Kayo nag umpisa nito! Duterte tells priests: Mamatay na kayong lahat wala akong pakialam!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ramped up his attacks against Catholic priests, saying he does not care if they get killed.
“Ngayon mag-ganti ako sa kanila. And they tried to picture me na ‘pag namatay sila, ‘yung may — I should be blamed because of my outburst. The hell. Wala akong pakialam kung mamatay kayo ngayon lahat. Maluwang pa ang ating cemetery,” Duterte said in a speech delivered in Davao City.
The President reminded the Catholic Church that it was the institution that started the “g***** b***** fight.”
“P***** i** wala akong pakialam. Kung mamatay kayo sa kag****** ninyo inyo ‘yan. You started the g***** b***** fight. Kayo ‘yung in a solemn sacrament of the mass of the Catholic Church, hiningi ninyo ang kamatayan ko sa Diyos,” according to him.
“Mabuti’t na lang ang Diyos hindi nakinig, eh kung nakinig? Eh ‘di nahulog na ‘yung eroplano ko. Mga g*** pala kayo Diyos ‘yan eh. Iyan oh. They say that it’s omnipotent, too powerful. It’s God who gives and takes away life,” he added.
Duterte said other politicians are afraid to speak against the Church because they fear of losing an election.
“Kayong Katoliko, kayong mga pari you have been at it ever since. Nobody would criticize you even before — not even the slightest irritation. Takot kasi ang mga politiko, takot ang mga taga-gobyerno sa inyo kasi ‘pag kinalaban kayo, the popular notion that if you are an opponent of the Church, you lose,” the chief executive explained.
“Anong pakialam ko. I’m on my third last three years. Third year of the last three years. So? Ano? Bakit ako matakot matalo? Hindi naman ako makatakbo ng eleksyon. Kaya babastusin ko kayo,” he added.