Rodrigo Duterte on drugs, death and diplomacy | Talk to Al Jazeera

2020 5/27
Rodrigo Duterte on drugs, death and diplomacy | Talk to Al Jazeera

It’s been about 100 days into the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.

Since he took power, the Philippine president has overseen the killing of more than 3,500 people in his war on drugs, offended world leaders and strained relations with the US.

In an exclusive first interview since he was sworn in, we talk to Duterte about his controversial war on drugs and foreign policy – including deteriorating relations with the United States and potentially warming relations with China.

“We have three million drug addicts, and it’s growing. So if we do not interdict this problem, the next generation will be having a serious problem … You destroy my country, I’ll kill you. And it’s a legitimate thing. If you destroy our young children, I will kill you. That is a very correct statement. There is nothing wrong in trying to preserve the interest of the next generation.”

But Duterte admits that children and innocent people have also been killed in the bloody crackdown, and promises to investigate these extrajudicial killings, but he also says calls them “collateral damage”.

When asked about the contested South China Sea, Duterte says:

“We will not give up anything there; it’s an entitlement … You can only negotiate to prevent a war … They invited me for talks, and I will go.”

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  • Universal TrashTalker says:

    Yung kaibigan ko shabu parin ng shabu sabi nya d niu raw cya mahuhuli ng hindi sabog

  • mg ananda says:

    I like and my dream

  • VAROZHYNI says:

    Duterte looks like Thanos

  • Complete Ultra Instinct Broly says:

    Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be Subject unto the Higher Powers. For there is No Power but of God: the Powers that be are Ordained of God.” 😎

    2 “Whosoever therefore RESISTETH the Power, RESISTETH the Ordinance of God: and they that RESIST shall Receive to Themselves DAMNATION.” 🔪

    3 “For Rulers are NOT a TERROR to GOOD Works, but to the EVIL. Wilt thou then not be AFRAID of the Power? Do that which is GOOD, and thou shalt have PRAISE of the same:” 👏

    4 “For he is the Minister of God to thee for GOOD. But if thou Do that which is EVIL, be AFRAID; for he Beareth NOT the SWORD in VAIN: for he is the Minister of God, a REVENGER to Execute WRATH upon him that Doeth EVIL.” 🔨

    • Smokey says:

      So if a government tells you to deny Christ and worship Satan with a human child sacrifice would you obey this decree?

    • Complete Ultra Instinct Broly says:

      @Smokey of course not. 😂 what’s wrong with you? 😹 would you? 😄 would you call that kind of government *MINISTER OF GOD?* 😀

    • Smokey says:

      Of course not!

      We ought to obey God rather than men.

      Nice Broly icon BTW.

    • Complete Ultra Instinct Broly says:

      @Smokey *Exactly.* 😂 Acts 5:29 – Apostle Simon Peter. lol, thanks. 😹

  • Picturesque. 2019 says:


  • Picturesque. 2019 says:

    This white guy asks with apparent superiority complex and arrogance.

  • Smokey says:

    Rodrigo Duterte you do the will of your father.

    You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.
    Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?
    He that is of God hears God’s words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.

    • OJC Chan says:

      Smokey 420 Pathetic! for 3 yrs. in power, still, people trust this President more than the previous one with a very good rating in the country’s recent polls.

  • Worldstar Hip-Hop says:

    “I’ve seen horrors … horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that … but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face … and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.”

  • Yen Chinh says:


  • oliver besario says:

    This kind of leader has a balls doin good and fix everything for his country..and cleaning the mess frm the fast administration.godbless our president duterte

  • Awey Ejhon says:

    Whoever dislike is against the drug eradication !

  • Pongskie BISDAK says:

    10:05 2019 and this still cracks me up. the guy was like “oh grim reaper not now”

  • Andrew Simar says:

    God the propaganda team (journalists) is so so nervous!

  • Luigi Umali says:

    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is a God-sent gift for the Filipino people who have suffered a lot since time immemorial. The Filipino people had endured human degradation from the haughty Spaniards who colonized and bastardized our ancestors for about 333 years. The Spanish friars (Catholic priests) together Spanish Governor-Generals and civil guards enslaved and subjugated us through brutal intimidation and malicious indoctrination of Catholic religion over a long period of time. Tired and severely oppressed, our ancestors revolted to emancipate themselves from their predicament, to alleviate from their plight against human degradation and to gain liberty and independence for the next generation of Filipinos. After the two governments duped our revolutionary leaders, Spanish government sold our country for about $ 20 million to the American government. Noble as they are, the Americans despised slavery and colonialism yet, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address might have little effect on the American legislators at that time as they, too, colonized us and abused our natural resources by passing and enacting laws detrimental to our people and our country. Our country again was back to being colonized under different master. This new master brutally massacred a community of our Muslim brothers in order to promote peace and harmony all over the country. It might have been destructive and deadly, but to them, it was necessary to promote morality and institute social justice. The American nobility had once again manifested and upheld its principle of human liberty and social democracy. Upon the attack on the Pearl Harbor by the imperialistic Japanese, our country again suffered devastation brought about by the World War II. The wicked Japanese bastards raped our country by institutionalizing comfort women in the guise of national patrimony and patriotism for about 4 years.

    After achieving our full independence on July 4, 1946, our country slowly recovered from the devastation yet still kowtow to the influence of the American government. Even up to this point, the Americans and Europeans want to make this country submit to its whims and caprices. When are these people going to truly respect our independence and recognize our nationhood? When are they going to refrain or restrain themselves from meddling in our internal affairs?

    The Filipino people never really experience such pride as they have now compared to all the Presidents elected before. It is only now that the majority of the Filipino people felt real delivery of social service, social justice and economic progress. The president and his government have done something good for the country and its people. Who can claim and declare these things other than the Filipino people who are residing in the country, benefiting from the services and experiencing the social change. These claims can also be correlated to the very high rate of approval of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte if indeed he is delivering his campaign promises since the time he had taken over the helm of leadership. This exemplary approval rating is already too high for Western or European standards. What is more surprising about it is that he is able to SUSTAIN that high approval rating since the first time he assumed the office of the president until now. What he lacks in diplomacy he reciprocates it with action, decisiveness and fortitude. To encapsulate it, he DELIVERS! Despite of all his human frailties, we, the Filipino people, love our president for his candor, sincerity and love for our the country.

    We, the Filipino people, do not understand why foreigners interfere in our country wherein they knew nothing about us, knew nothing about our plight, knew nothing how we suffered and knew nothing on what are our desires and aspirations. Why do they not stop their hypocrisy and let this country mind its own business as we do not either interfere in other country’s business or governance? We are our own people and we know what is best for us for we are, like the foreigners, thinking and analytic individuals. We can discern what we like, what we love and what we despise. We despise foreign intervention and we love self-governance under this current leadership. If we are really oppressed and abused, we know how to fight back and bring things in their right places. If need be, we can seek foreign assistance. But right now and right here in our country, we are doing just fine and in fact, our country has never been at its best than before because we have a God-sent leader running our government. We are thankful to God that He finally heard our prayers in making this country exists and develops in the right direction. Foreign media and provocateurs of social chaos in the Philippines, please leave us and our country alone. Go away and find other place where you can make profitable business with your slander and malice.

  • taga samar says:

    The 2nd President who really care for the Philippines!! God bless President Duterte!!! 🙏🙏

  • Esther Lado says:

    President DU30 is doing His job to protect his country, killing is been there for a long time, lot’s of people civilians and politicians dying from the bullets, media and reporters should stop questioning about what is happening to the Philippines stop the Bullying 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 they should go to the Middle East lot’s of people are dying 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 not only Philippines 🤨🤨🤨🤨

  • edgar alfonso says:

    Its intilegent man

  • Pokz Music says:

    hahaaa nice president

  • Marvin Tumbaga says:

    Interviewing the prosecutor veteran about law?!!

  • Bisnis Bisnis says:

    We love duterte….from indonesia

  • dino spartan says:

    The enlightened two😀😂

  • DIDS DODS says:


  • kean devera says:

    Kamuka ni ethel booba

  • nommie namie says:

    are you really saying killing?

  • Mosthandsome elite says:

    Rehad centers dont work here xD
    They might work on your 1st grade countries but wont in ours. Heck, these people will surely escape from those reenacting prison break xD

  • jokins kins59 says:

    true n correct,,criminal n phill are deff than other country,godbless prrd.

  • Oliver Medina says:

    Duterte seems to be a voracious reader and astute observant. I bet my life this Pres has read The Art of War. He picks his battles that he knows he’s going to win, and retreat or regroup when he thinks he is loosing or will lose. The Man has a Fox and Lion Mentality. Very rare mindset nowadays on Politicians.

  • clary jace says:

    Brave president of Philippines long lived…… GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS BELOVED PRESIDENT DU30

  • sinned c says:

    From Jamaica. I agree with him don’t “romp”with dirty criminals cause criminals don’t play with people.Tired of the bleeding hearts

  • Helen Grace Sublino says:

    Her eyes keeps on bothering me lol

  • aldin betaa says:

    These journalists are always yapping about human rights. Victims’ rights have human rights. These criminals who destroys the children must be killed 🙂

  • Bobong Peldan says:

    Am i watching a masterclass on how to be a great leader??

  • Oneonebravo Followme says:

    I honestly subbed to Aljezera because I wanted a different perspective, yet these reporters sound like the same robots in American Media that don’t answer questions , and come into an interview with an agenda to smear someone with rhetoric rather then actually interview them. Unsubbed.

  • Kitty Kitty says:

    My beloved President. I love u so much. Mabuhay ka Du30!

  • Tony EC says:

    I hate how he is sometimes shown as a Mental Unstable dictator when he is Just a simple man trying to change the philipines into a better country

  • John Paul Dorado says:

    This is perfect journalism.. Gotta like their neutral approach on asking about the issues. This is the true personification of non-bias journalism. Kudos to Al Jazeera.

  • jade Goldberg says:

    Best president

  • Neil Armstrong II says:

    What an intelligent and brilliant President we have in the Philippines ever. We pray for your health and God bless you Pres.Duterte.❤

  • jhoe 9 says:


  • Palaipaki Kunaseri says:

    Westerners are so fond of imposing their own values upon the east

  • Nathalie Watashi says:

    That awkward moment of silence 19:15

  • Starchy says:

    10:00 the reporters face 😂

  • mark ferdinand suarez says:

    natahimik ata ang puti. ang pinay nlng ang nagtatanong.

  • Black Jerk says:

    10:00 <3

  • Joe Maguire says:

    This guy is clearly mad

  • cheung allen says:

    Interviewer is so ugly

  • K.K.K rebellion says:

    Why the reporter girl stare looks so wierd to duterte? Wtf 🤣🤣

  • Huo Tianxian says:

    respect from china

  • SwiPia Sci says:

    10:00 the foreigner guy must be thinking that Duterte ordering his men to kill him but actually not (based on his facial expression) lol 😂

  • civilization party says:


  • angelo pandan says:

    I think the 2 reporter got roasted.

  • Flora De Canya says:

    Pres. Duterte is having difficulty stopping the druglords. The root of all corruption is the patri-lineal political system of patronage. The government infrastructures and job creations can NOT keep pace with the growing population because the tax-FREE Christian churches are against birth control for 130,000,000 Filipinos. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law of 2012 MUST be FULLY implemented to lift the poor from poverty and crime.

  • Barry Morningstar says:

    i love this president

  • Ferdinand Apostol says:

    9:54 is the best moment!!!😂😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥

  • Ziyuan Liu says:

    I want to travel to Manila some day. Coz u cant go wrong with vanilla

  • ronisworld2 says:

    the trump card question of white boy @5:30 got the most outstanding answer as far as i’m concern. … i love that flag pin of Pres. Duterte. where can i get one?

  • JM YOMARC experience says:


  • YAH EL - Yahuah Elohim says:

    The ancient Philippines was the BIBLICAL OPHIR, SHEBA AND TARSHISH known today as LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO! More info on The God Culture!

  • LoL short film says:

    Now we have a MAHARLIKA bloodline president…looooooong life to our president Rodrigo Duterty…🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • gopane diodas says:

    Who release this guy from madhouse???

    • Eugene Fevrier says:

      Same person feeding your mom

  • Tengri Ego says:

    Why is Duertes not cleaning my toilet? She looks like Consuila

  • Romeo Cocuangco says:

    Duterte was not doing the right way offighting drug because he only cut the small branches but allowed the trees to continously to grow if that the way you do it it will take a’ eternity and you cannot win the drug on war i know the ptesident has a good intention but he was not doing it the right way cut down the whole tree anf not just the leaves and small branches

  • Clarkson Delantar Cabral says:

    God has CHOOSEN YOU TO LEAD IN the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte God bless

  • Miguel Bongcawel says:

    I’m so proud of our President Duterte and I’m proud to be a Filipino

  • MrIlleism says:

    Why does it feel and sound like they are not even in the same room…?

  • Aussie Ads says:

    I find that website ‘Philippines Rants and Raves’ has a a number of informative and genuine opinions on this guy and a number of issues locally as people comment anonymously.

  • Susan Polinar says:

    Starting day 1 he never disappoint filipinos! that’s why we love you! You are the best leader with a golden heart 💓 me and my husband love you from UK😘😘😘

  • Bianca Andoy says:

    Ang adik never magbabago pag nasa rehab sila lalo sila nagrerebelde yan ang sabi ng tito ko

  • Dries Van der Goten says:

    So he got raped by a priest on meth, now killing all meth users and dealers. Sounds legit lmoa.

  • Jei Young says:

    America needs president like Rodrigo Duterte. A president that never beats around the bush and say and does what he means. The Philippines truly blessed to have a president who’s for the people and by the people.Happy New Year Philippines. Bless..🙏

  • zowee Thezowee says:

    Our love and support to our President Duterte will stay no matter what. Hes doing huge good change in our country. No media can manipulate or change the way it is.

  • Christopher Poole says:

    I dont think anything will happen to that president. The country has always been ruthless on drugs. He’s a bit of a tough one!!

  • Marvin Tumbaga says:

    Duterte: diskumpyado ako sa dalawang ito. Kadudaduda.

  • TheHoly Reviewer says:

    Amazing man!

  • Lex S. says:

    10:00 laughtrip yung reaction nila, kala siguro nila papatayin na sila ni duterte HAHHAHAHAHHAA

  • Nicola Pignatti says:

    7 adds in one video…

  • Channel X says:

    Revealing watching

  • Ryan Jaca says:

    Being a filipino for me it is the right choice to kill thousand of addicts than to infect millions of law abiding citizens. by the way for your knowledge Pres.digong will never kill any law abiding citizen like me. For your information there are series of warnings and chances are given prior. If drug lords and addicts resist thats the time for the bulls eye then.

  • Ryan Jaca says:

    We are a souvereign state that is the point there. why americans are still trying to dictate us ? we no longer your colony. Why are you questioning our state policy. How dare you to dictate us what is right for our country Since we are not questioning yours. Mind your own business.

  • White Wolff says:

    Ang humans rights are para sa mga law-abiding citizens, hindi sa mga kriminal.

    (Human rights are for law-abiding citizens, not for criminals.)

  • Set Apart says:

    America is a hypocrite ! Leave Duterte and let him handle his business in his own country and address the wickedness in your own country, that you are doing nothing about. This is why crime is so high in USA. They cant even take guns off the street.
    .When you finish this interview, lets see you interview the American President and ask them, what are they doing about the constant abuse on black people by the police. Interview China, Russia, Nigeria, and other countries.

  • Daniel Thaler says:

    Yeah, rehab. Education……they don’t know what they are doing? Yeah, the Philippines has all this money for rehabs and drug counselors and educators. Duterte has publicly educated all of the drug addicts. He will kill you. End of story. He won’t allow his country to become a wasteland. Stop using and selling drugs. He wants to stop this generational cycle NOW. He estimated 4 million addicts. Couldn’t be more up front and direct. It’s the addicts decision what they are going to do and what will happen to them. Duterte has already made up his mind what he is going to do. I don’t think anyone will be confused by ambiguous statements.

    • Wta4hand says:

      Thank you for that from a Filipino who admires Duterte. It baffles me how some people don’t get something as simple as that.

  • Ronel Cañete Official says:

    Take note:You’re talking a President and also a lawyer.👊👊👊👊👊🇵🇭

  • sidgdansk says:

    Duterte is a psychotic psychopath. I’m sure someone will kill him; hopefully get someone to help then off drugs and give them needles and clean gear. I’m glad I don’t live in that country. only people with ambition get out and become housekeeper’s at wealthy peoples homes. it’s better pay than the PH can offer anyone. the war on drugs will never end. if they were legalized this stuff wouldn’t be happening. what a complete mess. thou shalt not kill. what a heathen with a black heart.. and he’s ugly as sin.

    • Wta4hand says:

      Did it hit close to home? Duterte offered them this – either you rehabilitate yourselves with the government rehabilitation programs, or keep using drugs and risk getting killed through police operations against it. Simple isn’t it?

  • Eddskee says:

    The white dude is so grrrrrr

  • Jane Charity says:

    We love you President Duterte!! ❤️🇵🇭

  • tyler hill says:

    the subtitles are horrible I am suprised that after 1 mil views they haven’t been finalized. I did a portion of them and submitted them

  • Geanny Grace Damole says:

    There is nothing wrong in trying to preserve the interest of the next generation! ❤

  • Mary Preston says:

    How is it that people are cheering a president that kills people that have an addiction to drugs. Take away the drugs. U kill the people but the drugs are still there

  • Mary Preston says:

    If u guys agree with this president to kill people who have a addiction. Well why dont u do it to heavy drinkers. The majority of the world would be murdered. Killing people because they have an addiction is wrong

  • Sara Toledo says:

    H Y P E R B O L E

    At 17:05 mins
    ( jet ski campaign)
    A hyperbole is a type of figurative language. Therefore, a hyperbole is not meant to be taken literally. A hyperbole is an overstatement that exaggerates a particular condition for emphasis.
     Example of Hyperbole. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse
    My dad will kill me when he comes home

  • Athon says:

    5:24 – 7:00 very powerful and on point talk by Duterte. Totally agree with him on his statements.

  • Barbie Jayne Cheng says:

    bkt natrakot ung british nung pinakuha ung news paper, ngtingintingin sa side tas nung cnb ng babae na newspaper ah ok ok, hahahha

  • Michael Goh says:

    I sense he don’t really care how you look at him, he just want to do his job..

  • Krussshh cong kyot says:

    I’m glad we have a president like this we like him daddy or iron fist at the Punishers .. this all I can say you don’t use drug here in our country the Philippines if you don’t want to die so we love our president for what he does others cannot 👊👊🇵🇭🇵🇭

  • Utkarsha Khanal says:

    American media is making him monster, now it makes sense because of its present relation with US and the good relation with China. This guy should kill trump too.

  • sst0rm says:

    Thought the title meant that it was footage of him on drugs and was so confused.

  • Justine Gail Gumalo says:

    9:48 after asking the question. I like the reaction of the reporter when duterte asked for a newspaper..😂😂

  • Yie Dela Cruz says:

    Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the 16th President of the Philippines. A seasoned lawyer, anti-establishment leader, a decisive leader with a big heart for the poor and his countrymen.

  • Rosareda Pino says:

    As a filipino, I would say that before Duterte became our president, I was always scared of going out specially during the night because there were so many rape and robberies in the streets… now that Duterte is our president I have never felt safer and our economy is even better