PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte scored his predecessor for ignoring and not arresting the proliferation of illegal drugs in the national penitentiary.
In fact, Duterte said he would not have hesitated to place the country under martial law if he was chief executive then.
“Ako sa totoo lang kung ganon, if I were the President at that time, I would have declared Martial Law. Tutal there is really a rebellion dito,” the President said.
“Saan tayo makakita a country allowing the drug syndicates to operate inside the Muntinlupa at directing the traffic?” the President said in his visit to a military camp in Compostela Valley Tuesday.
High profile-inmates allegedly gave to then Justice Secretary Leila De Lima multi-million pesos drug money generated from the illegal drug trade operating in the National Bilibid Prisons to finance her senatorial bid in the last elections.