MANILA - Singer Jim Paredes confronted supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte along EDSA Saturday as the country marked the 31st anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Paredes, one of the most vocal critics of Duterte, told members of the Dutete Youth that the president is accountable for the deaths of thousands of drug suspects.
"He (Duterte) even told the citizens, patayin n'yo ang mga addict. Sabi niya sa mga pulis, 'pag walang baril, mag-iwan kayo ng baril. Hindi n'yo naririnig iyun? Total denial pa kayo," he said.
"Wake up, Pilipino tayo!"
(Duterte even told the citizens, kill the drug addicts. He told police, if the drug suspects are not armed, plant guns. Have you not heard that. Are you still in total denial? Wake up! We're Filipinos.)
At one point, Paredes also asked the group: "Were you paid to do this (rally)?"
Most of the Duterte supporters, their fists raised in Duterte's signature campaign pose, stayed quiet for the most part of Paredes' rant.
A scuffle ensued, however, when a supposed companion of the singer attempted to snatch a tarpaulin of the Duterte youth, prompting policemen to pry the two groups apart.
-- Video from Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News