Members of the media attending the Freedom for Media Freedom for All Forum in Davao participated in the symbolic signing of the manifesto of the National Union of the Journalist of the Philippines’ campaign against journalists as witness on the drug war operations called as the SIGN against the SIGN.
(Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com)

  • JohnYouAreSoCorrect

    Everyone knows Duterte urges the cops & the public to murder petty-crime suspects. But he also talks a lot about murdering others…

    On media people whom he says are not fair to him: “See how they slant. I don’t know. But someday – I’m not scaring them – but someday, karma will come.”
    “Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination if you’re a son of a b**ch. Most of those killed, to be frank, have done something. You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong. If you are an upright journalist, nothing will happen to you. The example here is Pala. I do not want to diminish his memory but he was a rotten son of a b**ch. He deserved it.”
    “I have my own website and attack you and all that I have to do is to make a research of your life, and the life of your children and daughter and I will just put it there.”

    To human rights activists: “Fine, let’s stop and let the number of drug personalities increase. When harvest time comes and there are many of them, I will include you — because you made the problem bigger.”

    After repeating death threats to criminal suspects, he said, “Even their lawyers, I will include them.”
    “Don’t trust those human rights critics. If you do I will cut off your heads. … Human rights? That is bulls**t to me.”

    To EU officials who disagree with him: “I will just be happy to hang you. If I have the preference, I’ll hang all of you.”

    If he doesn’t murder you, he’ll imprison you: “If I think the situation is still chaotic and you ask me to lift it (martial law), I will arrest you and put you behind bars.”

    The man is a psychopath.

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