President Rodrigo Duterte is well aware that his soul was on the road to hell for his bloody tactics in snuffing out illegal drugs, crime and corruption in the country.
In a speech in Malacanang, Duterte said: “Ganun talaga. One less evil. The last one would be me kasi tiga-patay man ako ng tao. But I’m ready to face God. And I would just say: I am at your disposal.”
But the tough guy that he is, Duterte said that even Satan should be worried about holding on to his throne in hell.
“Kung mapunta ako ng impyerno, hindi ako magpa-lugi. Hindi naman talaga ako ‘yung — napasubo lang. Eh papuntahin mo ako impyerno. Unang sipain ko Satanas. ‘Umalis ka diyan. May bagong tigas dito. (Gawin ko) balbakuwa ‘yung buntot mo’,” said Duterte. Balbakuwa is a Cebuano version of beef stew with tail, legs, ears and skin as main ingredients.
While he would accept any divine judgement on his actions , Duterte said he would make a case that he does not deserve to go to hell. “Bakit ako mapunta ng hell? Hindi naman ko ‘yung, wala naman akong evil intent,” said Duterte.
Duterte has repeteadly reminded the public that he was the only candidate in the elections who invoked God’s name in the campaign saying that his imponderable victory was his will. If you ask him, Duterte said he deserved to rewarded for ridding the Philippines of evil forces.
“If I go out there, come back here and shoot me. I’d be glad to go to heaven. I’m tired. I have been in the service of this government for 40 years. Hindi madali. It’s by no means an easy thing to do,” said Duterte.