Duterte intends to really go hard vs drugs, criminality in last 2 years of term

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President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he will be going really hard against illegal drugs and criminality within the remaining years of his term as president.

“I really intend to go hard within the last two years of my term pati itong mga kriminal. We have seen an upsurge of holdups, street crimes again it’s because of the liberality being offered by the opening of the economy. And of course, people are now allowed to roam freely and to travel. The most convenient way is really ‘yung motor. Kapag nakapatay sila, diretso sakay. I saw one footage ‘yung tinabihan lang,” President Duterte said during his talk to nation aired October 14.

“This is very hard to control. I understand the nightmare the police are facing on how to control the mobility of the criminal right after committing a crime. Kasi ang motor kasi nagsi-zigzag lang ‘yan in and out of traffic situations and they can really get away with it easily. Unlike the motor vehicles, ma-ano ng traffic. But itong mga motor kung minsan dumadaan pa ng ano sidewalk eh. That is also a matter which we have to address itong ano,” he added.

“Ano kayang mabuti nito? We can train the highway patrol. We can train about siguro in one class 30. We have to increase the mobile capacity ng pulis at saka we can buy motorcycles ‘yung mahahaba, all that can negotiate any obstacle, the ordinary obstacles that you’d find in the streets,” President Duterte said.