President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the ‘lack of fear to violate the law has caused many to violate it with impunity’, he also urged the Congress to restore Death Penalty in the country.
Duterte also put a blame on the past presidents for failing to implement the capital punishment in the country, he said :”In the Philippines, mayroon tayong death penalty noon. Pero dahil walang mga bayag ito, they never implemented,”
“Kasi yung mga leader, hindi talaga inimplement. Kung ako ang nagleader noon, at nilagay ninyo ako for the last 17 years… Kaya hinihingi ko ulit,” he added.
He also believes in the need to discipline the people by instilling fear, adding that his 24-hour ultimatum for gov’t officials involved in illegal drugs to surrender or face death.
“Kita mo ako, sinabi ko, bigyan mo ng 24 oras, papatayin ko kayong lahat. Di pati governor, takbuhan sila. Pawis, pawis.” President Duterte said.