Views on the kill: President Rodrigo Duterte's shocking words on Philippine bodycount

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to slap a United Nations investigator who criticised his deadly war on drugs. These are the things that you do not brag about: the Marawi and then the drugs-words of encouragement.

Duterte has faced human rights abuse accusations as he pushes a drug crackdown in the country. "Why? Because you are insulting me".

Amy Searight, senior adviser of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told reporters before the trip that she expects Duterte to roll out the red carpet for Trump because he "sees this as an opportunity to somewhat reset US-Philippine relations".

Duterte regularly makes headlines for his provocative comments defending his war on drugs.

"Trump's explicit eagerness to meet with the architect of a killing campaign that has resulted in the deaths of more than 12,000 men, women and children over the past 16 months is more than a grievous insult to injury for family members of victims", Kine said.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in the Philippines.

Rights groups say police are following Duterte's incitements to kill, citing comments of his such as he would be "happy to slaughter" three million addicts.

"Because at that time we were short of arms for the police and we wanted to buy it (sic) from America but because of the nearly equal power of the US Congress and the President, it is always stymied by the legislators", he said.

In his address, the outspoken leader also reiterated his claim that he stabbed someone to death as a teenager.

"Your timely assistance to my country helped us replenish the old arms and the spent bores that were fired repeatedly and we have a new stock", he said, in transcripts sent to Manila by the presidential communications office.

Over 3,900 drug suspects were killed in police operations since the start of the bloody drug war in July 2016, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. A real person, a rumble, a stabbing.

"When I become president, I'll order the police and the military to find these people and kill them".

"One fight there, one fight here, and at the age of 16, I killed someone".

"Our President delivered a speech and the audience really applauded him". It was just because we looked at each other. "United States imperialism is tantamount to war, human rights violations, unfair economic policies, and the preservation of a world order that favors a wealthy few", Palabay said.

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