FORMER President Rodrigo Duterte challenges Davao City police to solve crimes with urgency, following the recent crime incidents in the city.
“Naging mayor man ako sa inyo [in Davao City], naging presidente ako (I’ve been a mayor of this city, I’ve been a president)... I do not believe for a moment na hindi ninyo [Davao police] kaya (that you cannot do it),” the former president, who is also the city’s former mayor, said in Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa television program aired May 31.
This was raised after Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the host of the program, opened up about the recent crimes in Davao City, in which the pastor specifically mentioned the recent Bragas case.
Duterte also urged all Davao City police to resign “for incompetency” if they cannot solve the crimes.
“Pag di ninyo kaya isulbad ‘yang mga yan put*ng *na, mag-resign na kayo (If you cannot solve the crimes, you should resign),” Duterte said.
“Maulit pa yan, puntahan ko kayo diyan, pagsisipa ko kayo, really, dalhin ko pa media, tadyakan ko kayo lahat, hamunin ko kayo ng barilan, (If the incident happens again, I will come to you and kick you all. I will even bring the media with me and kick all of you. I will challenge you to a gunfight), Why? For being idiots in the office,” he added.
Duterte said it will be the last thing he wants to do - “to pay an idiot and stay there, and do nothing”.
He also said in his time, he had doubled police salaries to do their job well.
“Trabaho niyo. Sweldo matataas, dinoble ko sa panahon ko, I doubled your salary, then ganito lang ibigay niyo sa amin? (That’s your job. You already have a high salary, I doubled it during my time then this is how you repay us?)” he said.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Davao City Police Office spokesperson Catherine Dela Rey said on a radio interview that Davao City police are doing their best to solve the recent crimes, to give justice to the victims’ families.
The crimes include two reported separate abductions in the Calinan area and the recent disappearance of a Matina Pangi resident.
“Tanan mga krimen na nahitabo sa dakbayan sa Davao wala nato ni siya ginapabayaan, naa’y mga naka-focus dira na mga investigator (We are not neglecting any reported crimes in Davao City. Our investigators are working diligently to address and solve each case),” Dela Rey said in an interview with DXDC RMN Davao.
She also urged the public to report any information which can help solve the recent crimes happening in the city, rather than posting unverified information on social media which might incite unnecessary fear and chaos.
“Ayaw lang ninyo i-post sa social media, sa police ninyo i-report unya kana pong inyong gi-post sa social media..kung tugmo tugmo lang o buhat buhat dili na lang i-share (Please do not post it on social media. Instead, report it to the police. And those that you post on social media... if these are unverified, don’t share them),” Dela Rey said.
“Kay pwede gyud siya maka-cause og fear, mas makalibog sa huna-huna sa katawhan na nagsubaybay sa inyoha (Because it can really cause fear, it may also lead to confusion on the minds of the people who are following you),” she added. ICE
(Screenshot from Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa - SMNI News Channel)
June 02, 2023
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