Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday proposed an global human rights summit in his country, though one that would not focus specifically on allegations of police violence and extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. "I was 16. Just because we looked at each other".
"How much more", Duterte asked rhetorically of his willingness to kill, "now that I am president?"
The Filipino president has faced severe criticism for endorsing extrajudicial mass killings, imprisoning his critics and threatening to kill whoever raised their voice against his government. "Where? How?" Duterte said. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stated, speaking to a local community in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, which is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
Although Duterte's aide have repeatedly told media to take everything the president says seriously as he often indulges in "hyperbole", that doesn't make his remarks any less troubling. "For these reasons, it is paramount that human rights violations not be the consequences of the Philippines" "war on drugs.' It is the obligation of the United States to advocate for and defend those human rights as set forth in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights", the lawmaker said. "Never mind about the human rights advocates".
The violent leader, who has orchestrated a bloody crackdown on criminals in the country, said he killed someone when he was just 16.
Putin said that "weapons are important" but Duterte's "readiness.to fight the threat of terrorism" is even more significant.
"If you do not like me, I do not like you". That is my business.
Thursday was not even the first time he has mentioned stabbing and killing someone while a teenager. "I will tell them, you are too presumptuous".