Duterte to offer 3m reward for druglords
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has offered a P3-million reward to those who can capture or kill high profile drug lords. He also put a bounty to the police or military men who can arrest of drug lords.
According to Duterte, the bounty came from his excess campaign funds, which is enough for 100 criminals.
“I’m not saying you kill them, but the order is dead or alive. It's a subject sa kanilang turo ‘When to kill and when not to kill’ -- when is it legal to kill, when is it unlawful to take another man's life? Pagka sinabi kong dead or alive, alam na nilang kung tumaas ang kamay talagang alive iyan. Pagka lumaban, dead iyan. I don't want to see a dead policeman or agent or whatever,” Duterte said.
Duterte said that P50,000 will be the bounty for a small-time drug pusher, P1 million for a “supervisor” or a “manager” drug pusher, and P3 million for big-time druglords.
Duterte also said that the newly-appointed head of the National Bureau of Investigation, Dante Gierran has already been informed to “personally kill” any agents he would discover to be involved in illegal drugs.
Also, during the interview of Chief Supt. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Duterte’s chosen director general of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that in giving rewards may help to motivate the policemen to work harder.
“Additional motivation on their part iyan kaysa tatanggap sila ng pera galing sa drugs... Ang pulis hindi naman iyan bounty hunter. Hindi naman iyan hitman o gun for hire. I-neutralize mo iyong drug lord through legal means, kaya nga sinabi dead or alive. Kung lumaban mas maganda iyong patay siya [criminal] para hindi ikaw [police] iyong mamatay,” he said.