‘Shoot, but don’t kill’

2013

Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte told Filipinos that they can “shoot but not kill” public officials who demand money in exchange for their services. Duterte urged the public to be assertive when doing business with government agencies. “The only thing that I am asking the Filipino people is really to be assertive, period … If you pay taxes, fees, clearances or whatever, and these fools ask for a bribe, slap them. If you have a gun, you can shoot them, but don’t kill because you might not be included among those given pardon or computation,” Duterte, a former prosecutor, said in his speech during the inauguration of the Bataan government center and business hub dubbed “The Bunker,” reports Arab News.