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Duterte wants 1 a.m. curfew if he becomes president


Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will implement a 1 a.m. curfew for commercial establishments if he is elected president.

"Gusto niyo akong maging presidente? 'Pag ako nag-presidente, ala-una sarado na 'to. Uwi na kayo. Ginagawa ko sa Davao; bakit hindi ko gagawin dito?" Duterte said in a radio interview on Wednesday.

The discussion on curfews came about after the mayor recalled a party thrown by a friend at a Manila-based resort and casino.

He reasoned that the welfare of the service staff and the young patrons of these establishments must be considered in their service hours.

"There's always a time for everything," Duterte said.

Duterte also trained his guns at girlie bars and establishments catering to tourists looking for female companionship.

"It pisses me off, really, to hear it na yung mga Pilipina pagta-trabahuin mo tapos 'tong mga foreigners — wala 'kong paki-alam sa foreigners, umalis na sila," the mayor ranted.

His animosity toward exceptions made for foreigners even caused a rift with fellow Davao City politician Prospero Nograles, whose hotel supposedly allowed Koreans to smoke at their hotel in Davao.

"The crowd was limited to foreigners. Nagalit ako kasi kaibigan niya yung may-ari ng hotel. Bakit ganun? Para Koreans: no, no, no, no, no. Papano yung bangkero? Yung mga waiter? 'Yung mga Pilipinong nagtatrabaho dun? Wala namang choice. You got it all wrong," Duterte said.

Duterte's curfew is part of the sweeping reforms the mayor envisions for Metro Manila and the rest of the Philippines should he become president. —Rie Takumi/JST, GMA News

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