The Punisher speaks: Rodrigo Duterte’s most ferocious quotes

Duterte’s best lines. (Screen capture via Davaocio/ Youtube/

Named by Time Inc. as “The Punisher” for his unique ways of handling crimes and laws in Davao City, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s in-your-face vocabulary has sparked many debates from citizens and lawmakers alike. It seems that the vice mayor has three favorite subjects when talking in public: threats, unsavory scenarios, and extrajudicial killings. Aside from the things he says, Duterte has no qualms in teaching lawbreakers lessons that Quentin Tarantino would be proud of. Example: July 2012, Duterte forced a man to eat paper that he used to collect rent from settlers on some land he does not own.  That’s right, eat— as in chew, swallow —and god knows what’s next.

We compiled some of his most controversial quotes, and “bad ass” does not even begin to describe them.


“Bullshit ka Boy! Fuck you!”

On his political nemesis, Prospero Norgales, during a tv interview on Davao’s ABS-CBN.


“I will gladly kill him.”

On rice Davao smuggler Davidson Bangayan, in a report by the Philippine Star.


“2 million pesos pag nahuli nyo nang buhay si Ryan Yu. Pag napatay ninyo, doble, 4 million pesos. Pag nadala nyo ang ulo ni Ryan Yu dito sa akin na may dry ice, para hindi mabaho, magdaragdag ako ng isang milyong piso. I don’t need you to bring the body, just bring me the head of Ryan Yu, tapos tayo.”

On offering bounty for syndicate leader, Ryan Yu, in a report by ANC.


“If they will ransack the trucks and get the meds, barilin mo sa paa lang, total may prosthetics naman yan pagkatapos.”

On looters hi-jacking trucks containing Tacloban relief goods, in a report by


“God must have been somewhere else or forgot that there was planet Earth.”

On super typhoon Yolanda, in a report by ABS-CBN.


“Don’t fuck with my team. Hindi ako papayag ng ganyan. Anarchy?”

On looters trying to mess up his Yolanda relief operations, in a report by


“You will not survive, you can leave either vertically or horizontally.”

On criminals in Davao City, in a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.


“Criminals have no place in the city, except in jails, detention centers, and God forbid, in funeral parlors.”

On criminals in Davao City, in a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.


“Barilin kita. Bakit mo ako suntukin? Ako nga ang peace maker para walang blood shed tapos suntukin ako. I’ll shoot you.”

On his daughter’s critics, Davao City mayor, Sara Duterte, in a report by ABS-CBN.


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  • Rica Cielo Baer

    still, we love our mayor!