Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte aka Judge Dredd

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte openly admitted on Tuesday that he once hurled a man suspected of rape and murder from a helicopter in mid-air.
 
And he reiterated that he had no qualms about doing it again.
 
It was not immediately clear when or where the helicopter incident Duterte spoke of took place.
 
But an admission is an admission.
 
Duterte (right) had already conceded to personally killing suspected criminals during his time as mayor of Davao City – sometimes riding a motorcycle looking for "encounters to kill".

And he made the remarks at the Wallace Business Forum in Manila on December 12, 2016.
 
Allegations that Duterte was himself involved in killings in Davao were previously made at a senate inquiry set up to look into extrajudicial killings during the President's drug crackdown.
 
Self-professed hitman Edgar Matobato told the committee he saw Duterte unload two magazines of an Uzi submachine gun into a National Bureau of Investigation official.
 
"He must have finished 200 bullets," Matobato had said in September.
 
The hitman claimed more than 1,000 people had been killed by death squads during Duterte's time as mayor.
 
The senate inquiry was scrapped and investigations stopped in October, after the committee's head and Duterte critic, Senator Leila De Lima, was replaced.
 
Duterte is the president who decides whether you are guilty or not, whether you die or live.

Duterte is judge, jury and executioner.

Duterte is the Filipino version of Judge Dredd. 

Yesterday, it was business as usual for Celtic as they secured a fourteenth consecutive Scottish Premiership win when they subdued Ross County by a 2-0 score.
 
Erik Sviatchenko caught out the other side's goalie with a 35-yard drive in the thirty-eighth minute and Stuart Armstrong rifled in a low shot (45+1) to give their team a well-deserved three points. 
 
And Celtic convincingly extended their lead over second-placed Rangers to 16 points.

On Wednesday, I was at No. 11, Jalan SS 26/6 in Taman Mayang Jaya, PJ partaking in my almost daily diet of Toastmasters. I served as the Timekeeper at the PJ Toastmasters meeting.
 
I know I performed the role with earnest enthusiasm.

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