Duterte denies hand on NBI’s summon to Mayor Vico

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President Rodrigo Duterte said during a talk to nation April 3 that he has nothing to do with the operation of the National Bureau of Immigration (NBI). This is with regards to NBI’s move to summon Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto regarding his alleged violation of community quarantine directives.

“‘Yung kay Mayor Vico, isang beses lang ako nagsalita, ‘yung pag-proclaim ko ng emergency. Sabi ko huwag ito, huwag doon, huwag doon. Pagkatapos noon, wala na,” President Duterte said.

“Wala akong pakialam sa operation ng NBI kung anong gusto nila. Karamihan diyan mga abogado ‘yan. Ang qualification kasi noon ng NBI, abogado eh,” he added.

“Wala akong… Kayong mga… Huwag kayong mag… Hindi ako… Trabaho ng pulis ‘yan. Nandito ako sa… Ang akin, policy sa taas,” he explained.

“Ito, huwag ninyong gawin. Ito, gawin mo. ‘Yan. At ang mag-enforce niyan pulis pati military. Wala na akong pakialam kung pagkatapos sinong nahuli, sinong na,” he added.