(TIML NEWS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened corrupt government officials with the prospect of being thrown out of a helicopter mid-air, warning he has done it himself before and had no qualms about doing it again.
The fiery-tempered former prosecutor said he once hurled a Chinese man suspected of rape and murder out of a helicopter.
“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?” Duterte said during a speech to victims of a typhoon on Tuesday, a clip of which is posted on a video feed of the president’s office.
Duterte’s latest threat comes just a few weeks after he admitted killing people during his 22 years as a mayor of Davao City, sometimes riding a motorcycle looking for “encounters to kill”. Some senators have warned Duterte he risks impeachment over his comments.
He has repeatedly said those killings were part of legitimate police operations, including a hostage incident, and those killed were criminals, not suspects. It was not immediately clear when or where the helicopter incident Duterte spoke of took place. Sound off below!!