Duterte Shared The Real Story Behind BBC's Malicious Interview That He Killed 3 Criminals

"When I tell you now that I killed, do not term them as suspects because all of them died while they were fighting government people. What I said, what I related to you was this: they tried to escape with the money and we stopped them and we saw carbine, when the windows were open, carbine was pointed at us. That was not there, they were not suspects, I suppose. But by any amount of stretching the imagination, those are people who dared to fight the law. And because I had an M16, I carried one because Davao was then a wild country, I had to restore order and I took the bull by the horns."
President Rodrigo Duterte
Last Saturday, December 17, BBC News, uploaded a video of their interview with President Rodrigo Duterte that went viral due to his remarks.

Please watch BBC's side of this story.


Philippines' President Duterte tells the BBC he killed three men personally. Read more here: bbc.in/2hDA8bT
Posted by BBC News on Friday, December 16, 2016


However, what people didn't bother to find out before calling President Duterte a murderer is the real story behind that event.

In a press conference in Davao City early Saturday morning, President Duterte cited that the lady and her boyfriend were snatched and the lady bought to Cotabato and sent feelers to her family demanding for a P2 million ransom, Politiko reported.

The family of the lady reported the crime to the then Mayor Duterte and he planned to rescue with his police friends.

This is how President Duterte described how the lady was saved and how he participated in the shootout which killed her 3 abductors.

So, on that fateful night, they were travelling. I was there with retired police Elson Estares and two others because they never expected that they would pass this way but they would return. It is not done. Usually if you pass in this area, you pass only once. You do not go back and…but the troops were there surrounding the house. So when we heard somebody inside, he’s a brave guy, Lima, he was the one I told. You go there because he was a shooter. I said could you take out three persons at one time, he said yes.


Okay you will be that inside the bedroom. And when she said the birdie, ‘birdie’ is safe. So they went down and it was covered by the televisions. The networks were just at the background. So, when they refused to stop, we saw a carbine pointed at us. We were parked nearby. So, the shooting started and I was one holding a…I was holding a .45 but you know, when I saw them coming back to our direction, I grabbed my M16, American-made, mind you…to kill criminals. Not extrajudicial, there was a firefight. And I said there were about only three of us there. So, I might have hit them all or none at all. But the fact is I was there and I fired at them. It was a pure case of kidnapping.

When I tell you now that I killed, do not term them as suspects because all of them died while they were fighting government people. What I said, what I related to you was this: they tried to escape with the money and we stopped them and we saw carbine, when the windows were open, carbine was pointed at us. That was not there, they were not suspects, I suppose. But by any amount of stretching the imagination, those are people who dared to fight the law. And because I had an M16, I carried one because Davao was then a wild country, I had to restore order and I took the bull by the horns.
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In another video shared by Greco Belgica from Filipino Community Facebook page. He tells:

Ito ung buong interview na pinutol ng BBC na pinost natin ukol sa pagkakapatay nung 3 kriminal ni PDu30 nung siya ay Mayor palang. Pinalabas ng BBC na murder.

Andyan narin ang sagot ni VP Leni at video ng mendiola massacre
At -6:02 to -4:15 of this video, President Duterte tells he killed 3 criminals during a hostage-taking incident and not for other reason.

Please watch.

Ito ung buong interview na pinutol ng BBC na pinost natin ukol sa pagkakapatay nung 3 kriminal ni PDu30 nung siya ay...
Posted by Greco Belgica on Sunday, December 18, 2016