Duterte brings gun in heated confrontation with mayor: P**** i** mo ‘pag hindi tayo nagkaintindihan, babarilin kita dito! ‘Di ako duwag tulad ng iba!
President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he brought a gun with him during a tense meeting with a mayor in a province shortly before election day.
Duterte talked about how he sent a strong message to the mayor that he would not tolerate any more violence in that provincial town.
In a speech in Pasig City on May 11, Duterte said: “Noong isang gabi lang. Pinaalis ko ang lahat ng security ko. ‘Alis kayo diyan’. Ayaw ko lang rin insultuhin ‘yung tao but for the very first time sa pagka-mayor ko, I was talking to a guy na nagdala ako ng baril.”
“Kasi sabi ko, ‘P**** i** mo ‘pag hindi tayo nagkaintindihan, babarilin kita dito’. Ganon lang ang style niyan,” he added.
Duterte did not mention the mayor or the town but he was most probably alluding to Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental where he held a command conference on May 9 with the region’s top police and military officials and the mayor, Magdaleno Peña.
“Pumunta ako…nagpapatayan eh. Ang sinabi ko sa kanila doon, as I have said, I may be the President, I may be your party mate, but I can only say what is right and to tell you what is wrong. I cannot use government powers or money,” he said.
“Sabi ko sa military pati police, stay neutral. That is your job to keep the peace. Eh lahat. Lahat ng police, talagang pinalitan ko…Lahat, to the last man, pinaalis ko. Sabi ko… Kasi nagpapatayan.
Tapos may sinabi ako. Ayaw kong magyabang eh. Pero may sinabi talaga ako sa mayor doon,” he said.
“First time. Ayan, mga security ko ‘yan. Mahaba ‘yung table doon eh. Narrow, mahaba. Pinaalis ko ‘yung — tapos ‘yung isa gusto magpaiwan sa comfort room. Sabi ko, ‘Alis ka diyan’. Nagdala akong baril, may kausap ako na tao. Sabi ko ‘pag nagkamali itong p***** i**** ‘to. I won’t mind losing the presidency. In moments of na ganun ano, hindi ako nag-iisip na makulong, ganun. Hindi ako gaya ng iba na duwag.”
Peña lost to his erstwhile running mate, Vice Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo, in the May 13 elections. Yulo escaped an ambush during her campaign which claimed the lives of her brother and nephew.
“Ako hindi ako nagyayabang. Ito ang deal ko. Alam mo kasi ganito eh. ‘Pag ayaw ng mayor, ayaw ng city police director or chief of police, talagang wala ‘yan. Pagka bumigay ang mayor o ang chief of police mo g***, ah patay ka,” he said.
“Kaya ako, noong na-assign sila, isa lang. Hindi ako nagtapang… Sabi ko lang ito ang deal. Huwag — kung meron kayong previous assignment na naglalaro ng ganon, huwag mong dalhin dito sa akin. Mayor ako. Kasi kung hindi tayo magkaintindihan, p***** i** magbabarilan talaga tayo dito. Oo, totoo ‘yan,” he added.