By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he’s ready to go to jail after the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda found reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity were committed in his campaign against illegal drugs.
Duterte was reacting to former Senator Antonio Trillanes’ statements on Twitter that despite attempts to ignore the ICC inquiry on his deadly war on drugs, Duterte “cannot get away” from it.
“Mas marunong ka pa. Bakit mo ako takutin na magpreso? If it is my destiny that mapreso ako, ‘di mapreso ako,” he said during his weekly address.
The Chief Executive added that he is not afraid of ICC and is willing to die for his principles.
“Natatakot daw ako. Hindi ako natatakot uy, ulol, kung hindi ka ba talaga ugaling aso. Ako, magpakamatay ako sa prinsipyo ko. Kung iyang prinsipyo ko na ‘yan ikamatay ko, okay ‘yan sa akin. Ipakulong ako habangbuhay, okay sa akin ‘yan. Pero ginawa ko ang… Ginagawa ko ang tama,” he said.