Duterte Says He Killed Three Kidnappers in 1988 to Save Hostage
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he killed three kidnappers in 1988 when he was Davao City mayor to save a woman hostage.
“There were three of them; I didn’t really know how many bullets from my gun went through inside their bodies,” Duterte told reporters in Singapore Friday evening before his flight back home, according to a transcript e-mailed by his office. “They were not suspects. Those are people who dared to fight the law. And because I had an M16, I carried one because Davao was then a wild country, I had to restore order and I took the bull by the horns,” he said at a televised briefing Saturday in Davao City. – READ MORE