President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out and warns certain Makati police inspector who allegedly extorts money from tourists.
In an ambush interview on Tuesday, Duterte said he received reports about the extortion activities of the police who he did not identified.
"I am ordering the police right now, to relieve him, place him under suspension and initiate summary dismissal... or if you want at your convenience, kung sino itong inspector na ito, you better resign because as I've said... either huminto kayo or hintuin ko kayo," Duterte said.
The president also said it is up to erring police officers to interpret his statement that they should stop or else he will stop them.
"Do not ever think na may rango ka, na may armas ka and you feel invincible," he said.
He also gave the police option to resign or be sent to Jolo or Basilan.
"Nauubusan ako ng sundalo, kailangan ko ng pulis tumulong," he said.
Duterte also mentioned a certain deputy for intelligence at the Bureau of Customs who he said he wants to have suspended immediately. He, however, did not mention the offense of the unnamed government official.
The president explained that the reason why some government official are abusing their power is because they know that the process would take too long. He said this is the reason he is ordering for the immediate removal of corrupt public officials.