President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his impromptu speech Tuesday in the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017 cannot make himself more clearer in his campaign against illegal drugs.
War on drugs, was one of his campaign promises when he ran for the seat in Malacanang last year- a brutal war against illegal drugs, which caused an international alarm with those so called human rights groups.
In his speech he threw a question to the audience : “Why should I be kind to criminals?”
|Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte (photo credit to owner)|
The President said that he’d rather use the funds for the rehabilitation of drug dependents should just be channeled to projects that aim to generate more jobs.
“Bakit ako mag-rehabilitate ng criminals? Eh kasalanan mo. T****na wag mo ko b***s**t dyan,” Duterte said in an impromptu speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017.
(Why should I rehabilitate criminals? It’s their fault why they’re like that. Son of a b***h. Don’t give me that b***s**t.)
“Ako, kapag criminal ka, criminal ka talaga (For me, if you are a criminal, you are really a criminal) ... why should I be kind to criminals?” he added.
The President in his previous speaking engagements has turned down the idea in reforming criminals, branding them as “monsters” who have “lost the essence or existence of a productive person.”
Duterte had repeatedly berated the European Union for supposedly proposing a "health-based solution" to the drug problem that involved dispensing methampetamine, locally known as shabu.
The maverick leader had branded the supposed EU recommendation a "government-sponsored idiotic exercise."
"The sons of bitches, they want us to build clinics, then we should, instead of arresting or putting them in prison like in other countries, you go there and if you want shabu they will inject you or give you shabu," he said in a previous speech before Filipino-Chinese businessmen.
According to the EU, it was working with the Department of Health and World Health Organization in implementing a program that "aims to support recovery from addiction, while keeping families together and facilitating development of social and job skills."
Report from Philstar