Manila: Philippine authorities on Thursday said it found offers guaranteeing a million dollars to whoever kills the nation’s President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who has declared war on drug dealers and offenders.
He didn’t show aspects of who might be behind these offers, EFE News reported.
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Dela Rosa’s statements come after Duterte, who has vowed to wipe out drugs and crime from the Philippines in under six months, also declared monetary benefits that are substantial for citizens who kill drug lords on several occasions.
“I plead for you to quit f***ing this state, and we’ll be alright,” he warned drug dealers.
Recent months have seen Duterte’s popularity skyrocket in the Philippines, as a result of his tough-talking against crime and drugs, two of the main issues affecting the nation.
On 9 May, he appeared victorious in the presidential elections, winning a majority 39 per cent vote in comparison with the other nominees.
Nevertheless, he’s also been criticized by human rights organizations, who accuse him of inciting violence by recommending extra-judicial killings of drug or robbers peddlers to reduce crime rates.