Shoot-to-kill order issued against narco-politicians in Philippines

(From The Philippine Star)

President Duterte issued a “shoot-to-kill” order on Friday against politicians involved in illegal drugs, saying their unforgivable acts have plunged the country into a crisis.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon city, Metro Manila

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Duterte, who has vowed to end the narcotics trade and criminality within six months, accused the politicians of destroying lives and of enriching themselves at the expense of the people.

“P***ng i** ninyo. Did you not think about where this problem would lead us? It’s good that I am the President now. I will have you killed. Have you seen what you’ve done to the Philippines? And then I will forgive you?” the President said in an interview in Davao City.

“My order is shoot to kill. I don’t care about human rights. Believe me. I don’t give a s**t about what they will say. This war is against drugs and we have a crisis,” he added.

“Shoot to kill will remain until the last day of my term,” he added. Read More



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