Kahit aso ugali niyan, gusto ko tabla! Duterte wants zero violence in 2019 elections
President Rodrigo Duterte is appealing to politikos, police, soldiers and communist rebels to avoid the violanece in the 2019 elections. “Any politician, whether for or against me or my administration, are bound by the same limitations of law. That is the Alunan doctrine which I am adopting because it is good for the country. Nobody, no politicians would go around with long firearms,” said Duterte in a speech.
“Kayo pa naman — kayong mga komunistang nakikinig, if you really find it in your heart to be a participant of an exercise of the people to choose their candidate, kindly do not mess up with it. If you still want me or maybe hoping to talk to me with the remaining three years, I’d like you to honor this tradition of our people, ” he added. Duterte said eveyrbody should respect the choice of the people even if they elect a dog in power.
“Hindi na bale sabihin nila na parang aso ang ugali niyan. That is
none of your business because if it is the will of the people, kanya
na… That’s democracy. Wala tayong magawa,” he said.
Duterte said he would personally make sure to enforce a level playing
field in the elections as he threatened to go after troublemakers.
” want the Armed Forces and the Police to stay strictly neutral. Ang mga taga-gobyerno, including the Cabinet secretary, I have not allowed them to do some campaigning for or against anybody. Iyan ho ang maibigay ko sa inyo ngayon,” he said.
“You know, pinuntahan ko dito, in the hope that maybe my presence, however short, however brief, I can talk to the leaders and say do not do it because if you will do it, away ang abutin mo sa akin. And if you come to — become you — a very violent person, then I will confront you personally kasi trabaho ko ‘yan. Gusto ko lang tabla,” he added.
Duterte visited Albay after it was rocked by the murder of Ako Bicol Rep Rodel Batocabe in December 2018. Batocabe is running for mayor in Daraga City where the incumbent, Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, has been arrested for being the alleged mastermind in his slay.