‘What did he just say?’ New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in his own words | South China Morning Post

‘What did he just say?’ New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in his own words | South China Morning Post — Here are some of his post-election quotes:

“Just because you are a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination if you are a son of a b***h.”

This came while he was explaining that some journalists killed in the Philippines – one of the most dangerous nations in the world for media workers – are corrupt.

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“That’s the trouble here, they’re always raising fears about this or that United Nations convention. I say, f*** you UN, you can’t even solve the Middle East carnage … couldn’t even lift a finger in Africa [with the] butchering [of] the black people. Shut up all of you.”

That was a seemingly unprovoked attack on the United Nations, perhaps due to a UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings highlighting concerns in 2008 about vigilante killings in Davao.

“You sons of w****s, aren’t you ashamed? You ask so many favours, even from me.”

This was part of a series of tirades against leaders of the Catholic Church, which counts 80 per cent of Filipinos as followers.

“It’s a very simple sentence in the constitution, which says the president has the power to pardon a criminal offender. If I tell someone, kill them [criminals] and they say ‘but sir, I will be charged’, I just

… get a carbon copy of the [pardon] paper and I will sign it. If the lawyer objects, even the lawyer, you kill him.”

Duterte has said thousands of criminals will die in his war on crime. Here he is offering an assurance to police concerned his shoot-to-kill orders may be illegal.

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“If they are there in your neighbourhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun. You have my support. If he fights and fights to the death, you can kill him. I will give you a medal.”

Duterte calling on ordinary Filipinos to also kill suspected criminals.

“I need the military to pitch [in the anti-drug campaign]. I need military officers who are sharp-shooters and snipers. It’s true. If you [criminals] fight, I will have a sniper shoot you.”

Duterte telling reporters he will use military snipers to kill criminals. He later said he would employ machine-gunners as well.

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“Three kids are enough. You social workers must be proactive. Tell them: ‘Mayor said if you will have a fifth child, he will cut off your p***s’.”

Duterte joking about how he would enforce his planned family planning programme.

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