President Rodrigo Duterte has promised that he will beat up cops who physically abuse their wives and children as he lamented that the uniformed personnel exhibit their “authority even in matters not connected with police work.”
After berating the “crazy” cop involved in the Tarlac murders, the President urged the public to report to him abusive husbands and fathers who are members of the Philippine National Police.
“Usually kasi, itong pulis, you tend to exhibit your authority even in matters not connected with police work. Iyong mga away-away. Karamihan diyan ‘yang mga pulis na ‘yan binubugbog ‘yang asawa,” Duterte said in a televised speech Monday night.
“So, kung kayo na binubugbog ng asawa ninyo na pulis, pumunta lang kayo sa Malacañang kay ipatawag ko ‘yung pulis. Bugbugin ko ‘yan sa harap mo,” he added.
Should the police file a complaint against him, Duterte said he will throw the cop’s body in Pasig River.
The President, a former mayor of Davao City, said that he “take things personally” when a wife complains to him about his drunk or abusive husband.
In his expletive-laden speech, Duterte also condemned the Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca who shot two unarmed victims at point-blank range in broad daylight on Sunday afternoon.
Duterte said he may beat up some individuals, but he does not shoot them dead.
“Alam mo bihira kang makakitang ganito and you can only find this in people who are crazy. May topak sa ulo,” Duterte said about the killer cop.
“Ako, nangbubugbog ako kasi may kasalanan ka pero hindi ako nagbabaril ng tao,” he added.
Duterte also called on the Philippine National Police to ensure that Nuezca, now facing two counts of murder, won’t get out of jail and will be punished under the law.
“I don’t think you can escape the rigors of justice because nakuha sa TV. Pati ako napanganga. Walang kwenta. That’s unfair and brutal masyado,” Duterte said.
“Dapat ‘yung pulis na ‘yun ang na-COVID ang buang. Pakainin ninyo ng COVID ‘yung ulol na ‘yun,” he added.
The President also described the cop as “crazy,” wondering how he passed his neuropsychiatric examinations, which is required of police applicants.
As seen on now-viral videos, the murders happened after Nuezca’s minor daughter proudly shouted “my father is a policeman.” Nuezca later shot Sonya Gregorio, 52, and her son Frank Anthony, 25, which sparked online outrage as the incident’s video showed they were unarmed.
Records shared by the police showed that Nuezca faced six cases over his last 10 years in service for grave misconduct, serious neglect of duty, refusal to undergo a drug test, an administrative case, and suspension. The two homicide cases he was slapped with in 2019 were both dismissed due to “lack of substantial evidence.”
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