‘Hit And Shoot But Do Not Kill Them’ – Philippines President Tells Citizens To Attack Corrupt Officials

Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines has urged citizens to ‘shoot but not kill’ any corrupt public official they come across.

Duterte, in his speech during a visit to Bataan, said should anyone witnesses officials taking bribes and shoots them, they are promised immunity from prosecution but only if the victim survives.

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“If you pay a tax, a fee or get a certificate, and the officials ask for a bribe, hit them. If you have weapons, you can shoot them, but don’t kill, because during the proceedings you may not receive a pardon.’

“Don’t kill them because you might end up getting embroiled with those given pardon after computation. Just the foot. It will only be serious physical injuries. You’ll be placed on probation. You’ll just report to probation officer. At least you shot a foolish thief and I will defend you.”

He added that anyone who takes him up on the offer ‘will not be sent to prison, but will only be seriously punished physically.’


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