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Nagpigil lang? Duterte on ex-nemesis Prospero Nograles: Gusto kong patayin talaga!

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President Rodrigo Duterte got so affected by the propaganda launched against him by his former long-time nemesis, ex-House Speaker Prospero Nograles, that killing him has crossed his mind.

In a speech before businessmen on August 9, Duterte revealed that it was Nograles who popularized the rumor he killed petty criminals and his political opponents as mayor of Davao City.

“Nabaon ‘yung issue sa ‘yung human rights, human rights. Sinakyan kasi nila, you know very well, we are all Filipinos. It was an issue of Nograles. ‘Yung congressman, ‘yung speaker,” he said.

“Yun ang dapat kung gusto kong patayin talaga. Hindi ko lang mapatay-patay ang ga… Nakikinig ‘yung buang na ‘yun eh. Kasi ‘yung asawa niya, pinsan ko,” Duterte explained.

The President said Nograles often found a way to attack him, particularly during the election season, whenever someone was killed.

“Ako naman, I’m the type na, ‘Maniwala ka diyan? O sige, maniwala kayo,'” he said.

Duterte and Nograles reconciled in 2015 after years of feuding.

Self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato has claimed that Duterte ordered the killing of four of Nograles’ bodyguards in 2010.

The former Speaker’s camp, however, has denied the allegation.