Rodrigo Duterte said he will order the police and the military to find and kill all criminals as he sells himself as a ruthless leader willing to bypass the judicial system in an unprecedented war against crime.
The long-time mayor of Davao City, a lawyer, also outlined his plans if elected president before a cheering crowd of supporters, to eradicate drug traffickers.
Surveys indicate his election strategy of law-and-order platform, is winning him many fans. He has now climbed into second place just four percentage points behind Senator Grace Poe, according to the latest survey by Pulse Asia released this week.
However human rights advocates do not agree about a Duterte presidency. They accuse him of organizing or tolerating vigilante squads that have targeted suspected criminals and street children in Davao, killing more than 1,000 people since the 1980s.
The long-time mayor of Davao City, a lawyer, also outlined his plans if elected president before a cheering crowd supporters to eradicate drug traffickers surveys indicate his election strategy of law anf order platform is wiining him many fans He has now Climbed into second place just four percentage points behind senator Grace Poe according to the latest survey by pulse asia released.