Rodrigo Duterte

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China sent word that, please, do not do that. So because of our friendship with China, and because we value your friendship, we will not, I will not, go there to raise the Philippine flag.feedback
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Apr 17 2017 China
Rodrigo Duterte has been quoted 152 times. The one recent article where Rodrigo Duterte has been quoted is Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea. Most recently, Rodrigo Duterte was quoted as having said, “We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our control.”.
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I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go. Follow the law and we are alright. Drop shabu and nobody will die tomorrow. If you place the guys lives in jeopardy ... my order is to shoot you.feedback

I know that some of you are giving funding to the other side to destabilize me. You think you can live with it (environmental degradation) because of the 70 billion (pesos) or because they contributed to campaign funds? Not me.feedback

If I become president, I advise you people to put up several funeral parlour businesses. They will be packed. I'll supply the dead bodies.feedback

Is it bad to say I will kill people for my country? It's a warning actually to stop.feedback

If you stop taking shabu tonight, tomorrow I can assure no more killings connected with drugs.feedback

You can ask any policeman or anyone connected with the law enforcement: We produce a generation of criminals.feedback

Those done in the line of duty I take full responsibility. If someone should go to jail, it's not police, not military, not the PDEA - It's me. So where is the big fish? We started with the mayors, they were killed along the way, so there's the big fish.feedback

We would be glad if they have their presence there ... just to patrol. In the Malacca Strait and here in Sulu Sea remains to be a big problem.feedback

Our air and naval capability to cover these disputed areas are less than 50 percent, so we need our allies to help and inform us about developments in the South China Sea.feedback

I made a commitment to President Xi Jinping, I made a solemn commitment that we will talk about this arbitral award during my term. When, I really do not know, but we will talk hard.feedback

They're unloading arms in the Philippines now … I'm serving notice to the armed forces of the United States. Do not do it, I will not allow it. Provisions of the Visiting Forces (Agreement), there shall be no permanent facilities. A depot is by any other name a depot. It's a permanent structure to house arms. You are egging us … egging us (on) to force the issue of arbitral judgment. The missiles of China are pointed at the American expeditions. A depot would serve as a supply line.feedback

I will see to it that they are sentenced to the maximum. You give that power to me back again, I will execute them... I'll hang them in one day, 20 of them - 20 a day. You sons of bitches, you policemen. You will suffer. I can maybe send your heads to South Korea.feedback

I have to protect the Filipino people. It is my duty. And I tell you now, if I have to declare martial law, I will declare it.feedback

I don't care about the Supreme Court. No one can stop me. The right to preserve one's life and my nation ... transcends everything else, even the limitations.feedback

That's nonsense. We had martial law before, what happened? Did it improve our lives now? Not at all.feedback

If I wanted to, and it will deteriorate into something really very virulent, I will declare martial law.feedback

No one can stop me. My country transcends everything else, even the limitations.feedback

I hope that we will all enjoy the time of the year by demonstrating love, solidarity, understanding, happiness and optimism towards our personal ambitions and national aspirations.feedback

The ambassador of a country is the number one spy. But there are ambassador of the U.S., their forte is really to undermine governments.feedback

Yes I will do that! I did that before and I can do that again.feedback

Whoever will use this (public funds) for corruption, I will get him ride the helicopter with me going to Manila and will push him out while we are up on the air.feedback

They were lucky I was not in Manila that time. If I had known there were that much shabu inside a house, I would definitely kill you.feedback

Until the last pusher is out of the street... until the last drugs lord is killed, this drug campaign would continue to the last day of my term.feedback

I don't think he is qualified because the law prohibits it. I am looking into the possibility if I can appoint him again.feedback

I said I killed about three of them. I didn't really know how many bullets from my gun went through inside their bodies.feedback

I am telling you, I am just a small town province boy, I really don't like corruption.feedback

It's not for the faint-hearted. If you are a president and you are afraid of criminals, or you are afraid to kill criminals, then you have no business being a president.feedback

Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just as I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because, I'd kill you.feedback

You guys there are all corrupt. You better watch out. I will bring you down. Tetangco is about to retire, better prepare there, I will give you a whack.feedback

Consistent with this electoral campaign, I have directed the dismissal of the two (officials from) the Bureau of Immigration who are now tainted with corruption.feedback

They will be held accountable for their actions. They will face the full force of the law.feedback

We do not need you. Prepare to leave the Philippines. Prepare for the eventual repeal or abrogation of the VFA.feedback

I used to do it personally. If I can do it why can't you?feedback

I was really looking for an encounter so I can kill.feedback

In Davao I used to do it personally. Just to show to the guys that, if I can do it why can't you? And I go around Davao with a motorcycle, with a big bike around and I would just patrol the streets and looking for trouble also.feedback

If you guys see me always in a sad mood, I am actually pushing a nerve here to relieve the pain.feedback

Oust me - good; assassinate me - better; I have this migraine every day. I have a lot of issues with my spine. What I have is really Buerger's disease. It's an acquired thing that you get from smoking, because of nicotine.feedback

It's not a question of having regrets, none at all, because I entered into it.feedback

On the condition that he lets go of original contract ... Just pay taxes, don't bribe anybody.feedback

And there is no such thing as removing a vice president.feedback

As a matter of fact, I'm ready to go to jail for them, no problem.feedback

I will have to defend them. I will listen to the story and I will take it as the true version ... because they are under me, I should believe them.feedback

I will never allow my country to be thrown to the dogs. I said, when I was a mayor, If you destroy my city with drugs I will kill you.feedback

It is not a signatory of that body. Why? Because at that time, they were afraid Bush would face it.feedback

You scare me that you will jail me? International Criminal Court? Bullshit.feedback

I am ready to cooperate with my new friends – China and Russia – to make this world more peaceful.feedback

The only way for deliverance of this country is to remove it from the clutches of the few people who hold the power and money.feedback

You can count on your fingers the power players of this country. I would not say that they are the elite. I would like just to send this strong message: it's about time that we share the money of the entire country and to move faster, make competition open to all. You stymie competition and we will always be at the mercy of the corrupt people.feedback

We are now also looking into regulatory requirements and institutional arrangements to hasten the entry of new players into the power industry and energy sectors.feedback

China is now complying with the arbitration court's ruling, that's what our American lawyer is saying. China has insisted sovereignty over the Scarborough Shoal but promised to do something about our fishermen when the president raised the issue.feedback

We will not insist on buying expensive arms from the United States. We can always get them somewhere else. I am ordering the police to cancel it. We don't need them.feedback

Many Filipinas are beautiful, but all of you there in the human rights commission are ugly.feedback

I don't want to embarrass my defense secretary but the exercises with the Americans will be the last.feedback

Joint exercise with Japan in general terms is not a problem. Stationing of Japanese troops was not discussed and with the Americans, it's problematic.feedback

If you have the evidence go ahead and file the case. I am not a Filipino for nothing. You do not fuck with our dignity.feedback

This is a problem hidden all these years. Until I became president and squeezed it all out.feedback

If you know any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.feedback

Let us just wait for a few more days, maybe we could return to Scarborough Shoal.feedback

It is not severance of ties. When you say severance of ties, you cut diplomatic relations. I cannot do that.feedback

As in separation, what I was really saying was separation of foreign policy.feedback

But we definitely won't stop the trade and investment activities with the West, specifically the U.S.feedback

The Americans can enter the Philippines anytime without visas. Why? Why don't we make it reciprocal?feedback

China has been a friend of the Philippines and the roots of our bonds are very deep and not easily severed. Even as we arrive in Beijing, close to winter, this is a springtime of our relationship.feedback

I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world - China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way.feedback

I have a good feeling they [China] really want to help us in a big way. If I get something big, I promise you I will build hospitals and schools. If there is anything left, I will use it to help you build a power plant.feedback

I will play with you in public. I will ask five questions that will humiliate you. And I will ask 10 questions for you to agree with me. It would be a spectacle. You better watch it all ... It will give you an entertainment.feedback

I'll play with you. I'm very sure they cannot be brighter than me. I will ask five questions that will humiliate you. Watch out for that, it will be a spectacle.feedback

Ask me any question under the sun, just afford me the right to be heard.feedback

I will go to Japan, then probably I will go to Russia.feedback

For as long as I am there, do not treat us like a doormat because you'll be sorry for it. I will not speak with you. I can always go to China.feedback

I do not expect the human rights (groups), I do not expect (U.S. President Barack) Obama, I do not expect the EU to understand me. Do not understand me and if you think it is high time for you guys to withdraw your assistance, go ahead we will not beg for it.feedback

According to him, only the American troops are benefiting from those exercises.feedback

Although it may sound shit to you, it is my sacred duty to keep the integrity of this republic and the people healthy.feedback

Instead of helping us, the first to criticize is this State Department, so you can go to hell, Mr. Obama, you can go to hell.feedback

You know who are the drug lords here, go to their houses, pour gasoline, set it on fire, show them you are angry at them.feedback

It does not bear the signature of the president of the Republic of the Philippines . Better think twice now, because I would be asking you to leave the Philippines altogether.feedback

I'm going to China to make friends with them and also Russia.feedback

I apologize profoundly and deeply to the Jewish community.feedback

I would like to make it now, here and now, that there was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of the six million Jews murdered.feedback

There are migrants escaping from the Middle East. You allow them to rot and then you're worried about the deaths of about 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 (people in the Philippines).feedback

His targets are "all criminals" and that getting rid of them would "finish the (drug) problem of my country.feedback

Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there's 3 million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them.feedback

I am serving notice now to the Americans, this will be the last military exercise. Jointly, Philippines-U.S.: the last one.feedback

Never mind about the ratings. I will open up the Philippines for them to do business, alliances of trade and commerce.feedback

I am ready to not really break (U.S.) ties but we will open alliances with China and... Medvedev.feedback

I am about to cross the Rubicon between me and the U.S., without elaborating.feedback

I am inviting the United Nations' Ban Ki ... what's the name of that devil? ... Ban Ki-moon.feedback

Even the EU is scolding me. When I was mayor, that was OK but it is different now because I am the president. Why would you insult me?feedback

There were "hundreds of thousands of people already in the drug business" now, some of them working in government.feedback

I did not realize how severe and how serious the problem of drug menace in this republic was until I became president.feedback

From the looks of it, it's the government already doing the operation (of illegal drugs). They (the foreign critics) just don't realize it because it's not their country.feedback

Also gave a statement before, several weeks ago, about the human rights violation. Sabi ko, isa ka pang tarantado (you are another fool).feedback

You just cannot shoot a statement against the president of any country.feedback

Plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets. Until the (last) drug manufacturer is killed we will continue.feedback

Who is he to confront me? As a matter of fact, America has one too many to answer for.feedback

We don't know yet if those barges are precursors of future dredging operations.feedback

We're trying to cope up with a crisis now. There is a crisis in this country involving drugs, extrajudicial killings and there seems to be an environment of lawless violence.feedback

While nobody has owned up to this act, we can only assume that this was perpetrated by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf that has suffered heavy casualties.feedback

Avoid drugs at all cost because it could cost your life too.feedback

Pay the correct taxes... Gamble until you die. I do not really care.feedback

I was mad because even the youth are gambling and there was no way of collecting the proper taxes.feedback

I do not want to insult you. But maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you are that disrespectful, son of a whore, we'll just leave the organisation.feedback

What have you done for the world, Mr United Nations and your expert. You know, when he comes here, you tell him straight, Mayor Duterte would only ask five questions to prove that you are stupid.feedback

You know, United Nations, if you can say one bad thing about me, I can give you 10 [about you]. I tell you, you are an inutile. Because if you are really true to your mandate, you could have stopped all these wars and killing.feedback

Repercussions? I do not give shit to them, they are the ones interfering. You know what, they should have started it with a protocol. They would have sent somebody to talk to me, or at least the rapporteur. You do not go out and give a shitting statement against a country.feedback

All military and police who are attached to these people, I'm giving you 24 hours to report to your mother unit or I will whack you. I'll dismiss you from the service.feedback

If I don't get the word from you, then I will lift the order of cease-fire.feedback

Improve the service or I will open the Philippines for competition.feedback

You don't have business stopping me. That is freedom of expression.feedback

I cannot protect you. it was impossible to send a police officer to guard every journalist in the country.feedback

We will try to see to it that nothing like this will happen again.feedback

Stop messing with me because I have this sacred promise to save the next generation from the evil of drugs. That is my priority.feedback

If you resist arrest, if you offer violent resistance, my order to the police is to shoot to kill.feedback

I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions.feedback

I apologize to the Filipino people for my recent remarks. There was no intention of disrespecting our women and those who have been victims of this horrible crime. Sometimes my mouth can get the better of me. My life is an open book. I am a man of many flaws and contradictions.feedback

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