MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday slammed an Amnesty International report which claims that Philippine National Police (PNP) is paying policemen and vigilantes for every drug slay. "Binibigyan daw sila ng singko mil kada. P***** i**. Bakit man ako magbigay sa inyo para magpatay eh trabaho niyo yan. Gusto mo ikaw patayin ko?" Duterte said in a speech in North Cotabato. (They say I give P5,000 for each kill. S** of a b****. Why would I pay you to kill? That’s your job.)
In its investigation, "If you are poor you are killed: Extrajudicial Executions in the Philippines' War on Drugs," Amnesty International cited an anti-narcotics officer who said that police units receive money for killing alleged drug offenders. The source added, the incentive is "paid in cash, secretly, by headquarters." PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa has also insisted that the police organization does not have money to pay cops for every drug suspect they kill.
"Ewan ko kung sinong nagbabayad. Ako, wala akong perang pambayad kung totoo man yan. Hindi po binabayaran yang mga pulis na yan...Ako, ang PNP po, walang funding para sa ganung babayaran. Babayaran yung pulis na nakapatay? Bakit mo babayaran?" Dela Rosa told reporters on Wednesday. (I don't know who is paying. Me, I don't have money to pay for that if that were true. Those cops are not paid...For me, the PNP has no funding to pay for that. You'll pay the cop for killing? Why would you pay him?)
He also dared those who are behind the claim to come out in the open and file charges before the appropriate bodies. "Mahirap kasi 'yang nagsasabi lang. Ilabas nila yang tao na yan in the open," he said. (That's difficult, when people just say it. They should bring that person out in the open.) The Palace said the Duterte government does not sponsor extra-judicial killings.