- President Duterte graced the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Navy
- The President briefly talked about terrorism and the South China Sea disputes, before veering into his anti-illegal drug campaign
- He told drug suspects to look for their reason to be in jail if they want to live longer
President Rodrigo Duterte has again issued a warning against people involved in the illicit drug trade in the country, especially those from Cebu province.
In his speech at the Coconut Palace in Manila during the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, President Duterte briefly talked about terrorism and the territorial threats in West Philippine Sea before veering to his administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.
The President spoke about someone who he said admitted before the Congress that he played with drugs, but flaunted that there was no evidence found that he ever had drugs in his possession.
“You know, if you do that publicly and then you flaunt it as if you are a righteous person just because there was no evidence although you are the one responsible… You know if I were you guys in Cebu, stay in jail. You want to live longer? Stay in jail. Look for your own reason to be in jail. Do not go out of that facility. It would not be healthy for you,” the President said.
As per the Inquirer, the President also warned cops involved in drugs; saying they will be the first to go if caught. He admitted that the police force had been infiltrated by criminals.
“I’m just warning them that if you are into it, you will be the first to go,” he said.
“And to all of those criminals out there, to all those rogue policemen and all creating hell for us, I have yet sufficient time to correct all of these things. You might not like the way how I correct things but I would just love to warn you that there is no turning back on this and I am there in the drug war in front,” President Duterte added.
Here’s the President’s speech: