Obama phoned the new Philippine President, known as “The Punisher” to congratulate him on a “vibrant democracy”. The president highlighted “the enduring values that underpin our thriving alliance”. However, he did not address any human rights concerns. Nicknamed ‘The Punisher’ by TIME Magazine, Duterte was accused of supporting vigilante groups in Davao, the city of which he was mayor for over 22 years, by Human Rights Watch. He has openly threatened to kill people and even his own children if they were to do drugs.
Duterte will order cops to shoot to kill and bring back hanging.
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