By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte urged members of the police to “do your duty” in accordance with law.
During the destruction of illegal drugs worth P7.51 billion in Cavite Thursday, Duterte reiterated that he is assuming full legal responsibility for the killings committed during anti-drug operations.
“Wala akong pakialam diyan sa human rights. I am telling the law enforcement, the uniformed personnel, do your duty. Do it in accordance with law,” the President said.
“Pero be alert and be wise. Alam mo konting pagkamali lang barilin mo na because kung maunahan ka o maalanganin ka maleche na,” he added.
Duterte also acknowledged the role police play in crime prevention.
“I salute you for your undying patriotic fervor. I salute you because you understand the problem and because you worry about your country. I salute you because tayo lahat sa gobyerno magkasama and we protect each other,” he said.