Duterte: God will weep if I become president


MANILA - What are Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's plans if he becomes president?

In an interview, Duterte said he will implement across the country laws that he has already implemented in Davao City including a public smoking ban and no drinking past midnight.

He also said he will be strict about implementing a no overspeeding law and will bring back the death penalty.

"Pag ako ang pinagbigyan ng Diyos maupo diyan, mismong ang Diyos, iiyak yan. Tingnan mo," he told a group of transport operators and drivers in Paranaque.

Duterte earlier said he will remain unapologetic about his tough talk against criminals, saying that crime is making life miserable for law-abiding citizens.

He earlier warned that extrajudicial killings could rise to 50,000 or even 100,000 if he is elected president.

"Alam po pag ako ang presidente, I will warn you I do not covet the position. Pag naging presidente ako, magtago na kayo. Yung 1,000 n ayan it would reach 50,000. I will kill all you [expletive]," he said in an interview with Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa.

"Manalo ako kasi because of breakdown of law and order. I do not want to commit a crime but if by chance, God will place me there, magbantay kayo. Yung 1,000, magiging 100,000. Dyan mo makita tataba yung isda sa Manila Bay. Dyan ko kayo itapon."

Duterte's statements have irked former Commission on Human Rights chairwoman Etta Rosales who warned that the mayor is making a mockery of the criminal justice system.

She said she might even campaign against Duterte if he decides to run for president.