Rodrigo Duterte


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I will hire you as soldiers - same pay, same privileges, and I will build houses for you in some
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May 28 2017 Iraq
Rodrigo Duterte has been quoted 225 times. The one recent article where Rodrigo Duterte has been quoted is Philippine leader asks separatists, Maoists to join fight against Islamic State. Most recently, Rodrigo Duterte was quoted as having said, “If this drags on, and you want to join, take your chance with the Republic.”.
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I'll be harsh. To my countrymen who have experienced martial law. It would not be any different from what President Marcos did. I'd be harsh. If it would take a year to do it then we'll do it. If it's over with a month, then I'd be happy. To my countrymen, do not be too scared. I'm going home. I will deal with the problem once I

When it comes to the military sphere, the current situation in the world is reaching a critical state, and I can't rule out military

I don't want anything to do with the US and I want them to stop telling me what to do. I've never been to their country, and when they invited me to Trump's inauguration I declined, because I was planning to visit

I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him there are three of us against the world: China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way. America, since the end of the 1960s, has been interfering in other states. They offer a country help but demand in exchange that the country adopts certain laws, for example legalises gay

We intend to drill oil there, if it's yours, well, that's your view, but my view is, I can drill the oil, if there is some inside the bowels of the earth because it is ours. His response to me, we're friends, we don't want to quarrel with you, we want to maintain the presence of warm relationship, but if you force the issue, we'll go to

Yeah, he can go ahead. He is free to do it. This is a

It is true that there are deaths – is there a drug war where no one is killed? But not in the character and kind that I was dished out, including ordering the killing of a

I was angry because she was raped, that's one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first. What a

I would like to congratulate Mr. Donald Trump. Long live. I don't want to quarrel anymore, because Trump has

I challenge the Catholic Church. You are full of shit and you all stink, corruption and

I'm tied up. I cannot make any definite promise. I said Mr. President, I do not think that you can scare (North Korean leader) Kim Jung Un with fire power. Our greatest chance there of getting some dialogue with America and North Korea would be through the intercession of

It would be good for America to just restrain a little bit and if I were President Trump, I'll just back out, not really in surrender and retreat, but just to let the guy realize that, Ah, please do not do it. It behooves upon America, who wields the biggest stick, just to really be prudent and patient. We know that we are playing with somebody who relishes letting go of his missiles and

America has lost now. I've realigned myself in your ideological

There seems to be two countries playing with their toys, and those toys are not really to entertain. And we have to caution everybody, including those who would give the advice to the two power players – because here there are nuclear warheads – to just show

The illegal drug trade apparatus is massive. But it is not impregnable. With political will and cooperation, it can be dismantled, it can be destroyed before it destroys our

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

We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our

The unoccupied, which are ours, let's live on it. It looks like everyone is making a grab for the islands there. So we better live on those that are still unoccupied. What's ours now, we claim it and make a strong point from there. We cannot stop them because they are building it with their mind fixed that they own the place. China will go to

In the coming Independence Day, I may go to Pagasa island to raise the flag there. We cannot stop them because they are building it with their mind fixed that they own the place. China will go to war. People want me to jet ski. These fools believed

Even if it's just epilepsy, they count it against

I can't leave these officers behind. If they are convicted? No problem. They can call me and say they have been convicted, and I'll tell the judge to pardon them all. He destroyed half of the Visayas. How many have been left crazy and unattended, their family already gone? Then you grieve for this idiot who was killed inside his

I'll talk in English. 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

That is their culture. That's for them. That can't apply to us, because we are Catholics. Wherever God has placed you, stay

Follow the law and we're all right. Drop the shabu (methamphetamine) and nobody will die tomorrow but I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped by just ... what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? The drive against corruption, the drive against criminality and drugs will resume and it will continue, and it will be brutal if they do not understand the role of government. I will not be, for a moment, be out of focus on that. I rose on what I promised and I will fall on

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes I will do that! I did that before and I can do that

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And there is no such thing as removing a vice

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

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

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

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

You scare me that you will jail me? International Criminal Court?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As in separation, what I was really saying was separation of foreign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will go to Japan, then probably I will go to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I apologize profoundly and deeply to the Jewish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avoid drugs at all cost because it could cost your life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If I don't get the word from you, then I will lift the order of

Improve the service or I will open the Philippines for

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

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

We will try to see to it that nothing like this will happen

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

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

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

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

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