President Rodrigo Duterte on December 29 said that after knowing the full scale of the problem on criminality in the country, he will need an entire presidential term to eradicate it.
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This contradicts Duterte's promise to remove drugs and corruption in the country in a span of three to six months.
“Ito lumabas, nalaman ko nung nag-Presidente ako, ganito pala kalawak. It will last until the last day of my term, six years ‘to. And I have five years and a few days,” he said.
He said that he promised a shorter time period before because he was not aware of the full scale of the problem.
“I did not have the wherewithals, I did not have the information nor to access the information. Nobody was — I’m sure that you were horrified on your own TV when you saw by the thousands of Filipinos surrendering — payat tapos — all the time, yun pala ang nakikita ng lahat, they were all addicts,” he said.
From July 1, over a million drug addicts have surrendered to the Philippine National Police.
Duterte: massive crime reason why six months promise turns into six years Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Rating: