Unit 1012 awards the Rayner Goddard Act of Courage Award to Rodrigo Duterte for defending the death penalty. Although, we, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP, rather that he uses capital punishment after a fair trial with judicial safeguards, we still respect the fact that he has the courage to protect his countrymen.
He is also nicknamed, ‘The Donald Trump of the Philippines’ and he was sworn in as President on June 30, 2016. Let us present quotes of his endorsement of the death penalty and his defense of gun rights:
Rodrigo Duterte and the Davao Death Squad
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QUOTE: Duterte said those delinquents who deserve death penalty have a debt to pay to society. He said that even though such punishment will not deter some people from committing a crime, at least they will be punished for their unlawful actions.
Duterte added that even though death penalty was abolished, some relatives of the victims of heinous crimes that deserve such punishment often resort to vengeance, which is not good.
"So kanang mga bleeding hearts or humanist dira, pareha ra na. Imo na silang kuryentehan or tadtaron, parehos ra nang pataya (to the bleeding hearts and humanists, it’s the same death. Whether you electrocute them or chop them, they’re still dead)," Duterte said.
"Ayaw mi tagai anang drama ninyo na it's a cruel and unusual punishment kay tanan pamaagi na patyon nimo ang usa ka tao cruel and unusual jud na. Kining mga human rights, sunod-sunod mo anang mga European na against death penalty (Don’t talk to me about how execution methods are cruel and unusual punishments because all ways of killing a person is cruel and unusual. These human rights advocates are merely copycats of Europeans who are against death penalty)," he added. [Monday November 19, 2012]
Rodrigo Duterte on being a terror to evildoers
QUOTE: "What I will do is urge Congress to restore death penalty by hanging."
QUOTE: "If you resist, show violent resistance, my order to police (will be) to shoot to kill. Shoot to kill for organised crime. You heard that? Shoot to kill for every organised crime," he is quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.
The Donald Trump of The Philippines wants to bring back hanging.
QUOTE: "Forget the laws on human rights... You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because I'd kill you. I'll dump all of you into Manila Bay, and fatten all the fish there."
QUOTE: Do not destroy my country because I will kill you. I will kill you. No middle ground. As long as the requirements of the law are there, if you try to evade arrest, refuse arrest... and you put up a good fight or resist violently, I will say: Kill them.
Rodrigo Duterte on solving problem
QUOTE: "Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun -- you have my support," Duterte said, warning of an extensive illegal drug trade that involves even the country's police. If a drug dealer resists arrest or refuses to be brought to a police station and threatens a citizen with a gun or a knife, "you can kill him," Duterte said. "Shoot him and I'll give you a medal."
Rodrigo Duterte on hanging.
QUOTE: "The death penalty might be a deterrence to commit a crime but that is one school of thought. Death penalty to me is the retribution. It makes you pay for what you did."
Rodrigo Duterte on Anti Drugs campaign
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QUOTE: "If you're still into drugs, I will kill you, don't take this as a joke. I'm not trying to make you laugh, son of a bitch, I will really kill you," he said to loud jeers and applause.
Rodrigo Duterte on assassination
QUOTE: “I’m asking for re-imposition of death penalty so that I can hang them. They say that death penalty is inhuman. But what is so human about killing an 18-year-old child or raping her? Drugs have reduced human killing into bestial state.”
QUOTE: “If there is death penalty, you won’t be afraid anymore because you will be killed.”
QUOTE: “These human rights (groups), congressmen, how stupid you are,” Duterte said, as he highlighted their criticism of his plans to impose latenight curfews on children being out on the streets and to reintroduce the death penalty. “I believe in retribution. Why? You should pay. When you kill someone, rape, you should die,” he said.
QUOTE: With just three days before assuming the presidency, Duterte stood firm. “When they describe or characterise a human rights violator, these fools make it appear that the people you kill are saints, as if they are pitiful or innocent,” he said. Duterte said European ambassadors were also among those who had expressed concern over the death penalty and extrajudicial killings.
AUTHOR: Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician serving as the 16th President of the Philippines. He is the first Mindanaoan president of the country.
Duterte is among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and has been Mayor of Davao City, a highly urbanized city on Mindanao island, for seven terms, totalling more than 22 years. He has also served as vice-mayor and as congressman for the city.
Nicknamed "The Punisher", vigilante groups tied to Duterte are thought to be responsible for the executions of drug traffickers, criminals, gang members and other lawless elements. Over a period of 20 years, he turned Davao City from the "murder capital of the Philippines" to what tourism organisations now describe as "the most peaceful city in southeast Asia," and what numbeo.com ranks as the world's fourth safest place. Nonetheless, Duterte has drawn criticism from various sources, particularly the press and the Philippine National Police leadership in the Aquino government, which contest the effectiveness of his policies.
Duterte had been urged to run for the Philippine presidency numerous times, but he refused these offers until well into 2015 on the grounds of a "flawed government system", old age and opposition from his family. Nevertheless, on November 21, 2015, he declared his candidacy in the 2016 election contest for the office of the President of the Philippines, and won with a landslide victory, garnering 16,601,997 votes. Duterte took office on June 30, 2016, for a term of six years.