"Yang mga corrupt na pulis, isa pa kayo. Sige pumasok kayo diyan, tanggalan ko kayo ng bayag [Those corrupt policemen, you’re another one. Go ahead and get involved, I will remove your balls]", Duterte stated during a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Bacolod City.
The president told policemen "not to f*ck (with) him", promising to put a stop to drug traffickers and their protectors during the rest of his term in office.
The initiative has been strongly criticised by the international community and human rights groups. The so-called War on Drugs has resulted in the killing of thousands of drug suspects, according to Human Rights Watch.