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Calida recalls Duterte's 'lighthearted moment' praising drug raid deaths.

Solicitor General Jose Calida described as a lighthearted moment when President Rodrigo Duterte's expressed satisfaction over the almost a hundred deaths in a single day during the government's one-time big time drug raids a few months back.

During Tuesday's oral argument, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno noted that there was a day when about 32 were killed in Bulacan in nine hours and a similar number were killed in Caloocan.

The Chief Justice said President Duterte was quoted in reports praising the operations as 'a good result and it should happen everyday.'

'Is it a statement of preference,' the Chief Justice asked.

'The President maybe is in a joking mood. It was probably a lighthearted moment,' Calida said. /je

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Dec 5, 2017
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