Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells rice smugglers, "I will kill you"

This isn’t the first death threat he has issued.

Edith Regalado of The Philippine Star reports that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is intensifying efforts to crack down on rice smugglers in the city. The report quoted Duterte, who said, "I want smuggling of rice in my city stopped. But if you still do not stop your smuggling activities, I will kill you."


Duterte went on to add: "If still you refuse to stop smuggling rice into my city, then I will go to where you are and check on your warehouse using my visitorial rights. I will check on your electricity consumption, your books with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and business licenses and everything."


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