Duterte to tam­bays: Steal from, kill ‘rich’ bish­ops

Watchmen Daily Journal - - NATION - (Pia Ranada, Rap­pler.com)

MANILA – Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte is not done with his vi­o­lent rhetoric against lead­ers of the Catholic Church.

In a speech, he said tam­bays or by­standers should not hes­i­tate to steal from bish­ops and even kill them af­ter­wards.

"Kaya pag­dat­ing ko, sabi ko, 'Hoy, kay­ong mga tam­bay diyan, 'pag du­maan 'yang obispo ninyo, holda­pan 'yan, maram­ing pera 'yan, putang ina niya," said Duterte on Wed­nes­day night, Jan­uary 9.

(So when I got there, I said, "Hey you by­standers, when the bishop passes by, stage a holdup be­cause he has lots of money, that son of a bitch.")

"Patayin mo. Galit sa akin 'yung sige yawyaw (Kill him. He's an­gry at me, the one al­ways blab­ber­ing)," Duterte con­tin­ued.

He was giv­ing a speech at the birth­day cel­e­bra­tion of Mas­bate Gov­er­nor An­to­nio Kho.

Duterte was rant­ing about re­li­gious lead­ers again as he re­called how a priest sup­pos­edly called him a de­mon and wished for his death dur­ing a homily.

"Ta­pos ngayon kung ma­matay daw ako, nagholy Mass ha, sacra­ment of Mass, nag­dasal pa na ma­matay ako. Sabi ko, 'Patayin mo 'yan la­hat obispo diyan. Mga inu­til 'yan,'" said Duterte.

(Then when I die, they said, in a holy Mass, sacra­ment of Mass, they prayed I would die. I said, "Kill all those bish­ops there. They are use­less.")

De­spite his call­out to tam­bays, Duterte him­self had or­dered po­lice to round up by­standers, think­ing they en­cour­age crim­i­nal­ity.

Just last De­cem­ber, the Pres­i­dent had said bish­ops should be killed be­cause "all they do is crit­i­cize."

Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Sal­vador Panelo de­fended Duterte's re­mark by say­ing his threat was just for "dra­matic ef­fect."

(Malacañang photo)

Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte de­liv­ers his mes­sage dur­ing the birth­day cel­e­bra­tion of Mas­bate Gov­er­nor An­to­nio Kho at the Kalasan­gan Farm in Catain­gan, Mas­bate, on Jan­uary 9, 2019.

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