Duterte pissed of with IBP’s Cayosa: Napakabobo ng gagong ito! Anong Bar Exam ba itong ulol na ito?
President Rodrigo Duterte is raging mad against Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President Domingo Cayoso for declaring that citizens could question his verbal order to ban vaping products sans an Executive Order.
“Do not listen to those lawyers. Bugok na ‘yan sila. I’m so pissed off with this guy. Eh walang alam eh. And the others — itong IBP. Anong Bar exam ba itong mga ulol na ‘to?” said Duterte in a speech Friday.
“I was a prosecutor for many years. Kung hindi ba tanga ‘yang mga buang, p***** i**** ‘yan. You know, nicotine is prohibited. It’s based on the national law and the pollution and everything. I do not have to issue an executive order. Paka-bobo naman itong mga g*** na ito. Na meron ng law about nicotine. If you use vaping in public, there is nicotine. And so without the other chemical combustion there, you are already violating the law in vaping because it contains nicotine,” he added.
Cayosa told CNN Philipines “any citizen who feels aggrieved can actually go to the court” despite Duterte’s threat against judges who would block his vaping ban.
“I’m sure the President, who’s a lawyer himself, would know that. The fact that he has articulated his position publicly, does not hinder the court from performing their constitutional duties,” Cayosa said.
On November 20, Duterte ordered the arrest of people using and selling e-cigarettes in public. “They said, what’s the law? Never mind the law. The law will come. Tell them who — I ordered it,” said Duterte days after the Philippines reported its first case of a lung injury caused by vaping.
Duterte further explained his order for the Bureau of Customs to stop imports of vaping products.
“Under the Consumers’ Protection Act, it is bawal sa Vermont, that’s in California, the Consumers’ Protection Law says that if a thing is not legal there, where it was made or manufactured, then it cannot be legal here,” he said.
“Secretary Duque says it’s bad. To whom shall I seek the medical expertise? Well of course I will listen to Duque, he’s the Secretary of [Health]. Otherwise, if I don’t believe him, I will just have to fire him. There’s no sense in keeping a person whom you will not follow,” he added.