From a report by Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 12/16/15 7:36 AM
Davao City mayor says ‘killing 1,700’ was exaggeration
MANILA – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening denied he challenged fellow presidential aspirant Mar Roxas to a gun duel.
By Rosette Adel (philstar.com) | Updated May 27, 2015 – 5:39pm
MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said his statement on “DDS” links meant “Davao Development System” and not “Davao Death Squad.”
In a local show Gikan Para sa Masa last Monday, Duterte answered allegations that he is behind the Davao Death Squad, who are suspected to be responsible for summary killings of the criminals in Davao City.
Published May 26, 2015 10:46 pm
In an interview on GMA News’ State of the Nation with Jessica Soho Tuesday evening, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte categorically said that he does not want and neither is he running for any national position in the 2016 elections.
Mayor Duterte said he is going around advocating the federal system to address local governance concerns in Mindanao that have arisen because of the ongoing public debate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
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