Duterte tells Roxas: You can't be president if you can't kill or aren't ready to die

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Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Manuel "Mar" Roxas II (R)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The word war continues.

PDP Laban standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte called administration bet Manuel "Mar" Roxas II "a pretentious leader" during the second presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), KBP, TV5, and Philippine Star at the University of the Philippines-Cebu on Sunday (March 20).

"You're a fraud. You're pretentious. Pati 'yung edukasyon mo, hindi ka naman taga-Wharton," Duterte told Roxas.

The Liberal Party (LP) bet, however, insisted that he is indeed a Wharton graduate.

"Kung ano ang pumasok sa isip mo, sarado ang isip mo, yan ang Duterte justice. Walang katotohanan, kung ano lang pumasok sa isip mo, pikit mata gagawin mo, baka may mamatay pang tao — hindi ko gusto para sa Pilipinas yun," said Roxas.

To this, the PDP-Laban standard bearer replied: "'Yan ang problema. Kung 'di ka marunong pumatay ng tao at takot ka mamatay, you can not be president."

Roxas disagreed with Duterte and said no one should be killed without due process.

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The LP bet even brought up the time that he was in Tacloban after Typhoon Yolanda hit to help supervise the authorities in the area, saying he was not afraid to be in harm's way.

Duterte said he was also in Tacloban and that Roxas couldn't handle the tension during that time.

"This guy cannot handle stress. He is a weak leader," he said.

But Roxas insisted that he was handling the situation in Tacloban as the central player of the meetings held there.

The heated exchange began on the topic of crime and drugs.

In previous interviews and speeches, Duterte had vowed to stop the country's problems on drugs and crimes in 3 to 6 months.

But Roxas refused to believe this and questioned how the Davao City mayor can accomplish the task in a short span of time.

The administration bet said during his days as Interior secretary, several barangays in Davao were identified as drug-infested areas by authorities.

Duterte said local officials don't hold power over police authorities, rather the Department of Interior and Local Government does. He agreed that drug-related arrests were made, but asked Roxas about the existence of drugs in prisons.

"This administration has allowed shabu inside the national penitentiary," Duterte said.

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