“It was a heart to heart talk between the President and the mayors.”Communications Secretary Martin Andanar had that to say after President Rodrigo Duterte talked to all the country’s mayors in Malacañang on Wednesday. “It was a closed door meeting and the President just wanted to talk to the mayors. He wanted to talk to them in a very intimate manner,” Andanar said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Thursday. On Wednesday, various mayors who were present during the expletive-laced meeting told the INQUIRER that Duterte cursed and threatened local chief executives involved in the illegal drug trade. During a meeting with one group from the Visayas, Duterte said he had directed the chiefs of police of towns and cities to shoot mayors involved in drugs.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer January 12, 2017 02:47 UTC