[Delivered at Davao International Airport | 27 October 2016]

I am glad to be back from my official trip to Japan.

My meetings in Tokyo were productive with specific gains in various areas of economic, socio-political security and defense cooperation.

I discussed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in full detail the state of Philippines-Japan ties and we identified points of collaboration that would lead to a common path towards the achievement of shared objectives.

By all counts and by any measure, Philippines-Japan ties today are excellent and we agreed that we can take things to a higher level by harnessing our respective strengths and using these so both countries can have their economic strength further grow and our countries can continue to play their rightful role in the region.

In security and defense cooperation, we recognized the importance of vibrant political and defense exchanges as we seek to build a stable and secure environment in our region.

In this regard, enhancing capabilities in maritime security and maritime domain awareness is a key priority. Japan will play a vital role in modernizing the Philippines’ capacities as a nation with maritime interests to protect.

The acquisition of our maritime and air capability assets are crucial in addressing traditional and emerging threats to our nations, including piracy, criminality at sea and terrorism, as well as in responding to disasters.

As countries that share the values of democracy, adherence to the rule of law and peaceful settlement of disputes, the Philippines and Japan agreed to work closely to advance the rules-based regime to maintain stability and security in our region.

Everyone in our region and beyond has a stake in the South China Sea. Both governments committed to ensure the freedom of navigation and overflight in these waters. We have bilateral and multilateral venues at our disposal to ensure that commitments and responsibilities are complied with under international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS.

Economic cooperation remains a linchpin between our dynamic relations. As I sought greater partnership to create an enabling environment for both our businesses to thrive, I encouraged private businesses in Japan to invest in the Philippines.

Among the deals signed between the businesses were the investments in manufacturing and agriculture that will generate considerable number of jobs. Japan is well-placed to remain as the Philippines top trading partner.

We also agreed to harness Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support inclusive growth and sustainable development in the country. Japan is our number one ODA partner and under the JICA, high-impact projects benefiting our urban and rural areas will be undertaken.

I sought and received Japan’s continued support for the peace and development agenda in Mindanao, as we move a step forward towards the goal of the just and lasting peace for the peoples of Mindanao and for our country.

In all my interactions in Japan, it was clear to me and to everyone that Japan is, and will always be, a true friend of the Philippines.

Considering our shared meaningful history and the amazing transformation of our relations to its excellent levels, my official visit was another defining moment for the solid and strategic partnership between our countries.

This relationship stands on unshaken and firm ground, cemented by mutual trust and confidence.

The Philippines and Japan relations can be best viewed as an exemplary partnership that can only gain greater strength in the years to come.

These are the relations that we value as we seek to implement our independent foreign policy consistent with our Constitution, protective of our national interests and beneficial to our people.

Maraming salamat po.

Now, a few questions as always so we can generate news and intrigue and all. And but this time I felt that…I was looking at the skies while I was coming over here and I…I just…Everybody was asleep, snoring, but a voice said that, you know, ‘if you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now.’ And I said, ‘who is this?’ So, of course, it’s God. Okay.

So, I promise God to — not to express slang, cuss words and everything. So you guys hear me right always because promise to God is a promise to the Filipino people. [applause] Huwag masyadong pakpak baka mapalpak pa tuloy.

Yes, go ahead.


Q: Good evening, Mr. President. I am Froilan Garcia from Japanese newspaper [unclear] Shimbun. My question is about your closed meeting with Prime Minister Abe. Can you share what was discussed especially if there was a mention of the current relation between the Philippines and US? And my second question is, was there any recommendations made by Prime Minister Abe with regards to your strained relationship with the United States?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Yes, we always do. I cannot avoid talking about it. So maybe the Prime Minister has his own questions but we have agreed that these things should remain confidential as of this time.

No specific for affirmative discussions taken. No negatives ones actually but I…We agreed that it would be best just to let if off for some time.

Q: Sir, follow up, how do you view the relationship of Japan with US?


Q:  How do you view the relationship between Japan with US?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Well, that is the business of Japan and the US. I have nothing to do…My business was with Japan and the Philippines.

Excellent as to the other side…You ask the United States, I, I, I…I refused to ask — answer question for them. It was a sort of sub rosa thing for us, both of us.

Q: Good evening, Mr. President. A week ago, the DOLE reported some 16,000 private contractual workers who have been regularized. I would like to personally ask — to personally hear from you how about those contractual workers or workers in the government who are working under job order, talent status and contract of service, what is the government’s plan for them?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: I’d like to congratulate first, for it is really due, to Secretary Bello. The fact that there are number of Filipino employees already regularized is something which is — well, it all goes well for the country actually.

The second, question is…Ano nga iyon? Nakalimutan ko.

Q: Sir…

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: I mean I know the…I want the meat of your question.

Q: The government has been successful in four months for those contractual workers in the private sector. Ano po ang plano naman natin doon po sa mga nagtatrabaho sa gobyerno under the same nature of work — job order, talent status, et cetera?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Sigurado ka iyon ang tanong mo? You know, it would be incongruity to discuss it fully. And you keep on asking why until now there are so many thousands of casuals in government.

You know government provides employment kung maaari lang thousands upon thousands of employees to run the state. Eh ‘yung kanila ba naman eh iilan lang even if it — 500. We employ millions.

I have yet to buy the printing press that can print money plenty. In other words, at this time of our national development, we are not as yet ready to assume the burden of providing everybody with the salary that can compare with the — and even in the matter of managerial level.

Wala pa ho tayong…Eh ako ang sweldo ko 130,[000] lang. Tapos pabalik-balik ilang beses na tayo nag-uusap dito. I should be…I am having my headache.

Hindi kaya ng gobyerno. Kasi as we progress, the state affairs also gets to be bigger and more employees needed but our income — the GDP, that’s income actually of government, GDP, is not that good.

Maybe in the fullness of God’s time. But if…I assure you, kapag ginamit lang ito lahat, to the last centavo, ang pera na ibinibigay sa atin o ipinapahiram natin, I am very sure — I’m not talking as a politician or as a President, kapag nagamit lang ito nang husto at wala lang graft and corruption, ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan gaganda within the next three years. Sigurado ako niyan. Huwag lang kurakutin ang pera at talagang aakyat tayo.

The one thing that was really or that is pulling us down until now is graft and corruption. And I would like to announce to all and sundry: I will be harsh, I will be harsh in dealing with people in government or in the private sector, dealing with government in a corrupt way because then pinagsayangan ko lang itong pagod ko. Ilang beses na akong pabalik-balik dito tapos ganunin lang ang…

You know, it’s time to stop. It’s time to stop. Our levels of income…Maybe before you can afford, you can do that, you can send your children to far away places, you can. You know but this has to stop.

Prominent among the offices in government which is usually the object of anger and hatred by the Filipinos ang Customs pati BIR. And in the highest levels ‘yung mga tax exemption that could only be given to the rich and the oligarchs.

No special privilege this time. No special privilege. At saka lahat ng gobyerno — taga-gobyerno, ‘pag wala kayong pera, pasensiya kayo. You ride the economy class. Kapag may pera ang opisina ninyo pasensiya rin kayo, you ride the economy class. Ayaw kong makita ang mga taga-gobyerno and I am warning you there is a rule, it’s still in effect about seeing you in the casinos and because I’ll begin to…Ito na ang NBI tamang-tama naman itong…We have the police there. I think the NBI will be redirected to investigate, lifestyle check, corruption.

And I said, I will be harsh. Huwag na ho ninyo akong tanungin kung ano ‘yung harsh kasi iyon ang ginamit ko noon when I was asked: “What will you do if…” I said, “I will be harsh.”

In all of my…Medyo ano tayo — tiis-tiis na lang muna tayo and corruption has to go. Lahat. And local governments are encouraged…I, I, I…I suppose that I do not have to take a stronger measure. I do not want to pick a quarrel with the local governments executives. Pero kung meron ka mang kasalanan do anything there, huwag kayong pumasok sa droga. Madidisgrasya tayong lahat nito.

I’m telling you, I am not joking. Madidisgrasya ka talaga because if you do drugs, pati kayong mga pulis, pati kayong mga…Do you have the? May nagdala sa inyo ng… Where’s my aide? Dala ba ninyo ‘yung pinakakapal? [President refers to drug list] I do not want to make this public because it will just make the Filipino cry. Sinong? Tingnan ninyo mabuti ha. That’s why I want to talk to Congress. I want to talk to the judiciary, Supreme Court. I want to talk to the military, the service commanders. Hindi ko kaya ito. Ganun ang mga listang labas diyan, mga pangalan. Ito na ‘yon. [shows the list] This is the drug industry ng Pilipinas. Hindi ko kaya ito. Kasi…

Ang taga Human Rights mag-commit ng suicide kung tapusin ko itong lahat. So, ang aming estimate is per person, iyong detoxification plus the medicines and the rehabilitation, could reach trillion, almost a part of our budget.

Ito na ‘yung…If not controlled and when I am no longer around, try to remember me because you read this, this will convert our country narco-politics, very thoroughly. Nandito na tayo sa narco-politics. Pulis, walang masyadong army, pulis, barangay captains, kagawad, pati barangay captain dito…I will not…It was submitted to me for validation and revalidation and revalidation. Ito ang dumating sa akin. [shows the list again] Each space there has a name.

I am even dumbfounded of… Ito ang nangyari sa Pilipinas na hayaan eh. I am not blaming anybody. For after all I was also mayor of this city for 23 years. Pero at least dito konti ang tama, not so many kasi takot mamatay. Dito sa Davao, huwag na lang tayong magbolahan, walang gumagala dito na mga kidnapper, ganun… I mean meron pa naman o…Kasi takot mamatay, eh tama ka talaga.

So dala-dala ko ito hindi ko alam pero it’s always…Iyon ang drug industry. So sino ang gustong…? Instead of sending me to prison or likening me to a dog with a leash, parang tinalian mo ako sa poste tapos o kapag hindi ka nag-behave, may patay pa diyan itatapon mo ‘yung pan medyo malayo. Eh ‘yung aso na ano, parang ginawa akong aso na Pilipino na gutom na, na hindi ko maabot kasi — oops…assistance, aids, hihinto iyan — anak ka ng…Whatever happen to your humanity and to your…Hindi mo na lang inisip ‘yang three million na ‘yan masisira lahat.

You know it will destroy my country that’s why I am going to kill you. Iyan, it will destroy my country. Wala akong ibang mapuntahan eh. Pero kasi hinto-hinto lang ako because my mouth would ramble on to some other words that I — mag-ano na naman ako.

Iyan ang…Iyan talaga ang tama ng ginawa nila sa akin. Likened me to a dog na sabi, no, no, no. So I will throw the pandesal far away but you have to jump at it, choking you in the meantime because ang pagtingin nila sa atin patay-gutom.

Iyon namang kumakampi doon sa mga…Hindi nila naintindihan eh because…You know it’s easy to criticize, libre iyan eh, walang bayad. And you can say anything because you have at your disposal the clause of guarantee sa freedom of expression. We will swallow everything there. Eh kami ang nag-hingi ng trabaho na ito eh. And we were conscious of that and maybe as a lawyer, all alone as a mayor also I was really…May kaba na ako na…But it was not until I became President na piniga ko na talaga lahat lumabas na.

Eh sabi nila, it’s a medical problem, susmaryosep. Pati ba kayo na nakatapos ng high school, bolahin mo pa ganun. Whoever taught you to buy sickness there? Binibili mo ‘yang shabu. So you give me that…

Pakihawak nga ng tainga ko, ay tainga — ‘yung bunganga ko dito banda para hindi mag…Iyan ang ano.

The magnitude and the enormity of the problem will zap. And sabi ko sayo, I gave you the computation, I will repeat it so that they can hear it. Huwag na iyong aking coming…I will breach the million mark at the end of the year.

Iyon na lang kay Santiago sa PDEA noon, three million. Ang Finance Secretary made a computation, it amount to trillion: detox, medisina, doctor. Tapos sabihin mo na lang may namatay diyan na three thousand, hindi mo man alam kung sino. Merong namatay and then you look at me as if I am — I enjoy killing my own countrymen. How I would love to do it to somebody in this territory? Pilipino…Bakit kayo lang ba ang may puso? When you have a sordid history of your own civilization and yet you try to be prim and proper. Let’s cut the hypocrisy of this…

That’s why after this I have to talk to the — Malaysia…I am going there to complete the tour because those are the only countries that would really matter to me.

Malaysia because we have the Malacca Strait, you have this piracy going on every now and then, it puts to shame everybody.  So it’s high time that I talk to…Again, President Widodo and Prime Minister Najib. We have to do something about it. And walang sisihan dito ha because ang proposed ko talaga ganun din. So it’s the ultimate. Why would I waste chasing you, I’ll just blow your…

Huwag mo akong bigyan ng…Just like what they did in Africa na mga malalaking barko puro oil…Ginagawa na ng mga…Well, I am warning you, doon kasi kina-capture kayo, dito ang tataba dito ang isda ninyo. I am not joking. I always go for the [unclear] Bakit ako mag…

I have to talk to Malaysia. I don’t know their standard of justice but Indonesia and Philippines more or less mga hardliner kami sa ganun. Anything that is really out of this world that creates an outrage in human being. Hindi naman tayo nagkulang sa ating spirituality, morality, but enough is enough. And kung makuha ko ‘yung gusto ko na magdating, it’s just gonna be a real…Mag-razzle-dazzle ako diyan banda at pati itong mga — itong shabu nandiyan na kasi so I have to study very carefully how now to balance our money because they have to be treated.

Akala lang siguro ganun lang. At three million assuming that Santiago was correct, General Santiago, iyong detox period niyan…Alam mo ilang bayad ng itong mga private rehab? It’s almost 100,000 to 200,000 a month. Ang alagaan ko, may mga pera ito, eh ayaw naman ng human rights na patayin natin. Pero pumunta kayo dito, tumulong kayo, kung gusto ninyo kayo na ang magdala sa — just give me the advice and the instructions and I will do it per your saintly objectives. Next question.

Q: Good evening, sir. First question, apparently in the recent days you seem to be leading us from strategic dependence to a strategic independence stance. But then there are things na — there are times that the signals are sometimes so mixed that people find it hard to understand. So I would just like to ask you if at this point, since people are — importanteng point iyon e. Ang tanong ko lang po, sir, is there a need for government to ah, for — to effectively or better communicate government to the people when it comes to that? Now second question, sir, you’re bringing home the bacon with that much from China and Japan and everything. Now, do you think there is a need to have a comprehensive inventory of all those aids all those — even pass a law — kasi there have been problems before especially about ODAs with government not being to put up the necessary counterpart so that those projects were not —were not being implemented. Now…Iyon lang, sir, dalawa.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Ang nalaman ko lang na katarantaduhan dito ‘yung bangka ng mga sa DA. Pag-assume ni Piñol, Secretary Piñol, nakita niya na maraming bangka doon pati ‘yung mga tractor farms. Iyon ang aid. But you have to put up the counterpart. Eh ibigay mo sa farmer, saan siya magkuha ng counterpart? Kagaya ‘nung mga tao…Iyong binitawan ko sa Basilan, sabi ni Piñol kasi counterpart, sabi niya ang COA haha, pipirma ang COAIsakay mo ‘yan sila diyan sa bangka dalhin mo doon sa malayong dagat.

You waste some money…I have to deal on these things requirement and they are there in the warehouse, in the bodega, hindi nagagamit dahil walang counterpart ang pera ng — ang partner na beneficiary. It’s the most…Hindi ko talaga maintindihan kung bakit ganun. Alam mo kung meron akong secretary na ganun, barilin ko sa harap diyan sa Cabinet meeting. Pellet lang sa ulo lang, paintball. Napaka-stupido mo naman. Hirap na nga, saan mag…

So, when he assumed, sabi niya, “napakaraming tractor diyan pati ‘yung….” Sabi ko, “bakit?” “E hindi nga maka…” Sabi ko, “adre, you know bright ka man…” Eh si Piñol, magna-cum laude. Totoo. Mahilig lang sa boxing pero magna-cum laude iyan e. He is just a farm boy ha but he is very well-educated and you can…Maybe if you have the chance to hear them talk. You can [unclear] with anybody.

Well, iyan ang sabi ko…Itong counterpart, counterpart, we will have to rationalize it. Same thing then I would say to the donor, if that is the way how we do it, wecan never give it back down to where it belong. So in the meantime, kung wala kang counterpart eh di ang gobyerno. Ang pinag-usapan naman dito ang tulong sa tao hindi naman ang gobyerno. Then if I have the money, I will spend all the money of government. Ako ang mag-put up ng counterpart. So? Tutal eh nandiyan na rin ‘yan. Pero at least maasahan mo ito, iyong kinatatakutan nila, those were also the misgivings of — I would not mention the names. Sabi niya ‘yon [unclear]Sabi ko, “Hindi mangyayari iyan. It will never happen.” That’s why I am warning you, kapag hiniya mo ako doon sa nagbigay niyan, eh hihiritan kita. Do not humiliate me because just like what the Americans did. Hindi ko kaya na ano na pahiyain mo ako sa tao. Gagastusan kita ng panahon.

Lahat ng corrupt, pati anak magdadala from the directors down, and one thing is that there will be a government monitoring everyday. And I want a chart big enough to magkasya diyan sa Palasyo ng Malakanyang, hindi naman ako nakatira diyan. And I will including lahat, sa pulis, lahat. And pati ‘yung mga gasolina, gasolina. Time to stop. Time to stop. But in return, I promise you that I will give you a clean government and efficient one which holds a promise to our people of their tomorrow.

Q:  Sir, ‘yung communication po, sir, na aspect.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Do not whisper I cannot hear you.

Q: Sir, communication na aspect po, sir, the first thing that I asked you.


Q: Oo. Do you think government should make it be — should better or more effective the communication?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Well, if you have a problem with finance, you can go to Sonny Dominguez. If you have anything that cannot be solved by any other guys there in Malacañang, you can go to Medialdea. If you are a legal matter which you cannot solve, the man in the blue suit there, Atty Panelo, si sartorial…

Q: Sir, it has something to do with the strategic independence that you are pursuing.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Ganun lang ‘yan but alam mo ang nakakaintindi lang niyan ‘yung…Lalo na ‘yung ito like Sonny, nakuha na nila, Yasay. Ngayon sabi nila, “naintindihan ka na namin.” Sabi ko, “Sus, Ginoo ko. Istorya mo lang ‘yan. Naniwala pala kayo.” You know, it’s always a…It’s always a timing.  You know,calibrated moves in everything because you carry the burden of the people. It’s always timing, calibration but, but and I would like…It applies to every — whether a human being, your decisions, military, or whatever — watch out for a miscalculation. Iyan ang pinaka-dangerous sa lahat. You miscalculate everything because you will drag down the Republic of the Philippines.

Q: Welcome home, sir. My question is, sir, there are offers of commitments to support the Philippine government on infrastructure development. Does this include the Mindanao Railway System and the Samal Bridge Project? Japan…Is there an offer from the government — Japanese government to do the Mindanao Railway System and the Samal Bridge Project?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Actually the huge amount — a greater part of it is addressed to agriculture. And I remind, again everybody, you better — do not fall into the trap about democracy and election. As it is, nandiyan na ‘yang mga barangay captains na ‘yan nakahawak na ng pwesto iyan. And they have the money to know intricate programs down there unless we can solve the problem of the narco-politics which is already in the country. And the national government again — the portals of the national government, it is gonna be a far-fetched idea if somebody in next election three or four just like what happened to a senator who was responsible for the mess that we are into diyan sa mga presuhan.

Tayo lang — classic example…If you read the book of Ioan Grillo, saan ka nakita dito na ang mga nasa ila — sa loob. Tapos by sheer negligence or whatever, everybody was provided with a means communication to enable them to carry on the shabu industry to its new heights.

Saan ka nakakita ng ganung gobyerno?  Ano ba ‘yung…Would you tolerate it? And to say that I should behave and keep on harping on that…I’ll tell you I will triple it. ‘Pag hindi nasunod ang gusto ko to get rid of my country, you can expect about 20,000 or 30,000 more.

There is a war going on, I am losing two, three policemen a day. It’s a war, how could it be a purpose genocide of killing a helpless person there, kneeling and…Wala, walang ganun…We do not gather children and young men and shoot them. It happened in our country, 10 years and old and above, pinatay, in Samar, Balangiga. Alam ko kung sino ang gumawa? Amerikano. Next question.

Q: Sir, what’s the commitment of the Japanese government on the narcotics? The Philippine government’s war on narcotics?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Yes, it was included. Meron din sila and they call it a narcotics problem. They have the same problem.

Marami kasi iyan especially I warned them about drugs because shabu can be easily cooked unlike the poppy, cocaine and heroine, you have to process it from its original — derivative na lang ‘yan eh.

But itong shabu it can be cooked just beside a factory and…Sabi ko sa kanila, be careful, be careful. Huwag kayong magkumpiyansa diyan.

Q: Hi, President, good evening. There are about 500 local government units who are facing investigation right now by the Office of the Ombudsman, President, who failed to comply and implement the Solid Waste Management Act. What is your thoughts and maybe your order?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Well, you cannot see that for Davao. We were one of the first. The problem is money. The problem is money.

But there are so many grants now, around the world, if it is a project about environment, maraming pumapasok. It’s a matter of managing the offers and putting them in place. Iyan ang kulang sa atin. It’s a topsy-turvy thing.

So maybe dito sa ano I will assign from a cluster sa Cabinet one guy. For example, lahat ng itong mga pera, it will be Sonny Dominguez and he will account for the money until the last centavo.

And Foreign Affairs, for example, itong mga trabahante namin, I want people going there once or twice only. As I have said, kayong mga director, matagal na man kayo diyan, eh mga Civil Service eligible naman kayo, find a way — there is the computer at your disposal, ‘pag may mag-apply na tao, you give him the list, the shopping list of the documents that he has to produce, then refer to your computer and give him a stub, marami iyan, balutin lang ninyo ng plastic mura lang naman iyan, then give him the date and the time where he can go back there to claim his papers.

I do not want, kagaya diyan sa likod ng SM, ‘yung sabi k okay Jun, nawala na ‘yon Jun ‘no? Iyong nakatulog diyan na mga Cotabato, kaawa na. Most of them from Cota — iyong mga Moro na gustong magpunta ng Middle East. Nakahiga diyan sa pavement. Anak ka ng…Mayor ako noon parang nakatingin ako, napaka miserable naman nitong Republika na ito. Karaming computers…We have been buying computers, I can look at the budget and kung ipagdikit-dikit mo ang computers diyan, kung nabili, if at all, makalakad ka na sa buwan, maglalakad ka lang. Baon ka lang ng oxygen.

So why is it like this? So ayaw kong gustong makita. And, for example, kay Bebot, and he is doing it si Secretary Bello, may kiosk, NBI ka, you go to your kiosk there. So the guy wants to have a clearance, eh di gamitin mo ‘yang computer na ‘yan. BIR issue the…

Huwag ninyong pabalik-balikin ang do not add or take anything from them because PTV-4 right after the news would have about 30 to one hour. Bakante iyan that is for the people of the Republic of the Philippines. You dial 8888. Sabihin mo anong opisina, sino ‘yung tao, magkano ang hiningi and I will act immediately in 24 hours.  ‘O ito si Alfred Valenzuela. Transaction ako dito sa Davao City sa…’

Of course, it’s a local government concern, but as President I can always have my way. Huwag ninyo akong pilitin na to take a punitive action against you.


O di iyon lang. Dial, Tagalugin ninyo, Bisaya, Ilokano, whatever Somali — huwag iyan kay sa Africa ‘yan. Any dialect Waray whatever isulat mo lang [speaks in local dialect]

We have to…Ganito iyan eh. We are all Filipinos I will challenge you: Gusto ba natin ng bayan na matino? Mga anak ninyo maligaya, makapag-aral, makapaglabas na hindi sinasaksak, makapaglabas na walang holdup, walang…Gusto ninyo ng bayan na ‘yan? O pwes ibigay ko ‘yan. Ibigay ko sa inyo.

Kaya I hope that the Supreme Court would rule it but I am just hoping that the curfew against minors is not really a criminal proceedings as we have insisted. It is a mechanism where we take the child out of the streets to protect him from predators, from be utilized as runners sa shabu, being raped itong mga [garbled] So iyan ang…It’s a custodial but isauli sa nanay and I have been telling kagaya ‘nung nakita ko na natulog dito sa ilalim ng kotse. So I had…That night I had the parents arrested. But if not for the intervention ng Gabriela, hindi ko talaga bibitawan. There is a abandonment of minors, that’s the case.

So pag — ipinahuli ko talaga, sabi ko, ‘katukin mo’. Drag them to…Place them under arrest. You are being arrested according to Duterte because you abandonedyour children. Abandoned of minors, arrest them bring them to jail. Ganun lang iyan.

So gusto ba ninyo na ang bayan natin na maganda? Gusto ba ninyo na matikim talaga ng — ang mga tao natin masyadong gutom. Gusto ninyo iyan? Ibibigay ko sa inyo iyan. Tulungan lang ninyo ako.

And I have been warning evening even abroad, I have been adamant about this corruption: If you give in to the demands, you will just create more problem to mycountry. The slightest whisper even about asking this, asking for that, you report to me. I will…Pagka ganun, pagka nalaman ko, Bureau of Fisheries, kapag may nagreklamo, kunin ko ‘yung papel. Ang Malakanyang ang magpa-process ng papel niyo. Kami ang magpapalakad ng papel niyo. Wala kayong gawin diyan, umupo na lang kayo. Whatever department: Do not…Kasi pagmaririnig ko Central Bank, kung ano, kunin  ko ‘yung papel ako mismo, hiyain kita. I will go there. O ‘yan, ano ang kulang diyan? Sabihin mo ilista mo. Ano sobra diyan? Gagawain ko iyan. I do not want to humiliate anybody. Hanggang magdating tayo diyan gusto ninyo iyan, eh mangyayari talaga iyan.

Iyan ang deal ko sa inyo. But in return, I will try my very best na this — we can — you can walk alone again in the streets. Pero itong three million na ito, they are lurking in every corner, magastos ito and it would take time for us to treat them.

Q: President, I just want to find out if you are aware of the resignation of GCG Jaime Maria Flores?


Q: Governance Commission for GOCCs who resigned today?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: I am not aware of that.

Q: Jaime Flores?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Why? What’s wrong with the guy?

Q: Walang reason na ibinigay. Sino ang papalit?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Ah ang papalit? Ah you will just wait. Kung papalit eh di magdating iyan. Kung maghingi ka…Mga director ito? I will hire…That’s one with trust and confidence.

Lalo ‘yung mga pera-pera I am very careful. PAGCOR I will give it to both — si ano Balutan pati si…Hindi, hindi, ay ‘yung ano PAG — ay PCSO. It’s so rotten. You know they have… Ang jueteng ginanun nila sa small time lottery. So…You know [George Corpuz?] is retired. You know I had to call him siguro mga three or four times halos mapaiyak-iyak ‘yung mama. Sabi ko, “Bakit ayaw mong…Bakit ayaw mo? We have to serve our country. You are beyond the retirement days mo.” O he is a police.

And isa pa if I would mention, si [Wong?]…Twice, he had to come home because I said, “you come here and talk to me bakit hindi pwede.” And then the second time, hindi ako kuntento tinawag ko ulit, sabi ko, “Napakaano mo naman.” Sabi ko, eh ayaw. So finally…It’s not really a matter of a second choice but gusto ko lang talaga ng ano and then I remember that I have a guy. Kasama ko sa dormitory noon iyan. Karoommate ni…You know, isang Ilokano rin. Puro sila Ilokano si Billy naman Dulay from Baguio, si Bebot sa Isabela.

You know what, I went to Isabela sa mga goods. So I was directing the flow of goods ganun, ng pera. Pati pera si DSWD si Secretary Taguiwalo and we were talking about drugs. Nandun yung mga congressman. Nandun si Bebot.

Pagkatapos lumipad ako ng Isabela then to Laoag. Alam mo pag-landing ko sa Laoag, kakain na lang kami kay Governor Imee Marcos, kumakain kami sabi ng aide ko na, “Sir, meron doon shabu factory sa Isabela.” “Saan ‘yon banda?” Sabi ko, pero tama…Sabi ko kay Bot, “Bot ano ang sitwasyon dito sa…” Sabi niya, “Masama.”

There you are that’s your answer. Regions 1, 2 and 3, pinakaraming shabu na itinatapon from the international seas or near our territorial waters, may mga GPS. Iyong minsan na nakita mo sa newspaper na mga kaldero na sealed, doon itinatapon sa mga barko iyan.

Here me right everybody: Hindi lang China — sabi mo mga Chinese dito? It’s a global thing. At para ang…I cannot just show you for the life of me kung paano ko ano na yung matrix ng flow ng droga. Tinatamaan lahat and the Philippines is also a critical para sa kanila ang transshipment.

Kaya dito ‘yung isang container bumigay, 67 ganun bricks, cocaine, nawala lahat. Tapos ipinasara ko ‘yung pantalan, sinabi ko sa pulis kapag hindi nasauli iyang 16 bricks na ‘yan i-firing squad mo lahat dito lahat pati…Then little by little the bricks were returned dalawa lang ang missing but ‘yung nakadalawa wala na dito.

Pero I was…I was shocked to learn na lahat ng bricks ganito kalaki, bumigay ‘yung sealing bumagsak ‘yung…And 67 bricks were all missing. Kasi malaman namin na parang itlog, iyong may ano sila, compartment.

Sinarahan ko ‘yung gate, sabi ko sa pulis, “pagka hindi ito masauli, na sorry na lang human rights, you better come for the mass funeral.” Sabi ko, “patayin mo lahat dito walang mabubuhay sa inyo. Isauli ninyo iyon.” Isauli. O di…Dapat ang human rights matuto rin magpinulis ba.

Tapos sabihin na, “eh Duterte…” Istorya mo lang ‘yan, maniwala ka pala. Ganun lang iyan, istorya lang ito sa lahat buhay na ito. Human rights story telling, that’s what it is all about.

Q: Mr. President, good evening po. Cedric Castillo po from GMA-7, sir, welcome back. Sir, no less than the Russian ambassador said na they know that they have a negative image dito po sa Pilipinas particularly as portrayed by Hollywood. Now, sir my question is how do you plan to allay the fears of some if not many Filipinos of the Russians, the Chinese may mga comments particularly sa social media na communists?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Hoy, hoy, wala ng komunista that’s an ideology that is long — have long gone. Ang mga komunista nanghihiram nga tayo…I do not have to answer this simple…


Wala ng komunista ngayon. The communist party is just really for control, para hindi sasabog. There are billions of them. Pero kung sabihin mo na kung iyon magtrabaho tayong lahat, those were the propaganda days of the Americans during the Cold War, I tell you.

Hindi ganun kalupit ang mga tao doon kasi kababayan, kadugo nila eh. But you know, the Cold War right after the Second World War, that was the main…Pupuntanga ako sa Russia, ano ang sabi ng Russia? Eh tutulungan niya tayo. Magsabi ka lang Duterte kung ano, tutulungan ka namin kasi naaawa kami sa iyo. Komunista. Ka ganda ng…Kita mo ang yaman ng…Lahat doon ang Lexus taxi lang iyan doon sa Beijing. Lahat doon naka-sports….

Q: Mr. President, good evening. Gem Avancena po ng TV-5 para daw po sa last question. Mr. President, ngayon lang po kinoronahan si Kylie Verzosa bilang Miss International 2016 ano po ang message ninyo sa kanya?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Well, of course, I am happy. I am always happy if our beautiful women win all the titles sa — kasi Filipino tayo eh.

It gives us — konting hambog — it lifts the — parang mayabang tayo na, o kita mo! Magaganda ang mga — magagandang ang maraming Pilipina. Pero iyong lahat kayo diyan sa Human Rights Commission mga panget.

I’d like to congratulate again the…I’d like to congratulate the Miss International. Mabuhay ka at I’d like to meet her just to congratulate her personally.

Can we wind up?

Q: Hi, sir, this is just a follow up to what you said earlier about you promising to God that you will no longer say cuss or curse words. Does this mean that we will no longer hear tirades or harsh words from you directed to the US, to EU and even maybe to Senator Leila de Lima?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: There is always a timing. Actually kung kilala mo ako, magtanong ka diyan sa mga kababata ko, Sonny, Yasay, Bebot, kasama ko dormi — for the longest — iyan si Panelo, matagal kaming nagsama.

Superman I can read your mind, ika nga. There is always a timing. There is always a timing, a time for everything, a time to be foul-mouthed and a time to…Ano pa man…

Ayoko mabasa…I do not want anybody reading my mind because hindi na ako makadiskarte eh. But it’s all calibrated, it’s all about timing.

Just watch our for one thing in life, that’s what I have learned, miscalculation. Okay? Thank you. Maraming salamat po.