President Duterte says will adhere to rule of law in crime fight

(From The Philippine Star)

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday stressed that he will adhere to due process and rule of law in fighting drugs and criminality upon taking his oath of office as the 16th president of the country.

President Rodrigo Duterte took his oath of office at Malacañang's Rizal Hall on Thursday

President Rodrigo Duterte takes his oath of office at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on Thursday

In his speech following his inauguration, Duterte, a former prosecutor, said he knows the limits of his power and authority as president.

“I know that there are those who do not approve of my methods of fighting criminality. They say that my methods are unorthodox and verge on the illegal,” Duterte said in his inaugural speech.

Duterte narrated how he had seen corruption and illegal drugs affect the government and the lives of Filipino families.

The president called on the Congress and the Commission on Human Rights to remain consistent to its mandate. Read More



Categories: Asia Times News & Features, Southeast Asia

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,