Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte fired back at Justice Secretary Leila De Lima after the latter revealed that the Mayor had once admitted to masterminding the Davao Death Squad.
According to De Lima, it was Duterte himself who told her that he has knowledge of the DDS and that if this is true, then Duterte should be made liable.
However, Duterte clarified that he was taken out of context and that all he did was challenge critics to press charges against him if they have evidence that he’s behind the said death squad.
In line with this, the Mayor said his issue with De Lima has gone personal, since she was responsible in bringing up the said issue.
Prior to this, Duterte already said that he had already advised De Lima to mind her own business, particularly that of the New Bilibid Prison.
Duterte insisted that it was in December when De Lima ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct a raid inside the NBP where some prisoners act as kings.
This is De Lima’s responsibility since this is the main reason why some criminals are getting “bigger”, especially the drug lords, inside the said compound.