There can be no justice for the families of drug suspects killed in his administration's war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday.
“If you think that you can get justice simply because you lost somebody who’s a b*** s** into drugs, I’m sorry to tell you I will not allow it. Hindi talaga ako papayag. Ako ang maunang --- sa kulungan but never my… Kaya sinabi ko sa kanila 'trabaho lang kayo, ako ang bahala'," Duterte said in a speech at the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
“Now, what will I do? Sa amin na ‘yan. Basta walang makulong. Sigurado ‘yan. Sabi ko, Itaya mo, 120 percent," he added.
Duterte reiterated his call on those involved in illegal drugs to quit.
“‘Pag binaril ka diyan alam ko drug lord ka, sagasaan kita ulit limang beses,” the President said.
“If you value your life, if you think that life is sacred, well stop the f***** s***. Drop the drugs and drop the arms because I will never, never, never at all would risk my policemen, my military men going to jail because they were doing their duty. That cannot happen,” he added.
Duterte also lashed anew anew at human rights groups criticizing his bloody war on drugs.
“Human rights… All you have to do is to show to the public, 'This is the number of people that killed by Duterte.' Hanggang diyan lang. Eh baliktarin mo lang. Kaya ako binababoy ko ‘yung mga p*… Bakit hindi mo tingnan bakit namatay itong mga unggoy na ‘to? O anong ginawa nila sa Pilipino?” he said.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) earlier earned criticism for promoting police officials who supervised the police officers implicated in the killing of teens accused of involvement in illegal drugs.
According to the PNP, the said officials were never charged.