- President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has apologized after a high sustained fight with the Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In addition, he threatened, according to The Manila Times even with the imposition of emergency rule.
The President and Chief Justice Sereno had flown each other's throats after Duterte judges had been linked to drug trafficking. The highest legal officer of the Philippines, the judges had to be first indicted before their surrender could be required.
That shot the president in the wrong way.,, Give me no orders. I'm not a fool, 'he responded, according to the newspaper.,, Or see you rather I proclaim martial law? '' Sereno would not have responded to that statement.
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Duterte meanwhile seems to have regretted his outburst.,, I would like to offer the chief judge apologize for my harsh words. It was never intended, '' the president said on Thursday (local time) at a press conference.