Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa said on Wednesday that drug lords are now working with members of jihadist group ISIS and local group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) to assassinate President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a press conference in Davao, the PNP chief said that there are drug lords who are offering money to personalities identified with armed groups in Mindanao that have pledged allegiance to ISIS and that they will allegely use improvise explosive device for the assassination.
Dela Rosa said he himself is also being targeted by the drug lords because of their intensified campaign against illegal drugs but quickly added that he is not afraid of them.
"Bahala na si Lord kung gusto niya mamatay na si Presidente, kung gusto niya mamatay na ako. He can take my life anytime. Wag kayong mag-alala hindi ako takot,” he said.
During the press conference, the tough-talking Dela Rosa recapitulated their goal of neutralizing drug lords within three to six months under Duterte administration.
“Sa isang region kailangan within six months maubos na yun lahat, mapa-surrender mo, ma-neutralize mo, basta maubos lahat. Yung number of drug personalities sa kanilang lugar, dapat ma-neutralize. Either mapaaresto, surrender o mapatay sa drug operations. Dapat ma neutralize,” he said.
The PNP chief earlier said that drug lords have increased the bounty to assassinate him and Duterte from P10 million to P50 million.
Via: GMA News