WATCH: President Duterte Warns CJ Sereno to Declare Martial Law

President Rodrigo Duterte warned Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to not interfere with his campaign on the ongoing war against illegal drugs.

Duterte said if Sereno does not appreciate his system of eradicating illegal drugs in the country, would she rather he declared martial law?

“If this continues, you try to stop me and all hell breaks loose, or would you rather I declare martial law?”

“Filipinos are being killed. I grieve for so many women raped, men killed, infants raped, then you put me against a corner,” Duterte said during his speech at Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro on Tuesday.

“You are the kingpin in the judiciary. I am the president. I have a job, it’s not yours,” said Duterte.

“Your judges do not patrol the streets to catch criminals. That is my job. This is the big problem which I inherited from previous administrations, including the administration that put you in your position.”

“Please, I am not a fool. If this continues, go on, stop me. Or would you rather I declare martial law?” he added.

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