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“If The Drug Threat Persists, We Could Be the Next Mexico” Says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte


“If The Drug Threat Persists, We Could Be the Next Mexico” Says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte –

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In a recent speaking engagement, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines has some 3-million drug addicts within its borders.

Those numbers are being questioned by many foreigners who have lived within its border, knowing all to well the massive drug issues within the Philippines, and also Davao City.

Duterte warned the Philippines could soon become Asia’s variation of Mexico due to the  national government’s indifference towards drug pushers, users and the likes.

Duterte said in his recent rant “If the drug threat persists, we could be the next Mexico.”

On Sunday, the Presidential hopeful warned the Junior Chamber International in Pasay City, “We (the Philippines and Mexico) have the same temperament, even the same patrons.”

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The city mayor went on to say “In Manila, almost all policemen are on the take – When they are called for an operation, many of them would squeal – They will warn criminals about the operation, because they are on the take.”

Duterte also scratched on the issues with drug lords who are caught, prosecuted and receive jail-time only to keep on with their business as if nothing ever happened. The issue is said to have just ‘come to light’ when a recent raid at the New Bilibid Prison showed the involvement of drug syndicates, drug lords and the police themselves helping.

Duterte said the drug issues within the country are so serious that is has become a national security concern.

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“You ask every mayor and they will say their number one problem is drugs,” he said.

“I supposed (President Aquino) was not given the information about the drug problem. It was only a month ago that the Manila Police revealed that nine out of 10 youths are influenced by drugs. That is dangerous, it involves national security,” Duterte said.

He said that while the drug problem has become serious, the national government has not done much about it, or even cared to consult with local executives on how to go against it.

“If you have three million addicts, it means that you have at least 30,000 drug pushers,” he said.

A bigger picture that concerns Duterte is that the government might not be able to avoid a turf-war against big-time drug lords.

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“I told you, when you come to my city and sell drugs, I will really kill you,” Duterte said.

Aside from neglecting the illegal drug problem, Duterte said the national government, ironically, has been running after those seriously fighting the problem instead, him included.

The ‘real’ numbers on drugs within the Philippines is unknown – local, regional and national news show an endless stream of users, wars, killings and arrests against a nation embedded in drugs from long ago.

If Mayor Duterte thinks that 3-million addicts and 30,000 pushers is a problem – then the “real” numbers should even be more shocking to those who know the true reality of drug issues within the Philippines.




2 Comments on "“If The Drug Threat Persists, We Could Be the Next Mexico” Says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte"

  1. Sphen Diesel | August 11, 2015 at 11:57 pm |

    Is this guy playing on the stupidity of the Philippines or what? The Philippines is nothing more than a distorted reality of ‘little Mexico’ – you got summary executions, half the population running around high, drunk or just plain fucking stupid. The remainder of the population is either producing drugs for profit, prostituting themselves out (male and female mind you) and the remaining flock of sheep are entrenched in the church as if they are going to be saved from the remaining turds who will do nothing but flush the best of the best down the bowl – the Tidy Bowl Man comes to mind when thinking of this.

  2. The Dogs Back Wheels | October 16, 2016 at 9:14 pm |

    I wonder if he knows where these drugs are coming from? Well according to sources inside Bilibid its China and North Korea.
    So doing trade and open the borders with China would seem like a senseless act when you are fighting drugs.
    The people killed , the pushers and users are just small fry , the low hanging fruit. Add to this people killed who were not into drugs but were executed as an enemy of someone and drugs then planted , this is not going to end any time soon.
    The big players are tucked away and if it looks like the heat is on , there may well be a new president sooner than later.
    But my guess is that this current killing spree will have to be kept in check as the world watches and asks for pushers and users to at least get due process.

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