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Duterte favors arming civilians, vows to pardon those who kill criminals, terrorists

President Duterte has announced plans to “arm civilians” to boost the government’s campaign against the crime and terrorism and grant them pardon if convicted of any killing.

“I intend to also arm the civilians,” the President said in a press conference during his visit to Bohol where the military recently clashed with Abu Sayyaf terrorists.

“I also encourage civilians to kill kasi dead or alive man yan, may reward. Pero mas gusto ko dead kasi yung alive, may pakain pa ako, ma’am. Magastos pa yun,” said Duterte who held a security briefing with local officials.

If a citizen kills a terrorist, Duterte urged the person to come forward and promised to protect and pardon him.

“Kapag nakapatay ka na, you just go to the police and make the report and state your truth. Walang problema, I will take care of you and pardon you for whatever (case?),” he said.

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  • john appleseed

    Here are many more Duterte quotes about his love of murder:
    “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”
    “If you want to kill the drug addict, just shoot him in the head!”
    “I’m not saying you kill them but the order is ‘dead or alive.’”
    “In Davao I used to do it personally. Just to show the guys that if I can do it, why can’t you? And I’d go around in Davao with a motorcycle, with a big bike around, and I would just patrol the streets, looking for trouble also. I was really looking for a confrontation so I could kill.”
    “If you lose your job, I’ll give you one. Kill all the drug addicts,” the President told returning OFWs. “Help me kill addicts. Let’s kill addicts every day.”
    “I killed about three of them. I don’t know how many bullets from my gun went inside their bodies.”
    To human rights activists: “Fine, let’s stop and let the number of drug personalities increase. When harvest time comes and there are many of them, I will include you — because you made the problem bigger.”
    “If they pull out a gun, kill them. If they don’t, kill them still, son of a whore, so it’s over, lest you lose the gun. I’ll take care of you.”
    “There’s 3 million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them.”
    “When I said I’ll stop criminality, I’ll stop criminality. If I have to kill you, I’ll kill you. Personally.”
    “Do not lie to me. You will get shot.”
    “If you are doing an illegal activity in my city, if you are a criminal or part of a syndicate that preys on the innocent people of the city, for as long as I am the mayor, you are a legitimate target of assassination.”
    “Like what happened in San Juan. They were lucky I was not (there). If there was that big haul of shabu, I will really kill you. Let’s not resort to drama. I, myself, will shoot them if nobody would shoot them.”
    “I will have you killed. I will win because of the breakdown of law and order. I do not want to commit a crime. But if by chance per chance God will place me there watch out because that 1,000 will become 100,000. If I win then beware. The fish in Manila Bay will get fat. I will throw you there.”
    Asked if he illegally killed a suspect by dropping him from a helicopter: “Wala naman nakatingin noon.”
    “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. Hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out, because I’d kill you.”
    On media people whom he says are not fair to him: “See how they slant. I don’t know. But someday – I’m not scaring them – but someday, karma will come.”
    “Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination if you’re a son of a b**ch. Most of those killed, to be frank, have done something. You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong. If you are an upright journalist, nothing will happen to you. The example here is Pala. I do not want to diminish his memory but he was a rotten son of a b**ch. He deserved it.”
    After repeating death threats to criminal suspects, he said, “Even their lawyers, I will include them.”
    “Get out of my city if you’re doing drugs or other crimes, because if you don’t, I’ll kill you.”
    “To all the military men, and to all the police, go out and hunt for them, and I will protect you.”
    To EU officials who disagree with him: “I will just be happy to hang you. If I have the preference, I’ll hang all of you.”
    Duterte’s Police chief Bato adds: “Would you like to kill them? Go ahead. Why don’t you give them a visit, pour gasoline on their homes and set these on fire to register your anger.”

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