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Duterte Says He Killed Three Kidnappers in 1988 to Save Hostage


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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

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