Duterte on killing criminals: Those who believe me are 'stupid'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 29 2016 11:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said people who believe that he killed criminals when he was still Davao City mayor are "stupid".

"I'm facing stupid people so, I cannot really do anything for them," Duterte told ABS-CBN News in an exclusive interview.

"If you do not find out, spend time to validate and verify, it's your problem," Duterte said when asked to clarify about his previous statements that he killed and would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts.

"Ang masama nito, mga g*** na ito, sabi killing suspects. I was fighting criminals," Duterte added.

(The bad thing about it was these people kept on saying I killed suspects. I was fighting criminals.)

When asked to further clarify his confusing rhetoric, Duterte said, 

"Basta ako, mahal ko ang bayan ko. 'Wag mo sirain. T****** yayariin kita."

(I just love my country. Don't destroy it, otherwise I'll destroy you.)

Asked in a separate interview with GMA News on whether he has killed people who did not fight back, Duterte said, "You can never get a validation from me or if it happened or it didn't happen."