Ambush interview of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Event Ambush interview of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Location Malacañan Palace

Q: [Question regarding the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with sacked Bacolod City chief Senior Superintendent Francis Ebreo]

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: Well, it seems to me that at the very least he’s a protector cop.

He might not be into the trafficking business but he was really a protector. I can’t believe that with all the information available to every chief of police or city police director for that matter assigned in the province that they would not review the record of the province in terms of criminality and drug trafficking. Tingin ko pinag-aralan.

And you know there was this — si Cano, a councilor who has been tagged by the PDEA almost a decade ago to be engaged in trafficking, na-ambush. Eh nag-aaway daw. There were about three ambushes before that incident na pumunta sila sa ospital. Silang dalawa ng deputy niya.

What’s the f****** business you are going to the hospital of a — ambush ng drug lord, tapos nag-iwan pa sila ng dalawang security?

I mean I could understand if you would send a topnotch investigator of the police. I would understand that. Pero kung silang dalawa mismo the first and the second highest police officials of the city. Nagtataka ako kung bakit ganun. Strange behavior.

Q: Mayor, mayor ‘yung Hanjin?

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: I have no time. I will just elope with one of you and then we will…

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Source: PCOO-PND (Presidential News Desk)