"Eh sana sabihin na, eh bakit hindi hingiin ni Duterte iyang death penalty. Eh may death penalty wala namang nangyari noon. Eh anak ka ng--ibalik mo sa akin iyan, ako ang mag... araw-arawin ko iyan, lima o anim. Totoo. Kaya ko hinihingi kasi talagang hihiritan kita," Duterte said in a speech during the birthday celebration of Senator Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City on Saturday night.
"Eh kung ayaw n'yo ibalik ang death penalty, eh 'di ibang hirit tayo. You want it legal, fine; you destroy my country, I destroy you. Wala na tayong pinag-usapan dito. That is my – itong mga kasi, itong mga i--no offense intended ah, istorya na lang ito. Istorya lang man ito," he added.
Duterte won the May elections with the promise to remove drugs in the Philippines in six months.
Before he was sworn into the presidency, Duterte said he will push Congress to restore the death penalty and he wanted it carried out "by hanging."
His closes ally in the House of Representatives, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez filed House Bill 01 seeking the reimposition of the capital punishment for heinous crimes such as treason, murder, rape, plunder, and illegal drug activities.
The bill was approved at the committee level last December 7.
SOURCE: GMA NEWS