INTERNATIONAL: Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects

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INTERNATIONAL: Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects
Mr Duterte is still very popular with Filipino voters
Mr Duterte is still very popular with Filipino voters
Mr Duterte is still very popular with Filipino voters

BBC – Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he personally killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao.

It is the first such admission he has made since becoming president in June, but echoes comments he made in 2015.

He ran the southern city for two decades, earning a reputation for cutting crime, and criticism for allegedly supporting death squads.

Mr Duterte was speaking to business leaders at the presidential palace on Monday, before an overseas trip. It is the latest in a series of controversial and sometimes contradictory comments by Mr Duterte.

“In Davao I used to do it personally. Just to show to the guys [police] that if I can do it why can’t you,” he said.

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  1. Bush 43 : admittedly had 3 people mysteriously die around him when he was in office.

    Clinton's : hundreds on people mysteriously died under bill and Hillary's reign in the 90s their one connection were the Clinton's.

    Obama: Obama has committed treason

    That's only the start, so #fakenews BBC when will they be investigated?

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  2. #fakenews okay great he admitted to it, when will the Clinton's, the bushes and Obama be investigated for their crimes though.

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