Duterte vows to deal with criminality, graft and corruption

By Lilybeth G. Ison

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 28 (PNA) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to ‎”simultaneously deal with criminality and graft and corruption” if he wins in the 2016 presidential elections.

“I‎ can promise you a law-abiding, God-fearing, comfortable community,” said Duterte in a chance interview Friday evening at the Matina Enclave Clubhouse here.

“Hindi ako nagpapakalinis, lahat tayo we are all here with black clay? I have (also) my dark side, normal ‘yan sa trabaho natin (but) c‎riminality has to go‎,” he noted.

‎The mayor, who has come under fire from human rights advocates, stressed he would not change his ways in dealing with drug dealers and criminals. ‎

‎”We have lost a generation sa drugs,” he said, adding that it is time to‎ instill fear in the law.

‎”I just want everything followed normally. Ano ba ang batas, sundin mo lang ang batas. What is the rule just follow the rule, ganun lang,” he added. (PNA)