Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte is known for being a tough leader and strictly implementing the law. We have seen in earlier news reports how Mayor Rody Duterte he deals with law-breakers, but this is the first time we heard him telling a smoker to eat cigarette butt for being arrogant and for not following the anti-smoking law in Davao City.
On a post by former journalist Manny Piñol at Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for President 2016 Facebook page this Thursday, September 3, he said a local tourist in Davao City attended the annual celebration of the Kadayawan Festival last month. However, the unidentified person allegedly insisted on lighting a cigarette while drinking beer inside a restaurant.
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Citing sources, Piñol, who is also the former governor of North Cotabato and a huge supporter of Duterte, said the restaurant owner reminded the man about the law in Davao City banning smoking inside restaurants. However, the arrogant smoker replied, “Bakit pera ba ni Duterte ang binibili ko ng sigarilyo? (Why, am I using Duterte’s money to buy my cigarettes?).
Incidentally, the restaurant owner is a friend of Mayor Duterte. He immediately called the local police to inform the mayor about the defiant smoker. A few minutes later, the tough mayor arrived at the scene. When the law-breaker saw him, he immediately dropped his cigarette and stepped on it. Shortly, the Davao City mayor sat beside the man and talked to him.
“Papiliin kita: barilin ko ang bayag mo, i-preso kita o kainin mo ang upos ng sigarilyo mo,” Duterte allegedly told the smoker, as he sat him and pointed a .38 revolver at his crotch. The man apologized to Duterte, picked up the cigarette butt, ate it and swallowed it. Before the mayor left, he told the man to “Never ever challenge the law.”
(I will let you choose, I will shoot your balls, I will send you to jail, or you will eat your cigarette butt.)
But while Mayor Rody Duterte earned a lot of followers for his non-conventional type of leadership, there are also some people who dislike him, saying that he might be a dictator once he wins the presidency in 2016. The 70-year old mayor has been vocal in telling everyone that he is not running for higher position next year, despite his increasing supporters requesting him to run.
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Credit: Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for President 2016 Facebook
But in a recent speech in front of his supporters, Mayor Duterte reportedly told them to give him time to decide whether he will run for president in 2016 or not. He said he is now discussing the matter with his family. There are speculations of a possible alliance between the NP and his political party, PDP-Laban.
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