Skip to content

President Duterte threatens to kill corrupt mayors

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
1/10/2017 (10 months ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Duterte has been criticized for his tough approach.

President Duterte has warned new mayors, they had better not be involved in drug trafficking and corruption, or he will kill them himself.

President Duterte is putting his mayors on notice.

President Duterte is putting his mayors on notice.

Highlights

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
1/10/2017 (10 months ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: President Duterte, Philippines, mayors, drugs


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- President Duterte warned over 200 new political appointees and mayors they should quit the drug trade if they are involved, or he would kill them.

During a swearing in ceremony in which over 200 mayors and public officials took an oath of office, Duterte explained what he would do to corrupt mayors.

"I will call the mayors, I will lock them in so it's just us. I will really tell them, this list I gave you is this thick. Look for your name there, mayor. If your name is on there... you have a problem, I will really kill you."


Duterte warned the new officials to either make a clean break or he would remove their authority over their police, then strip their security detail. Such a move could be a death sentence.

"I might go down in history as the butcher, it's up to you," President Duterte added.

President Duterte has declared war on drug traffickers and users, who have done much to harm the country. However, his war has many casualties which has caused many, including the Church, to criticize his harsh methods.

It is a president's job to ensure the safety and security of his country, and to eliminate threats that could destroy it. Drugs are a powerful enemy, and they cannot be tolerated. Drugs steal children from their mothers, and they tear husbands and wives apart. While most people condemn the killings, nearly everyone agrees that drug traffickers and pushers must be brought to justice.

Equal to drugs is corruption. Corrupt public officials can destroy a country as quickly as drugs. You may disagree with his tactics, but he has a job, and that is to protect his country and his people.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Comments


More Asia Pacific

The Remarkable Story of an Underground Priest Living in China Watch

Image of Chinese Catholics are forced to practice their faith in hiding.

Fr. Joseph of Jesus is a Chinese priest, faithful to the Catholic Church. Life is not easy for Catholics in China. Those who adhere to Rome ... continue reading


Philippine Bishops fighting back against drug violence Watch

Image of The people of the Philippines are using the rosary to fight back against violence.

'The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has called for a prayer campaign to address violence in an escalating conflict between ... continue reading


The dangerous game of North Korean-American brinkmanship Watch

Image of Let us never forget that we are called to follow not the god of war, but the Prince of Peace [Photo by: David Parkins]

Remember the game of chicken? It's a foolishly high-stakes challenge in which two drivers risking death, drive on a collision course ... continue reading


EVIL EXPORT: American-inspired assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia Watch

Image of Will Australia be the next country to allow the evil of assisted murder to spread?

American-inspired legislation to legalize assisted suicide has advanced in the Australian state of Victoria, leading critics to worry that ... continue reading


U.S. drills for mass evacuation of Americans from South Korea, but denies war is coming Watch

Image of The U.S. Navy has started a 10-day exercise with North Korea.

The military has started an exercise to practice the evacuation of American civilians from Korea. The exercise, which is sure to be seen as ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.