President Rodrigo Duterte asked for another six months to put an end to the drug menace and criminality in the country and ‘to put everything in order’.
“Just give me a little extension of maybe another six months. I did not have any idea that there were hundreds of thousands already in the drug business,” Duterte said.
“What makes it worse,” he said, is that “people in government” are now running the drug trafficking operations.
“That self-imposed time of three to six months, I did not realize how severe the problem of the drug menace is in this republic until I became president,” he added.
“Nobody would believe there are about 700,000 new guys in the drug business who surrendered to the police and military,”
source: Philippine Star