Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has yet revealed another “gangster” story during a recent press conference.
According to the Washington Post, President Duterte once again caught the public’s attention when he threatened to throw corrupt public officials out of a helicopter. He added that he once did it before to a kidnapper.
“I will pick you up in a helicopter to Manila, and I will throw you out on the way. I’ve done it before. Why would I not do it again?” Duterte asked a crowd in Camarines Sur.
The president was around the area to visit families who were affected by Typhoon Nock-Ten also locally known as Typhoon Nina. It is one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country back in 2013.
Duterte, who is known for his contentious public remarks, noted that his ongoing war against drugs will be the core component in his six-year term as president of the Philippines, according to Daily Caller.
This recent confession followed another revelation he made two weeks ago wherein he admitted to shooting and killing a criminal suspect when he was still mayor of Davao City.
“In Davao, I used to do it personally. Just to show to the guys (police) that if I can do it, why can’t you,” Duterte confessed.
“I’d go around in Davao with a motorcycle, and I would just patrol the streets. I killed about three of them… I don’t know how many bullets from my gun went inside their bodies. It happened and I cannot lie about it,” he added.
While many of his actions spur a lot of negative feedback, Duterte makes no apologies for his actions. He said that he is “that person” and people can either “take it or leave it.”
To his defense, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said that the Filipino president’s messages are just exaggerations and compared it to a “hyperbole.”
“He is used to exaggerate just to put his message across,” Aguirre said.