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Duterte: I'll destroy her in public

  • Written by Efren Montano
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“SHE is a government official. One day soon I will. Bitiwan ko ’yan (I will drop her) in public and I will have to destroy her in public.”

President Rodrigo Duterte told this to reporters Thursday night.

Asked for clues, Duterte said, "That is the riddle there, hintay lang kayo"

Duterte said he is still waiting for a "go signal" to destroy the unnamed official.

The President also hinted that he had been "listening in" on another group with the help of another country.
   
"Akala nila hindi ako nakikikinig sa kanila while all the time they have also been listening to what I have done. I have also been busy and with the help of another country listening to them. If you cannot catch me listening to you, then I will say there's nothing," he added.
   
Earlier, Duterte has lashed out at several opponents in the past, criticizing former Justice chief and now Senator Leila de Lima for trying to pin him to the killings of criminal suspects in Davao when he was still mayor.
   
Duterte also had a tiff recently with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno regarding his "name and shame" campaign against officials, including magistrates, who allegedly have links to narcotics.
   
The President later apologized to Sereno.
   
"I apologize to the Chief Justice for the harsh words which were never intended," the President said.
   
"But ako kasi, because of the magnitude of the [drug] problem, it was my way of solving the problem within the ambit of my powers as President," he added.
   
The Chief Executive was referring to his threat to declare martial law if the Supreme Court continues to "interfere" in his campaign against illegal drugs and drug syndicates.