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Kahit mayor takot! Duterte: Policemen superior to soldiers

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Policemen and soldiers may both wield firearms in the performance of their duty, but President Rodrigo Duterte believes the former is superior than the latter because of their swagger.

In a speech during Senator-elect Bong Go’s victory party in Davao City Friday (May 24), Duterte said even mayors are afraid of policemen.

“Kaya ang pulis dito matapang. Kaya ngayon, with you — I do not mean to offend anybody — ang sikat ngayon ang pulis. Hindi na ang military — hindi na ang mayor. Ang mayor must defer to the police kasi tatanungin ko lang — ang tanungin ko lang naman sa kanila, sabihin mo lang sa akin ang totoo, para alam ko kung anong diskarte magagawa ko,” he said.

Duterte, a former mayor of Davao City, said he taught the police to shoot criminals if they feel their lives were in danger when he was moonlighting as a lecturer at a local college.

“In the performance of duty, ‘pag tingin mo that your life is in danger, shoot. Lalo na may pamilya ka. Huwag kang magpakamatay para lang diyan sa mga kriminal na ‘yan,” he said.

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