- Pres. Rodrigo Duterte tells United Nations to stop because he is the President
- Duterte’s statement is in reaction to the statement released by the United Nations of his administrations’s unforgiving campaign against illegal drugs
- Earlier, the Chief Executive threatened to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations further stating that he did not care about the views of human rights advocates and experts from the United Nations
“I’m the President, you fool!”
This was said by tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte in reaction to the statement released by the United Nations and all the other critics of his administration’s ‘no-mercy’ campaign against illegal drugs trade.
Based on record, the unforgiving campaign has claimed the lives of some 1,700 drug personalities and triggered condemnation from international groups, an article written by Marlon Ramos which was published on The Philippine Daily Inquirer stated.
According to the President the United Nations broke protocols when it issued a statement expressing concern over the unabated extrajudicial killings which characterized his war on drugs.
“When I was mayor, you can really criticize me … call me names. But these dimwits forgot that I’m now a President and I represent a country,” the President was quoted as saying during the 10th anniversary celebration of the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario.
As such, the Chief Executive dared the world body not to go outside to the media and start blabbering their mouth because he represents a sovereign state.
Earlier, Pres. Duterte threatened to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations further stating that he did not care about the views of human rights advocates and experts from the United Nations on his controversial anti-drug campaign.
“My business is to protect the people of the Philippines and keep intact the integrity of the republic. That is my solemn and sacred duty,” he stressed.