"When the time comes, you’re dead. Whatever human rights would do, let them take care of it. Maybe they [human rights groups] would like to handle anti-drug [campaign], I am willing to let go all together my particular duty in reference to drugs. I can give it to them and they are afraid, you enforce it. Not all criminals would live," Duterte said.
"These killers. I understand one was found dead today. As I have told you, this in an organization, a loose organization of criminals and syndicates," he said.
"And I will repeat my warning, I told everybody since the beginning that if you destroy my country, I will kill you. And if you destroy the young of this country…it happened here which is more…" said Duterte.
Duterte did not give the police a deadline in apprehending the criminals, neverthelesss, he wants them arrested as soon as possible.
"I will catch up with you," he said to the suspects wherever they may be hiding.
The 26-year old construction worker, Carmelino Ibañes, confessed to the murder and stated that he was with other two suspects who were also drunk and on drugs while committing the heinous crime.
However, lab results for Carmelino Ibañes tested negative for drug use. Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino quoted what the chemist said that Ibañes’ metabolism is fast or he only took a small dosage of illegal drugs, which is why he tested negative after a day of use.
"It’s possible the shabu he used was not that concentrated," he said.
The President described the crime as a "work of a devil." "Patayin 'yung mga bata, papatayin ko kayo," he said, linking the grisly murders to illegal drugs.
"I don't give a sh*t about human rights. Wala akong pakialam sa kanila. Ako, basta may trabaho ako. And my job is to see to it — I will repeat — to preserve and defend the Filipino nation. That's about it."
"Basta pagdating ng panahon, magkita tayo patay ka. Bahala na human rights na yan, sila na umintindi diyan," the President stated.
He also dared human rights advocates to handle the anti-drug campaign. They should begin their advocacy to preserve human rights by talking to criminals face-to-face.
"Maybe they want to handle the anti-drug (campaign). I’m willing to let go altogether my particular duty in reference to drugs. I can give it to them… Maybe all criminals will live," he claimed. "Tell the criminals to stop the god d**n s**t so there will be no more killing," he added.
Duterte said that the human rights are clueless that illegal drugs is funding the operation of the terrorist in Marawi City.
The President offered the families of the victims a new housing unit, P275,000 a cellphone. He told them if there's anything they need, just give him a call.