Walang areglo! Duterte orders suspects in airport luggage theft killed
By: Xave Gregorio
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the suspects in the luggage theft at Clark International Airport killed.
Duterte told Clark Airport officials that he wants the six Miascor ground employees involved in the luggage pilferage incident killed, or he will turn his ire to airport executives.
“Ah, p***** i** ‘yung… Hindi ko, hindi ko ‘to— walang areglo diyan. ‘Pag hindi, parusahan ko kayo. Kung hindi ninyo gawin, ako ang papatay diyan,” Duterte told airport officials in a meeting at Malagos Clubhouse in Malacañang Park on Thursday (January 17).
“Patayin mo na lang. [inaudible] mo na lang ‘yung police dun. Marami ‘yan diyan,” Duterte said.
Before this, Clark Airport acting President Alexander Cauguiran was telling Duterte the legal actions they and Miascor have taken against the six errant employees.
“Ang Miascor po at naatasan natin mag-conduct ng investigation dahil alam natin na empleyado nila ang nakakakita lang sa bagahe. So madali pong napa-amin. Inamin naman nila sa imbestigasyon. So kinabukasan, nag-file po kami ng— pina-terminate na namin po at at the same time, pina-demanda,” Cauguiran said.
But Duterte insisted that he wants the six killed as Filipino only learn lessons that way.
“Ang Pilipino hindi matuto ‘pag hindi mo ginanun eh. Or they continue to do it unless you put a stop to it,” Duterte said.
He added he will not hesitate to take airport officials out.
“I would not hesitate to take you out. Tutal marami na lang rin akong kaso diyan, eh dagdagan ko na lang,” he said.
Six Miascor employees have been charged with theft after admitting they pilfered the luggage of overseas Filipino worker Jovenil dela Cruz.
Aside from the killing of the six suspects, Duterte is also demanding a public apology from airport authorities and for the victim to be paid.
“I want government, whoever is the spokesman, I don’t care anybody who’d be here connected with the— to make a public apology and kung sino ‘yung nandiyan in-charge, kayo mag-raise ng amount,” he said.
Miascor has already paid Dela Cruz as compensation for the lost items which total P82,824.
Duterte has earned the criticism of local and international human rights groups for allegedly sanctioning extrajudicial killings in his bloody ear on drugs.
He was recently named by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project as 2017 Person of the Year for “making a mockery” of the rule of law.