Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is known for two things: (1) turning the country's former murder capital into one of the most peaceful cities in the world; (2) his fearless statements about his brand of justice. No wonder many are rooting for him to join the 2016 Presidential Elections, even though Duterte himself seems uninterested in the presidency.
If all of that ain't tough enough for you though, wait 'til you hear his interview with public affairs program Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa, wherein "The Punisher" admitted his connection to the infamous Davao Death Squad, which is allegedly behind summary executions of criminals in the city.
Despite the condemnation of human rights organizations like the New York-based Human Rights Watch, Duterte even declared he will increase the reported 1,000 summary killings credited to the group to 100,000 if ever he is elected president.
Below are the highlights of his latest hard-hitting interview, a new chapter in in his ever-expanding book of badassery.
ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH'S CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DAVAO DEATH SQUAD KILLINGS:
HIS BOLD INVITATION TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH:
ON HIS RELUCTANCE TO BE THE NEXT HEAD OF STATE:
HIS STERN WARNING TO ALL CRIMINALS:
ON WHY HE WILL WIN THE PRESIDENCY:
ON HIS "PLAN OF EXECUTION":
HIS PARTING MESSAGE TO THE FILIPINO ELECTORATE:
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