President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (Sept. 24) said he is hoping for the elections in the country to be free from violence, and where people’s votes are counted correctly.
Duterte made the statement during the inauguration and marker unveiling of the new Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
“I’m pleading, almost praying, that people will really stick to the rule of law and avoid violence, kasi kapag hindi, then I will be forced to use the might of the military,” he said.
“Either we have an election that is free or I will use the military to see that the election is free. The military is the guardian of the country and I can call them anytime to see to it that people are protected and elections are freely, orderly exercised,” he added.