Outrageous Philippine Pres Says He'd Throw Corrupt Officials Out of a Helicopter
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly says he once threw a suspect from a helicopter https://t.co/TbqTgNVmN0
— TIME (@TIME) December 28, 2016
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has gained quite the reputation for offering up controversial statements.
On Tuesday, he said he would be willing to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter midflight.
If that's not controversial enough, it turns out he's actually already done that before!
Duterte: I tossed out kidnapper from helicopter | https://t.co/UMEDUs3RLF
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) December 28, 2016
Speaking about his anti-corruption campaign at Camarines Sur in the northern Philippines, Duterte recounted throwing an alleged kidnapper to his death while he was mayor of Davao City, The Philippine Star reported.
"If you are corrupt, I will fetch you with a helicopter and I will throw you out on the way to Manila," the newspaper quoted Duterte as saying. "I have done that before, why should I not do it again?"
Members of Duterte's Cabinet continuously say these remarks are intended as jokes or hyberbole.
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