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Duterte makes smoker swallow cigarette butt during Kadayawan fest, ex-gov says

A local tourist swallowed his cigarette butt after being threatened by Davao City Mayor Roridgo Duterte with a gun and imprisonment, a former North Cotabato governor said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

According to former Governor Manny Piñol, the incident happened during the Kadayawan festival in Davao City in July.

Citing sources close to the mayor, Piñol said the Filipino tourist was at a restaurant when he decided to smoke while having drinks.

Told by the owner of the establishment that smoking was prohibited in public places in Davao City, the tourist reportedly asked whether it was Duterte who was paying for his cigarettes.

The restaurant owner reported the matter to the police and within minutes, Duterte was at the restaurant.

The tourist reportedly dropped his cigarette and stepped on it to put it out.

Still, the Facebook post said Duterte "calmly sat beside the smoker, pulled out a snub-nosed .38 revolver and poked it at the man's crotch."

"Papiliin kita: barilin ko ang b...g mo, i-preso kita o kainin mo ang upos ng sigarilyo mo," Duterte supposedly told the smoker.

The smoker reportedly apologized, picked up his cigarette butt and swallowed it.

"Never ever challenge the law," Duterte was reported as saying before he left. -NB, GMA News