Watch: Mayor Duterte Christmas Greeting to Criminals: “This will be your last ‘Merry Christmas'” (Video)
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte has a Christmas greeting to all the criminals in the Philippines. Yes, it seems that the 70-year old presidential aspirant still has a soft heart to felonies. But unlike the traditional holiday greetings, Duterte sends a very strong warning to the lawbreakers. Watch his unconventional Christmas message on the video below.
“Alam ninyo ako’y tao lamang. Kaya binabati ko pa rin ng ‘Merry Christmas’ kayong mga durugista, magnanakaw, mga corrupt, mga kriminal…at kayong nagpapahirap sa Pilipino. Kaya kung ayaw ninyong huminto, at patuloy pa rin ang karahasan, ito na ang huli ninyong ‘Merry Christmas.” Mayor Duterte calmly said, while sitting alone on his office chair.
(You know, I’m just human. That’s why I am greeting ‘Merry Christmas’ all you drug addicts, thieves, corrupt officials, criminals, as well as people who have making the lives of the Filipinos hard. But if you do not want to stop, and just continue committing crimes, then this would be your last “Merry Christmas.”)
The 22-second video was uploaded on YouTube this Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by a certain Ellard Capiral, and was believed to created by a group called ‘Disiplina Duterte,’ because its logo appeared on the last part. The supporters of Mayor Duterte is now sharing the video on Facebook, and many of them suggest that it should also be aired on national TV.
Apparently, Mayor Duterte seems to be attracting more supporters despite the controversies pertaining to his character. Late November, the tough-talking mayor was heavily criticized for cursing Pope Francis on his speech. And just recently, he engaged himself in word war with administration presidentiable Mar Roxas that led to a fist fight challenge and later, gun duel.
Meanwhile, Duterte is now facing a third disqualification case filed by JP Delas Nievas, the University Student Council Chairperson of the University of the Philippines Diliman. The two other petitioners are Ruben Castor and Rizalito David, who earlier filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for President, but Comelec declared him as a nuisance candidate.
But despite all the obstacles in Duterte’s presidential bid in the 2016 Philippine elections, the latest survey of Pulse Asia Research, Inc. reveals that he and Senator Grace Poe are statistically tied in second place. This is despite the fact that Duterte had 23 percent of the votes while Poe had 21 percent only. VP Jejomar Binay landed on top with 33 percent.