Die with dignity, President Duterte tells soldiers, police
DAVAO CITY — President Duterte told the police and soldiers here they’d better spend the last three bullets on their heads rather than surrender and suffer debasement in the hands of their enemies.
The President told the police to save their last three bullets so that when they get trapped by enemies, they could use these last bullets on themselves rather than be captured.
“I don’t want to see the police or the soldiers captured,” the President said during the distribution of certificates and awards to the graduates of the Motorcycle Riding Course and Motorcycle Riding Safety Training at the Rancho Palos Verdes here on Friday.
The President made the statement shortly after he announced he would deploy one more division of soldiers in Jolo, Sulu to fight the enemies there, referring to but without mentioning the Abu Sayyaf.
“They will humiliate and debase you in their camps, and after a long, long time (of taking you) hostage, they will let you face the camera,” the President said. “Kainin mo na ang bala mo,” he said. “Die with dignity, all of us die, anyway.”
The President said he would go to Jolo himself to accompany the new soldier arrivals.
“Kung na-corner tayong lahat, sabay tayo kain One, two…Kalabitin mo,” he said.
He said he would be in Jolo when the new division of soldiers arrive.
“I’m going there,” he said. “Pagdating ng one division nandoon ako,” he said.
He said he had given police and soldiers firearms and ammunitions. “Nabigyan ko na sila. Sabi ko, this is provided with three magazines. Iyong dalawa i-deploy ninyo. ‘Pag naubos isa, pansak (insert) ‘yung isa. ‘Pag naubos ‘yung isa … Be sure to count the numbers. Be sure to leave three bullets in the magazine kasi ‘pag na-corner na kayo, p ***** i** ninyo kainin ninyo ‘yang baril ninyo. Kalabitin mo,” he said.