President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has threatened corrupt government officials by stating, “If you are corrupt, I will fetch you using a helicopter to Manila and I will throw you out. I have done this before, why would I not do it again?” Dutrerte claimed that he had thrown a Chinese man suspected of rape and murdered out of a helicopter.
Duterte had made this statement during a speech on Tuesday. Prior to this threat, Duterte had admitted to murdering people within his 22 years as a mayor of Davao City. Although he carried out these killings he claimed that they were part of legitimate police operations.
Six people were arrested last week as over half a ton of methamphetamine was seized in a house. “They were lucky I was not in Manila that time. If I had known there were that much ‘shabu’ (methamphetamine) inside a house, I would definitely kill you,” he stated. “Let’s not make any drama, I will personally gun you down if nobody else will do it.”
Ernesto Abella, Duterte’s spokesman had suggested that the helicopter incident may have not happened. The UN’s top envoy has urged for an investigation into Duterte’s claims of killing. Duterte had responded by calling him an “idiot”, “stupid” and a “son of a bitch” who should go back to school.