Sa gitna ng mga pambabatikos ng United Nations (UN) at human rights group, nagpahayag ng matigas na paninindigan si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte kahapon na nakahanda itong samahan sa kalaboso ang mga pulis at militar na sumasagupa sa giyera kontra iligal na droga.
“I have imparted to the military and police very clearly. You will have my support, you will have all the things that you need to fight the criminal.
Do not worry in the pursuit of law and order, pursuant to my directions you do not have to worry about criminal liability.
I will go to the prison for you…. I will go to prison, I will not even ask for special room give me the bed with the foam and give me something to read there are so many books that’s filing up and I do not have the chance to read them all,” pahayag ni Duterte sa National Heroes Day ceremony kahapon.
“I take full legal responsibility. You do not do it according to the books, there will always be witnesses and if you have the witnesses at the time and you are already pressed down do not worry just call my name and I will be there to protect you,” dagdag nito.
Pero mariin din ang pagbabanta ng Pangulo sa mga korap na kawani ng pamahalaan, mga pulis na tiwali, hukom at prosecutors. Lagi aniyang mayroong araw para sa pagtutuos.