call centers,” Duterte said.

“Sabi ko, hindi ko kayo pababayaan,” he said.

Duterte reiterated his commitment to the Armed Forces of the Philippines that soldiers would be given the best medical equipment and a new building for their hospital needs.

“The machines there are bought immediately, ayaw ko ng buwanan, araw lang ako. May bagong building kayo,” Duterte said.

“Kung nandoon kayo sa AFP, kapag gusto mo magpahinga ka muna...ang ospital ngayon, parang hotel. Tsaka may magsilbi sa inyong mga magagandang babae naka-shorts,” he added.

Earlier this week, Duterte visited the AFP General Hospital in Quezon City, where he met injured soldiers.

He became teary-eyed as he hugged a 28-year-old who lost his eyesight after he was hit by an improvised explosive device in Maguindanao during an operation. —NB, GMA News


PHILSTAR

Rody vows to ‘destroy’ oligarchs By Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 4, 2016 - 12:00am 3 333 googleplus0 3


During his first day as President, President Duterte vowed to put an end to online gambling in the country, saying the government does not collect taxes from it. Philstar.com/AJ Bolando

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte yesterday vowed to “destroy” the oligarchs whom he accused of making money at the expense of the poor.

Speaking to delegates of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Duterte cited former trade minister and businessman Roberto Ongpin as one of the oligarchs who have connections with the government.

“The plan really is to destroy the oligarchs that are embedded in government,” Duterte said.

“I’ll give you an example, publicly, Ongpin, Roberto. He was influential during the time of (Ferdinand) Marcos, trade minister, I think. He remained influential despite the succession. During the time of (Fidel) Ramos, he was a hanger on as well as during the time of Gloria (Arroyo) and P-Noy (Benigno Aquino III). Now he owns (an) online (gambling firm),” he added.

Ongpin, who owns online gaming firm Philweb Corp., has been slapped with a P174-million fine for insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to his purchase of Philex Mining shares in 2009.

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The Court of Appeals, however, ruled last Monday that the corporate regulator must suspend the imposition of sanction against Ongpin for 60 days.

During his first day as President, Duterte vowed to put an end to online gambling in the country, saying the government does not collect taxes from it.

At the same event, Duterte reiterated his warning to businesses that continue to hire contractual employees.

“I am warning you. Stop contractualization or I will kill you,” he said.

Duterte previously encouraged workers to report abusive labor practices to government hotline 8888.

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Duterte's word not a basis for arresting 'narco officials' ABS-CBN News Posted at Aug 07 2016 03:39 PM


President Duterte speaks at a military camp. Malacanang photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's accusation of drug involvement against over 150 individuals from the judiciary, police and local governments is not enough basis to arrest them, a member of the academe said Sunday.

Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean of the San Beda Graduate School of Law, explained that Duterte's announcement "is just like saying that the police are watching them, that he has received reports na sangkot sila."

"That announcement cannot serve as basis for their arrest," he emphasized.

(DUTERTE'S LIST: 'Narco' politicos, lawmen, judges)

Aquino added that drug-linked individuals cannot be forced to step down from office just because of the President's claims.


AQUINO

"The only thing that is against them is the fact that they were mentioned by the President. There's no basis for removing them from office," he told radio DZMM.

"Ang isang nahalal na opisyal ay pwedeng piliting magbitiw sa posisyon lamang pagkatapos ng paglilitis -- whether administrative or judicial -- kung saan mapapatunayang talagang may sala siya."

He also said it is not the duty of the accused officials to prove their innocence because the burden of proof falls to the state.

It would have been better if the President's camp presented his evidence before a court before naming the allegedly corrupt officials, he added.

SHOOT-TO-KILL

The law dean also reminded law enforcers that any shoot-to-kill order against the allegedly drug-tainted individuals would be illegal.

"There is no such thing in law as a shoot-to-kill order. The only time that force can be used is when law enforcement officers are themselves threatened by the hostile acts of the suspect," he said.

"But to shoot on sight or to shoot a person just because he was named by the President -- that's not legal at all."

(READ: Duterte, may 'shoot-to-kill' order sa mga pulitikong sangkot sa droga)

Aquino also said that publicly accusing someone of violating the law without presenting strong evidence merits criminal charges.

"That announcement alone casts aspersions of doubt on the integrity of the person. He's not the only one affected. More injured are the children he has and the members of his family," he explained.


MANILA STANDARD

UN slams killings; drug lords tagged in killingsposted August 05, 2016 by John Paolo Bencito


THE CHECKERED PUNISHER. President Rodrigo Duterte appreciates two custom-made figures of himself: One clad in denim jeans and his trademark checkered polo shirt; the other, a movie character resembling 'The Punisher' as he has been known to pursue an iron-fist policy in his war on crimes. Malacañang Photo

THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday slammed the Duterte administration for the sharp increase in drug-related killings, following the appeal of more than 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world to condemn the governent’s apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings.

The Palace, however, said Thursday that warring drug groups were behind the spate of vigilante-style killings of suspected drug dealers.

In a statement from Vienna, Austria, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said he joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in “condemning the apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings.”

“[Extrajudicial killings] is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms,” Fedotov said in a statement.

Fedotov, who heads the UN anti-drug body, said that the apparent rise of drug-related killings “contravene the provisions of the international drug control conventions” and “do not serve the cause of justice.”

Fedotov also reminded President Rodrigo Duterte that during a special session of the UN General Assembly on the world drug problem, governments committed to ensuring that “all people can live in health, dignity and peace, with security and prosperity.”

“Such responses contravene the provisions of the international drug control conventions, [and] do not serve the cause of justice,” Fedotov said.

“UNODC stands ready to further engage with the Philippines and all countries to bring drug traffickers to justice with the appropriate legal safeguards in line with international standards and norms, and promote prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration approaches based in evidence, science, public health and human rights,” he added.

Human rights groups had expressed alarm over the spate of killings of suspected drug peddlers, with dozens of cadavers of suspected criminals abandoned in streets with “cardboard signs,” stating their supposed crimes allegedly perpetrated by the police--akin to forms of vigilante-style extrajudicial killings that saw an increase since Duterte took office.

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo however, said that the supposed claims of police killings “aren’t anymore surprising,” saying further that it’s not the police, but the drug lords themselves who are readily cutting ties with their apparatuses just prevent them from getting caught.

“We view these killings as being perpetrated by the drug lords themselves,” Panelo told the Manila Standard in an interview.

“These are not vigilantes, they are killing each other to prevent themselves from being exposed, from those will surrender or will not surrender,” he added.

Since the beginning of the administration’s “war on drugs,” more than 5,418 drugs offenders have been arrested and 120,000 reported drug offenders voluntarily surrendered, including 7,000 pushers.

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However, conservative figures from the Philippine National Police show that more than 402 drug suspects had been killed a month into Duterte’s presidency. The figure does not include those allegedly slain by vigilantes.

Duterte, in various speeches, reiterated his assurance to policemen to perform their tasks without having to worry about being prosecuted for killing suspected drug traffickers and pushers.

An estimated of 1.3 million Filipinos are drug users and more than 99 percent of Metro Manila barangays are affected, the Dangerous Drugs Board said.

Metamphetamine or “shabu” is the drug of choice, imported by the Chinese and Mexican cartels, and now produced locally. It is also considered one of the most addictive substances.

Duterte said Thursday he does not care about the rising number of drug suspects who were killed under his term.

“I do not care, I really do not care,” Duterte said in a speech at Ateneo de Davao University. “I know that a user will always be a user.”

He said that an addict needs someone to support his drug addiction, which is why many of them become criminals.

The Commission on Human Rights, however, challenged PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa’s order to shoot a drug suspect on sight, saying this was murder.

“The presumption of innocence of all persons is basic,” said Commissioner Leah Tanodra Armamento. “The existing legal framework or laws in no instance allows killing in the apprehension of suspects nor killing after conviction as there is no death penalty,” she told the Manila Standard.

“Shoot on sight is a violation of basic human rights--right to life, right to be presumed innocence and right to due process. “Clearly, shoot on sight is murder as it contains all the elements of murder,” she said. “(There are) intent to kill with evident premeditation and abuse of superior strength.”

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday also hit the rash of vigilante killings, saying this was the “ugly side” of the administration’s anti-drug campaign.

“As of last count, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, I was talking to a police officer who’s knowledgeable on the statistics. When I mentioned to him about the alarming number of vigilante killings which was more than 200, he corrected me right away. He told me, actually sir, it’s not just 200, it’s around 600 already,” Lacson told Thursday’s regular “Kapihan sa Senado.”

Lacson said he was more surprised when he heard the figure, and even questioned the police officer if what he just said was true.

Lacson said he was also told that the 600 did not include those killed in police operations.

“I have yet to hear a pronouncement from the Palace and even from General Dela Rosa that they are (doing something) to resolve those cases or find solutions to the summary killings,” Lacson said.

Also on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a Filipina was arrested in Hong Kong for carrying cocaine.

“Our consulate in Hong Kong has confirmed the case. She appeared in court on Aug. 1 for the reading of the charge and now awaits the bail hearing and start of trial,” DFA spokesman Charles Jose said.

He said a representative of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong has already visited the Filipina in her detention.

“The Philippine consulate will extend the necessary consular and legal assistance,” Jose said.

He said the department cannot divulge the identity of the detained Filipina “as a matter of policy.” With F. Pearl A. Gajunera, Sara Susanne D. Fabunan, Rio N. Araja and Macon Ramos-Araneta


ABS-CBN

Duterte 'name and shame' far from over: Palace ABS-CBN News Posted at Aug 07 2016 03:57 PM | Updated as of Aug 07 2016 05:45 PM


President Rodrigo Duterte. Reuters

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte is not yet done spilling the names of alleged "narco-politicians," Malacañang said Sunday, hours after he branded over 150 individuals as drug coddlers and traffickers.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said authorities are still investigating some politicians for their suspected drug ties.

"Mayroon pang ibang mga pangalan na kino-confirm pa at chine-check, nire-revalidate kung talagang itong mga politiko na ito ay sangkot sa pagbebenta ng droga," Andanar told reporters.

The Palace official, however, could not say when the President plans to drop the identities of these individuals.
He is also uncertain if Duterte's next exposé would straddle former Cabinet secretaries or other higher government officials.

"Hindi ko alam kung sino pa 'yung nasa listahan. I know that the President holds his list close to his chest," he said.
Pushing his relentless campaign against illegal drugs, Duterte bared on Sunday a long list of politicians and judges whom he accused of involvement in the narcotics trade.

READ MORE...

(WATCH: Duterte reads list of VIP drug suspects)

Duterte’s list spanned the entire country. He read the names one by one in a nationally televised speech after midnight.
Andanar said cases will be filed against the drug-tagged individuals once the national police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency complete their ongoing investigation.

"Pagdating naman doon sa pagfi-file na cases, of course, automatic naman iyan, fi-filan (file) ng case 'yan after nitong investigation at, of course, the usual din na," he said.

Duterte is urging these "persons of interest" to cooperate with the probe, according to the Palace official.

"The President is encouraging all of the persons of interest, 'yung mga alleged drug lords and drug coddlers na to come up -- to come out in the open to surrender themselves and submit themselves to thorough investigation if they want to clear their names," he said.

Last July, the President also named five police generals and several other local executives as alleged protectors of drug rings.

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Duterte's exposé vs drug-tagged officials ABS-CBN News
Posted at Aug 07 2016 12:04 PM | Updated as of Aug 07 2016 01:38 PM


President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA - (UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday named alleged drug coddlers from local government units, law enforcement agencies and the judiciary.

Below is the Presidential Communications Office's full transcript of a speech wherein Duterte bared his long list of alleged "narco-officials."

SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO THE BATTLE CASUALTIES

[Delivered at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on August 6, 2016]
Ngayon ‘pag ganito, if the talks fail, meron tayong usapan, I would insist you include the landmine issues or else no talks at all. Then we fight for another 45 years. Walang problema, mag-recruit ako ng isang milyong Pilipino. Fight.

In the 45 years, ano ang nakita ninyo sa pamilya ninyo? Nakita mo ‘yung anak ninyong lumaki? Have you elected a single leader here in Davao? Manalo lang kasi na-ticket. And yet I carry BAYAN, kasi pareho ang damdamin natin. The problem is armed struggle. I can be a communist party member but I will never go to war.

Iyong armadong pakigbisog ang problema eh. Now, I am not trying to na -- to understand me. I am saying now: Stop the landmines or you tell the leaders at itong gobyerno ko, get out from the talks. Alam mo bakit? I am now invoking the Geneva Conventions. It is part of the international law not only of the Philippines but around the world.

Either you stop it or we stop talking. Fight na lang, another 45 years. But makakababa ba kayo kung mamatay ang mga tatay mo, nanay mo? Kayo ba ‘pag birthday ng mga anak niyo, nakakababa kayo doon sa ano? Is that the life that you really need? Iyong mga leader ninyo hindi naman nananalo. So anong gusto ninyo?

Either you stop it now or I am ordering the government panel to come home. At para ‘yung gastos nila eh ‘di ibigay ko na lang sa sundalo. ‘Sige, magbili kayo ng isang barkong explosives diyan, paputukin natin itong…’

I am not pleading this time. That’s an ultimatum. I hear another explosion killing people -- not only soldiers -- killing people, no talks, pasensiya na. Adre, iyan talaga ang buhay, kung hindi tayo magkaintindihan eh ‘di… Good. Hindi naman nauubusan ng pera ang gobyerno. Hindi naman talaga ninyo kayang tumbahin. Bukas…

The Defense department is asking for 20 more thousand troops. Tiningnan ko ‘yung budget wala akong pera. Pero iyan ang gusto ninyo, ibigay ko sa Defense department ‘yung gusto nila additional 20,000. Huwag na ‘yung mga -- mga pagkain diyan, medisina, huwag na ‘yan. Dito muna sundalo kasi may giyera tayo. For peace, kansela mo ‘yan, we sacrifice the hungry and the poor para may panlaban tayo, patayan… Iyan ang gusto ninyo, eh ‘di sige. Hindi naman ako mahirap kausapin eh. Kapag iyan ang gusto mo, my God.

Now, I am reading now the personalities in the Philippines. It might be true, it might not be true. But then iyong sinasabi ninyong due process, isa ‘yan. Baka sakali maidemanda itong mga taong ito, administrative or criminal, then they should have due process, presumption of innocence. Lahat iyan sa Constitution ibigay ko ‘yan.

DUE PROCESS

But my mouth is -- walang due process dito. Iyong due process has nothing to do with my mouth. Walang proceedings dito, walang abugado. Ako’y nagsasalita po sa taumbayan at malaman po ninyo anong katotohanan sa ating buhay dito sa Pilipinas. Ako po’y kaisa-isang Presidente na gumagawa nito.

Alam mo bakit? Kailangan malaman ng tao kung ano ang nangyayari sa bayan natin. It is very important for people to know the state of things or conditions in this country. That is my sworn duty.

Hindi ninyo ako mapigilan and I am not afraid sabihin ninyo na, “ikulong ako ‘pagka -- ” fine. Wala akong drama diyan. At sabihin ko sa inyo totoo, I can… Pwede kong iwanan ito, ang presidency, wala akong sabihin mo na hangal-hangal ako diyan sa adjuration ng tao. Ayokong magpakita nga sa Maynila because it would cause traffic. I am finished, I am done. Wala akong honor na hahabulin sa buhay ko. Presidente na ako. Hindi ako makikipagkompetensiya diyan sa politiko. Trabaho ko is to take care of the Filipino, period.

Now, there are things that are really reaching crisis and it is not even epidemic. Kayo, it’s pandemic. You know, two years ago sabi ng PDEA three million addicts, noon iyon, two, three years ago I remember. Sabi nila 92 percent of the barangays in the Metro Manila are contaminated with drug use. Noong mayor ako, ako ‘yung binubugbog ng human rights issue. Hindi ako nakinig sa inyo kasi may trabaho ako eh at alam ko talagang nagka… It was really spreading like wildfire and I was scared for my country kasi Pilipino ako.

Ngayon, Presidente ako, I have to worry sa lahat ng mga anak ninyo. Why? Because kung two million iyon, two years or three years ago, incremental, ibig sabihin tumubo talaga iyan. Maraming na-contaminate naman kasi ‘yung natamaan maghanap ng biktima iyon para suporta niya. Iyon namang isa -- and it’s a vicious cycle -- it is almost an internecine affair amongst -- sa ating Pilipino.

So, ito, droga. I said, sorry, meron ditong tumawag sa akin. But you know, if there is a rule, a law, either you enforce it or none at all. Iyong mga kaibigan kung hindi ko basahin kasi kilala kita, ang pinakamabuti kong magawa para sa bayan, mag-resign. Ganun ako katali, mahiya naman ako sa kumpare ko eh nakatulong naman ito sa pagka-Presidente ko, well and good, at mabayaran kita sa anumang paraan. Mabuhay ka, kung sabihin mo may naghurumintado diyan, tawagan mo ako harapin natin dalawa. Pero not this one because this is not personal to me.

Hindi ko kayo kalaban, wala akong sama ng loob sa inyo pero galit na ako ngayon. Kasali ka na. Someday magkikita tayo.

I will start with judges: Judge Mupas of Dasmariñas, Cavite; Judge Reyes, only known, Baguio City; Judge Savilo RTC Branch 13, Iloilo City; Judge Casiple, Kalibo, Aklan; Judge Rene Gonzales, MTC, blanko dito; Judge Natividad, RTC Calbayog City; Judge Ezekiel Dagala, MTC, Dapa Siargao.

Mayor: Reynaldo Flores, Naquilian, La Union; Dante Garcia, Tubao, La Union; Martin de Guzman, Bauang, La Union; Marjorie April Salazar, Lasam, Cagayan; Goto Violago, San Rafael, Bulacan; Marino Morales, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Felix Castillo, Langiden, Abra.

Ex-mayor: Eufronio Derigel, Agoo, La Union; Jesus Celeste, “Boying” alias, Bolinao, Pangasinan; Jose “Pepe” Miranda, Santiago City, Isabela; Vicente Amante, San Pablo City, Laguna; Ryan Dolor, Bauan, Batangas.

Vice Mayor Edgardo Trinidad, El Nido, Palawan

In the Visayas: Alex Sentina, Calinog, Iloilo; Julius Ronald Pacificador, Hamtic, Antique; Jed Mabilog, I think he is the mayor, Iloilo City; Wilfredo Salangutin Bietbeta, Carles, Iloilo; Marciano Malones, Maasin, Iloilo… Sabi ko noon eh and I was campaigning actually, lahat ng tao doon, lahat ng tao, “Mayor, kung maaari tulungan mo kami, ‘way ko sintimiyento sa inyo ah, way ko utang, TY ka bang nagpangayo sa akon?’ Nandoon ako sa Iloilo many times, almost desperate mayor and droga. So we will just pray, just pray that I will win and maybe in the fullness of God’s time, I will take care of this problem. Ito, I am sorry, kaibigan tayo pero: Marciano Malones, Maasin Iloilo.

Michael Rama, the former mayor of Cebu City; Hector Ong, Laoang, Northern Samar; Rolando Espinosa, alam mo hinahanap kita hanggang ngayon, nauna ka lang kay Bato. Lahat kayong local officials at this point mag-ano muna ako ha -- Beda Cañamaque, Basay, Negros Oriental; ex-mayor Madeleine Ong, Laoang, Northern Samar.

Dito muna ako. All policemen, PNP personnel assigned as security guards, security personnel ng mayor I have mentioned, you are hereby relieved of your duty and immediately report to your mother unit. Wala na itong… Tatanggalin ko ‘yung operational authority over them. 24 hours, lahat military police, nakadikit diyan sa mga itong mga ito, I give you 24 hours to report to your mother unit or I will whack you and dismiss you from the service.

Vice Mayor Francis Ansing Amboy, Maasin, Iloilo; Fralz Sabalones, San Fernando, Cebu, who ran for mayor but actually maybe lost; Attorney Antonio Pesina of Iloilo City; Erwin Tongtong Plagata, Iloilo City, the most “shabulized” [is that the word?] shabulized, is there such a word “shabulized”? Wala akong personal sa kanila ha. Iloilo.

Congressman -- ex-congressman JC Rahman Nava, Guimaras; Congressman Party-list Jeffrey Celis, Panay chapter, leader ko pa. Iyan oh, Panay chapter, bwisit. Wa bay ibang trabaho diyan? Baka may bakante sa inyo?

Mindanao: Abubakar Abdul Karim Afdal, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur; Gamar Ahay Janihim, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte; David Navarro, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur; Bobby Alingan, Kolambugan, Davao del Norte; Yusufa Munder Bobong Ramin, Iligan City Lanao del Norte; Jessie Aguilera, Alegria Surigao del Norte; Fahad Salik, Marawi City; Muhammad Ali Abinal, 'yung nag-surrender -- sino 'yung kasama niya? dalawa sila; Jamal Dadayan, Buadipuso-Buntong, Lanao del Sur; Sabdullah Macabago; Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur; Muslim Aline Macadatu, Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur; Rasul Sangki, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao; Montaser Sabal, Talitay, Maguindanao; Vicman Montawal, Datu Montawal, Maguindanao, pati 'yung sarili ninyong bayan; Samsudin Dimaukom, Datu-Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao; Norodin Salasal, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao; ex-mayor Benahar Tulawie, Talipao Sulu; Reynaldo Parojinog alias Andong, the mayor of Ozamis City; Nova Princess Parojinog Chavez, used to be the wife of I think Colangco, 'yung poster boy doon sa -- pablondie-blondie pa ang buhok -- hindi naman tisoy. Alam mo maski saan kayo magpunta aabangan ko kayo. Maski wala na ako sa presidency, habang may baril ako. Gusto ninyo gisingin ninyo ako para... Ito sabi niya hindi, maybe I believe you as a personal friend. He is the -- kasama namin sa Kausa sa -- but I am sorry because your name appears here. Omar Solitario Ali, Marawi City, he used to be the...I said alam mo magkaibigan tayo ng iba 'non, Rama of Cebu, either I read all or I read not. I cannot, you know, play. Sa trabaho kong ito I cannot. Kailangan basahin ko itong lahat nandito, galing sa military pati sa police. Lahat nandito or hindi ko basahin.

Abdul Wahab Sabal, vice mayor ito, Talitay, Maguindanao; Otto Montawal, Datu Montawal, Maguindanao; Nida Dimagkon, Datu-Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao; Arafat Salic, Marawi City; Rasmiyah Macabago, Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur; Congressman Guillermo Romarate Jr., second district, Surigao del Norte; former second vice district -- board member -- Ricardo Parojinog Ardot, so iba itong si ano, kapatid siguro ito.

Iyan ang order ko sa pulis, 'yang Davao. Ngayon, Presidente ako ganun. Bakit maghintay ka pa na ang ilabas diyan, "Sir apple lang ito, gutom ako." That ain’t that way. Illegal? No, of course not.

Human rights...

Ngayon, itong mga NGO, you’ve been repeating this kind of sloganeering that a, you know, a drug addict -- addiction is a disease, is an ailment. Sakit iyan. Hindi dapat patayin, dapat igamot.

Okay itong six... Saan ba opisina ninyo? Itong 600,000 ibigay ko sa inyo bukas. Sabihin ko doon mga, 'i-deliver ninyo ‘yan.' Sino ‘yun? Iyong NGO. Hala sige, ipagamot mo.

Sabi mo sakit ‘yan. Sige, ibigay mo. Kayo na ang bahala. Human rights? United Nations? Come here, you lecture dito.

Instead of kayong mga NGO mag -- you go around lecturing ‘yung shabu -- let alone ‘yung salvaging, salvaging... Huwag kayong pumasok diyan kayong mga anak. Kayo naghihintay lang 'pag may matumba, 'ah human rights violation'. Ako, I guaranteed, they will not go to prison, period.

In the performance of duty itong mga ‘to, they will not... Not one of them will go to prison. Hanggang Presidente ako, wala ‘yung... I will allow a police officer or a soldier or an officer of the Armed Forces, in the performance of their duties, kasuhan ninyo, I would like to say now: They will never go to prison. Not under my watch.

Ngayon, itong mga pulis na kidnapper, itong mga nag-lasing or spraying the armalite and killing civilians, well I’m sorry, kasali ’yan doon sa -- basura ka sa akin tingin ko.

Do not pray for any deliverance from me. PO2 Michael Cortez Barile Police Station; SPO1 Jen dela Victoria PS5 Cebu CPO; SPO1 Onel Nabua, Barile Police Station; PO2 Jomar Ibañez, Lapu-Lapu Police Station; PO3 Ryan Martus Kiamco, Cebu Provincial Office.

PNP officers Mindanao: PCI Ibrahim Jabiran, Zamboanga CPO, PCI Perfecto Abrasaldo Awi Jr., Misamis Oriental; Police Inspector Roy Sinujales Montes, Iligan PRO; Police Superintendent Ricardo Gando Pulot alias "Dugan", chief of police Quezon, Bukidnon; Police Inspector Martin Plaza former Panabo Chief Intel.

Kaya kayo naka-600,000. Ito ‘yan sila. Non-police, non-commissioned officer: PO1 Pier Dizo, ‘yun aide ko command si Dilo o baka mapalitan nila ito maaresto ko 'yan si Dilo, kawawa naman. ‘Yung isang aide ko, ‘yung counterpart niya sa Maynila. PO3 Omar... Ito Zamboaga del Sur 'yan ha si Dizo. PO1 Omar Juani Zamboanga City Public Safety; Rommel Mansul, PRO 9, walang -- nako bakit itong report na ito? PO3 Daryl Page, Tabasan Municipal Station; SPO1 Totong Joe Valdez, 9th RNG; SPO1 Rodrigo, mabuti na lang hindi Duterte, malapit na ako madisgrasya dito. Babarilin ako sa likod na walang — nakaka-cap na ang mga baril niyan eh. Naghahanap lang 'yan ng excuse para --- patay 'yan.

SPO4 Rodrigo Ramos, Bukidnon PRO; SPO1 Reynaldo dela Victoria, CDO; SPO3 Emilio Mendoza-Lozaria, PP5 Iligan City; Marlo Espinosa Bukidnon; Police SPO3 Richie Mat, CIDG Mati, Davao Oriental, ano siguro ito ’yung Davaoeño?

SPO3 Rosell Iliviera, CIDG Tagum, Davao del Norte; PO3 Jessie Balabag, Region 11. Ikaw bakit ka nakatawa diyan? Ikaw ha. PO3 Felomeno Toronia, Digos Police Station; PO1 Glenn Alicarte, PRO12, walang address; PO1 Philip Pantarolia, Tacurong City Police Office; SPO1 Gerry dela Rosa SCPPO, is that complete? PO3 Bebot Ruiz, GSCPO; Police -- PO3 Estelito Solanio-Malongon, MPS Sarangani; PO1 Jerebel Ocsio, PRO RMN.

I am sorry for my country. I grieve for the agony and suffering of the Republic of the Philippines. SPO1 Billones Ernesto, NCR; JS1 Montemayor Lito, Roxas District, Jail Aparri district; PO1 Vicente Reynaldo Celis, NCR; PG Saet Drexel, MIMAROPA; SPO1 Tubil Felix, Region 3; SPO3 Angeles Nicolas Ponce, Region 3; SPO2 Erseni Rod Marinduque, BFP; FO1 Reynaldo Valencia, Claveria Police Station; SSergeant Vic dela Cruz, MIMAROPA; Brigadier General Leoncio Daniega, NCR; SPO3 Gerry Mendoza, NCR; Reymante Dayto, Region 5; Reymar Dayto, Region 5.

Visayas: Zamora Renato Gumaro, Region 6; J1 Alan Coca Manatad, Region 7; SPO3 Christie Cielo Tingad, Region 7.

Mindanao, this is last. Meron tayong problema dito, RSAD Casimiro Castro, CAFGU 38IB 6thInfantry Division ARMM; PFC RSAD Phillip Miro 40IB 6th Infantry Division ARMM; Corporal Cusinan Lopez Llamad Loi, 52 Brigade ARMM; PFC Mamadali Ipad, 64IB 6th Infantry Division ARMM; Yasin Abolgalib, Bobong Yasim Buboy, walang ano; JO1 Cobacho Alfredo Galis; FO1 Ablaca Nicolas Ponce, ARMM; FO3 Ibañez Ricardo Villariz, Region 9; Marine Corporal Alfrenz Gurias Abedin, Western Mindanao; Jimmy Manlangit, Region 12.

This is a... Others are doing re-validation again. Alam mo kasi hindi ma... I could be wrong. I could be wrong pero 'pag ito kasi it has undergone a process. So any mistake of the military and the police dito, ako ‘yun nagkasala.

I ordered the listing, I ordered the validation. I’m the one reading it, and I am the sole person responsible for this. Now I am ordering those mentioned here, I said, report to your Chief PNP 24 hours.

You are hereby relieved of your — whatever your position there. Umalis kayo diyan mag-report kayo. I said, I’ll be harsh. Lahat ng mga mayors dito na-mention, I’m ordering the PNP chief, tanggalin ‘yung police supervision and cancel any and all private arms na naka-lisensiya sa kanila. There are all cancelled.

Go out to the naked... Go out naked to the world and show your -- kalokohan ninyo. Lahat military police 'pag ikaw assigned sa security, go back to your mother unit immediately. Tapos ‘yung cancellation of the firearms licenses and permits sa lahat ng ni-mention na ito, are ordered cancelled as of tonight.

Lahat kayong judge whatever, you report to the Supreme Court. Police, you report to PNP Chief. And sa Army, you are report to the Chief of Staff, General Visaya -- 24 hours lahat. You do not do that, I will order the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the entire PNP to hunt for you.


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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