He said what?
"If I become president, there would be no such thing as bloodless cleansing."" (Presidential forum at the De La Salle University in Manila on January 20.)
"I will not accept money and contributions from people and groups who have transactions with the government because I will have to pay them back with favors when I become President." (Duterte told a gathering of campaign leaders and supporters in Davao City on January 6).
"I’m presenting myself as President of the Republic of the Philippines. Judge me not by the cuss words and the curses. Judge me for what I stand for."" (Cebu City speech January 7).
- On being President
"I think it’s also incumbent for those proposing to lower taxes to point out which programs will have to be cut. Its easy to grandstand, to freshen our image by saying 'lets lower taxes, have zero taxes.' But what are the programs which will be severly affected? How many children will not have classrooms? How many of our countrymen will no longer benefit from Philhealth? How many will no longer benefit from the [Conditional Cash Transfer Program?]"
- On the administration opposing lower income tax rates
“If I succeed [in resolving crime and corruption] perhaps that would be my greatest contribution to the country, but if I fail, kill me,” (Duterte statement on January 17)
“What I want is to instill fear [among criminals]. If it sends the wrong signal, then I’m sorry.” (Cebu City speech January 7)
“You know, I am only human. So I am still greeting drug addicts, thieves, corrupt officials, criminals and those who makes the lives of Filipinos miserable a merry Christmas. But if you do not want to stop, and just continue committing crimes, then this would be your last “Merry Christmas.” (Video message December 22)
“Let’s shoot it out instead. People might be afraid to die, but what am I afraid of?” (Duterte said in Bisaya in an interview on December 14)
- On crime in PH
“I will recommend to Congress the restoration of death penalty by hanging in public.” (December 27 TV Talk Show in Davao City) - On death penalty
- On death penalty