PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has said he would have “salvaged” foreign critics of the drugs war if they were in the Philippines.
“Salvage” means summary execution in the Philippines.
In a speech before the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Duterte lashed out at the international community’s recognition of his staunch critic, detained Sen. Leila de Lima.
“Kita mo si De Lima. Before the international crowd, she’s a Joan of Arc. Binigyan pa ng mga medal of valor. Paka-bugok nitong mga p*****-i**** to. Patawarin sana sila ng… Kaya kung dito ‘yan sa Pilipinas, sinalvage ko na iyan. Anak ng p***. Barilin mo yang p*****-i**** yan. Walang kakuwenta-kuwenta,” he said.
De Lima has been detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center since February 2017 for allegedly accepting drug money from convicted crime lords when she was still justice secretary.
De Lima, a fierce critic of the administration’s anti-narcotics drive, rejected the allegation, saying this was politically-motivated.
Duterte also also took a swipe at former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein.