Duterte offers counter-bounty vs. crime lords

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Incoming President Rody Duterte speaks at the Davao City Police Office turnover ceremony.

Metro Manila (CNN Philipines) — He has admitted that he had no qualms about killing criminals — if they fought back. An instant promotion and millions of pesos await any policeman who hauls in a drug lord, dead or alive.

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Now, it seems that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is getting a dose of his own medicine. His sworn enemies have reportedly put up their own bounty to have him assassinated.

An eye for an eye, millions for millions.

But Duterte is not about to make things that easy for lawless elements.

If money talks, then he plans to talk louder.

Bounty vs. counter-bounty

During the turnover ceremony of the Davao City Police Office on Friday, Duterte said he would offer more cash for the death of those who would dangle wads of cash to have him liquidated.

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Duterte said if someone had offered P50 million to have him killed, he would come up with a counter-offer of P60 million to have that person killed instead.

If a drug lord puts up a P100-million reward, the incoming President will shell out P150 million for the contractor to be terminated.

"Pataasan kami ng presyo. Eh di sige." (Go ahead, let's see who can give a bigger bounty.)

He added that a policeman needed not to worry if they did the killing upon his orders, as he got their back.

"No questions asked... Slaughter them and I will be happy," Duterte said.

Where the 'bidding' began

Before this, reports came out saying big time drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison had chipped in P50 million each to come up with a billion pesos pot money for the heads of Duterte and incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa.

However, members of the so-called "Bilibid 19" had written the Justice department to deny such reports.

The 16th President of the country had earlier offered a P3-million reward for those who would bring in a big fish, dead or alive, He later upped the ante to P5 million. For the smaller fry, the price goes down accordingly — with P50,000 as the lowest for small-time peddlers.

Duterte had said that he would get the reward money from the P300-million leftover campaign fund he had.

Meanwhile, at the turnover of command ceremony, outgoing Davao City police chief Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao Jr. passed on his duties to Sr. Supt. John Dubria, who headed the Regional Operations and Plans Division.

Duterte earlier said he might tap Danao for an anti-illegal drugs task force he planned to form.

CNN Philippines' Ina Andolong contributed to this report.