Pubdate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)
Copyright: 2016 Philippine Daily Inquirer
Author: Marlon Ramos


DID "The Punisher" just own up to the killing of druggies?

President Duterte has admitted the government's lack of funds for the 
rehabilitation of drug dependents had led to the deaths of suspected 
drug lords.

Since he assumed the presidency on June 30, almost 2,000 alleged drug 
pushers and users had died in police operations and vigilante killings.

Speaking before members of the Volunteers Against Crime and 
Corruption (VACC) in Malacanang Monday night, the President said his 
administration did not have the money to finance recovery programs 
for some 700,000 drug users who had turned themselves in to police.

"Where will this lead us? Where do I get the billions (of pesos)? My 
budget is only this much... that's why in the meantime you have them 
killed," Mr. Duterte said in a mix of English and Filipino.

"Son of a b*tch, I will really kill you. Let's be frank here. We will 
really end up killing each other here," he went on. "I cannot simply 
define justice that is fair to all. Life is never fair."
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