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Duterte Killed as Teen: Philippine President Claims Stabbing

12 November 2017

The latter part is quite remarkable as on the same day he offered to host an global summit on human rights in the Philippines and suggested that "all violations of human rights committed by all governments" should be investigated. "We're even", Duterte told Malacanang Palace reporters when asked about his response to the criticisms of the two American congressmen.

The outspoken leader says a United Nations investigator has insulted him by criticising a brutal clampdown on drugs that has killed thousands.

"And although I would suppose it would be safe to assume that the discussion on West Philippine Sea will take place because in the remark of the US President, he also said that the interest of the United States is to maintain freedom of navigation "in crucial waterways", Roque said.

"How much more now that I am President?" he concluded, to laughter from the audience.

Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he killed a man when he was 16.

The BBC reports it's not the first time Duterte has referenced a teenage killing, and quotes him as saying in 2015 that during "a tumultuous fight in the beach" around the age of 17, "maybe I stabbed somebody to death". Because you are insulting me. Why?

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"And, according to my soldiers, the arms that you sent are very accurate and they were able to take care of the snipers that abounded and I lost more..."

He said he initially meant to buy weapons in the U.S. but "the United States has equal authority of Congress and President, so it was not so simple". "Just to show to the [police] that if I can do it, why can't you?"

"We are ready to develop our relations, including in the military sphere", he said.

Noting that economic ties "are at the lower level", Putin said he wanted to see an improvement in the economic relations between the two countries.

Accompanying President Duterte were Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, and DFA Acting Assistant Secretary Amelita Aquino. "I will tell them, you are too presumptuous. We have a problem", Duterte said.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said should both countries firm up the ongoing trade talks, some $2.5 billion worth of agricultural products from the Philippines are expected to enter Moscow's markets.

Duterte Killed as Teen: Philippine President Claims Stabbing