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Duterte warns ‘ninja cops’: I can be evil like you — and more than if I want to be

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said he can be more evil than “ninja cops” or police officers recycling and selling seized drugs.

In a speech at the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo Thursday, Duterte said erring cops, robbers, and drug pushers do not have the monopoly of evil.

“Alam mo kasi dito may mga — may mga Pilipino, itong sa droga, hold-up, itong mga pulis na ito, p***** i** mamamatay ‘yan tingnan mo. Huwag mo akong bigyan ng mga ninja cops na ‘yung mga — mga gangster kayo, leche.

“You know, kayong mga ninja, kayong mga holdaper, kayong mga drug pusher, akala ninyo kayo lang ang matigas because you think that you have a monopoly of evil in this country. Well, I think you are — that’s a very stupid paradigm because I can be evil like you and more than if I want to be. Pero, if I decided to be a good boy, I am a good boy like now,” the Chief Executive said.

In a recent Senate hearing, resigned Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde was accused by retired high-ranking police officers of protecting his men who allegedly sold illegal drugs seized during an operation.

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