Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Sulong Pilipinas: Local Governance Series: LGU Consultations on Peace and Order and Social Development with Luzon local officials Delivered at Mayuree Grand Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City | 4 October 2016 Salamat po. Alam natin ho lahat ang problema sa Pilipinas and in my generation, ito ang pinaka-mabigat. I was doing trial work for almost eight years and I became an OIC vice mayor, eventually to run in 1988 elections. Huwag ka matakot, sabihin mo: P***** i** mo, papatayin kita. And so with three million, hindi ko binilang ‘yung akin eh. That was the report of Santiago three years ago when he was the head of the PDEA. ‘Yung ABS lang sige na ito, according to the analysis, investigative, sige… My father was one of the two who stood by Marcos in his darkest hours.
May I address everybody, my co-workers in government, ladies and gentlemen. Before I became mayor, I was a prosecutor in Davao City. Or if you, if there is anyone who disagrees, give me the provision of law. By the end of the year, it’s going to hit to another million. And 700 was the last clear count, the newspaper stopped. I do not know if because you know my father was a Cabinet member of President Marcos during the first term of his presidency.
‘Yan ang tinanggihan ko, sabi ko—now, I’ll give you an idea who they are, they are the ones eager to fund the rehab houses all over. Kung gusto mo mag mayor g*** ka, ah mag-presidente. Pag-uwi ko ngayon, I have two other functions, pag-uwi ko ‘yung folders na ‘yan, Department of Affairs, Justice Department, kay Yasay, sa DICT, sa Education, and I have to review it page per page and I have to place marginal notes. Tapos kapag ala-una, gisingin ako ng—ito sila, ‘Sir, bihis na sir, may..’ ‘Yan. Si Presidente Aquino hindi man nagba-barge doon umiikot siya.
Despite the fact that Murad earlier said that we’ll go to war if there is no BBL. And if they’re just there to show to us how the ISIS really works that way, well remember that it takes two to tango. Ang unang-una because I do not want to talk to the Abu Sayyaf. Wala na ‘yung mga Maute, there’s the Maute group in central Mindanao and Lanao, at iba pa. You know my lola is a Maranao, ang lolo ko Chinese. But I’ve never lived in Cebu but if you ask me my lineage, I’d tell you that I am a Bisaya. I kind of go in out in the territories of Mindanao.
Sabi ko sir, ipag-ano mo na muna, sabi ko sayang ang buhay, sayang talaga. So, I’ll call him tonight and just tell him, I’ll fetch you if you want. Masyado silang brutal but outright criminals na walang compassion about human rights. Sabi ko sa kanya, you know, we used to be friends, but nawalan ako ng bilib sa inyo. Because we take our ancestry from, we count it from the father. Both on the Moro land and ‘yung sa ideological borders ng NPA pati gobyerno.
All throughout, it would be something like 40 years in the government service. Whoever told you I was, I’m applying to be a statesman? And it was only Ebarle and my father who stood by Marcos.
‘Nong piskal ho ako and because that was near, about the time shabu was making its entrance in the social scene. Ang pagkaalam ko tumakbo ako ng Presidente, ordinaryo lang ako na tao. Dumating dito sa, hindi ko nga ma– sa totoo lang, just to illustrate to you how destiny plays us. That is why when he won, my father was one of the Cabinet members of Marcos.
Because at that time, there was only one forensic analyst, a chemical engineer actually, assigned sa, itong forensics ngayon.
And he had to take care about so many provinces under region 11. ] siguro niya which is really true, problems in this country, this is our, this used to be our place, and we can’t even talk freely without extensively offending the– You know, when I was mayor, I know that drugs was really a serious problem. Nakita ko ‘yung mga kaso na dinismiss (dismiss), walang witness, dumating sa akin tawas, tapos nagsisinungaling ‘yung pulis kung ano-anong kalokohan. We cannot progress if you are around kidnapping people, raping women, selling drug, and crime is everywhere.
Ang contribution ng Bohol, I’m not trying to be sarcastic about or being funny. Mag-rape, masaksak, sila ‘yung kagago-gao kaisip, ano na kaya ang nangyari na sa pamilya ko.
Ang nagtataka ako kasi ‘yung mga turista nandoon pupunta, both domestic and– nagpupuntahan doon so prevailing ang shabu. Ang masakit sa labas, nagtatrabaho ‘yung asawa sa Qatar, nagtatrabaho ‘yung tatay sa Saudi Arabia only to discover ‘yung anak niya bungog na sa droga or better still would be the subject of the crime.
Kasi pag natyambahan ka ng NPA noon, either the buses are stopped suddenly, there’s a checkpoint and if you are there, goodbye. And I know that because I used to talk them and hinihingi ko minsan ang balato ‘yung iba, but still lalo na pag ka… Good that we have this moratorium, a respite of the fighting. Basta intelligence officer, diretso ‘yan, diretso na ‘yan. Inambush naman ng buwang ‘yung mga sundalo sa Surigao banda, kaya ako nagalit. Tapos ‘yung mga pictures ng massacre, tinambak nila doon sa mga butas-butas, eh nandon lahat. Narcom ang ano no’n, Narcom section or unit ng PCINP.
‘Yung, paksabi na–alam ninyo kayong may contact sa NPA. Then nag-away kami ni Sison, professor, kilala kami. Sabi ko, ikaw nagpakita na nga ako ng magandang loob eh. ‘Yung katorpehan ng Amerikano, sila ang kumuha ‘non.
Then the family would start to squabble kasi magnanakaw ‘yan. Mag-squabble and it would always result in dysfunctional family. Who would ever believe also that I would make it to the presidency? Ang problema nito, hindi tayo, ‘wag na tayo magbolahan.