Duterte curses Daanbantayan mayor during meeting

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 19 2017 04:36 PM

UNFORGIVABLE: President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday revealed that he cursed a former police official he earlier tagged in the illegal drug trade.

During a speech before high-ranking police officials in Malacañang, Duterte said he cursed former Chief Superintendent and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot during his meeting with mayors at the presidential palace last week.

“Makita ko si Loot. Hindi ako nakapagpigil, minura ko. Sabi ko, ‘Mayor you are guilty of treason. You were once a police officer, inasahan ka ng gobyerno, ginastusan ka ng gobyerno tapos ganoon ang ginawa mo sa bayan?’” Duterte said.

“Unforgivable yung ganon. I cannot reconcile how you can be so corrupt na pati ang kalaban mo ang mismong tao.”

Loot is one of the five police officers identified by Duterte as allegedly involved in illegal drug trade.

Loot was director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Training Service and director of Police Regional Office 8 before retiring.

He won as mayor of Daanbantayan, Cebu in the recently concluded May 9 elections.

Loot has denied the accusation against him, claiming he is a victim of "black propaganda."