President Duterte during the 19th Anniversary celebration of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) warned the mayors and local executives that they will be suspended if they fail to curb the illegal drug trade in their areas of jurisdiction.
“If you cannot control drugs in your city, tanggalin kita. I might just outright suspend you. That’s my next move.”
“And I will not return the police power to you. Wala akong pakialam sa inyo.”
“Magbakasyon ka na lang. Wala pala kayong silbi.”
These was his statements for the mayor officials in a VACC gathering in Malacañang.
But then, the president expects there will be counter battles at the court and will oppose his planned suspension of local officials whoever he found guilty. Nonetheless, he will remain unfazed in imposing sanction against erring mayor officials.