Tough talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte issued his Christmas 2015 message to the nation in a strong tone.
In a Youtube video posted on December 21 by Disiplina Duterte with the title “Huling Pasko”, the Davao Mayor greets everyone a Merry Christmas but quickly followed with a warning to the criminals especially drug addicts and corrupt officials that it could be their last Christmas.
“Alam ninyo ako’y tao lamang. Kaya binabati ko pa rin ng ‘Merry Christmas’ kayong mga durugista, magnanakaw, mga corrupt, mga kriminal…at kayong nagpapahirap sa Pilipino. Kaya kung ayaw ninyong huminto at patuloy pa rin ang karahasan, ito na ang huli ninyong Merry Christmas,” Duterte added.
Duterte has been known for his strong stand against criminality. He’s even linked to the vigilante group Davao Death Squad doing extra-judicial killings in Davao City. He was also tagged for several human rights abuses for his kind of leadership and justice system.
But this type of leadership and his un-conventional ways is what made him endearing to many, thus becoming one of the strongest contenders on the upcoming 2016 Philippine elections.
WATCH: Here’s the video of Duterte warming criminals of their possible last Christmas.