Malacañang told Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte that it is unlawful to kill anyone since he was a lawyer, adding Duterte spoke from the heart.
“Alam n’yo po kasi ang mga pulitiko may mga sasabihin ‘yan because they know patok pero meron din silang mga sinasabi na alam nila na ito ‘yung pawang katotohanan,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised briefing.
“Kagabi po, I think the President was speaking from the heart. Abogado po ang Presidente, paulit-ulit natin sinasabi ‘yan. Ipinagbabawal ang pagpatay sa ilalim ng Saligang Batas at ating mga batas,” he added.
The Palace official also said the President’s use of “colorful language” was meant to “generate attention and discussion” on issues, especially on his campaign against illegal drugs.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday night that he has never killed anyone after claiming on several occasions that he had taken lives before.