Rodrigo says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Vastavam web: Philippine President Rodrigo has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution. Paolo Duterte, 42, this month appeared before a senate inquiry to deny accusations made by an opposition politician he was a member of a Chinese triad who helped smuggle in a huge shipment of crystal methamphetamine from China. President Duterte did not refer to the allegations specifically but reiterated his statement from last year’s election campaign that none of his children were involved in drugs, but they would face the harshest punishment if they were. “I said before my order was: ’If I have children who are into drugs, kill them so people will not have anything to say’,” Duterte said in a speech on Wednesday night before government workers at the presidential palace in Manila. “So I told Pulong (Paolo’s nickname): ’My order is to kill you if you are caught. And I will protect the police who kill you, if it is true’,” he said.