President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hits back one of his critics- a former president at that, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, after the latter made a comment regarding the administrations brutal drug war.
The former president during the 8th anniversary of former President Corazon Aquino was quoted by reporters saying “Parang walang nangyari” pertaining to the administration’s brutal war on illegal drugs, stating a 2015 statistic is the same with the numbers from the end of 2016- 1.8 million illegal drug users.
|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lambasted former President Benigno Aquino III following his statement of "parang walang nangyari" pertaining to the brutal war on drugs campaign by Pres. Duterte ( photo credit to ABS CBN)|
“Sabi ni PNoy [Aquino] parang walang nangyari. Sige, pumasok ka sa droga, PNoy, kung hindi kita pinutulan ng ulo buwang ka. Anong walang nangyari. Gago ka,” said Duterte in his speaking engagement during the anniversary of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Quezon City.
The president lambasted Aquino that during his time his aides and generals were the very ones involved in the trade of illegal drugs in the country.
He also, accused former Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas’ aide as being connected to the illicit drug trade.
“Mga generals mo noon, yang aide mo, aide ni [Manuel] Roxas puro nasa droga konektado.” The president is referring to Vicente Loot, a former police official and now mayor of Daanbantayan in the province of Cebu.
“Number 1 diyan yung bata niyo si General Loot. Isa pa yang ulol na yan. I don’t know kung nandito si Loot. P****g ina mo, huwag mo ako takutin general ka,” the President said.
Loot was interviewed by a Cebu based newspaper and said that Criminal Investigation and Detection Group regional office in the Central Visayas had "cleared him of alleged involvement in drugs and criminal activities, his alleged failure to implement the anti-drug and criminality programs of the Department of Interior and Local Government, as well as his alleged unexplained wealth."