President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated that he was willing to do what Hitler did to the Jews to the country's criminals.
"Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are three million drug addicts... I'd be happy to slaughter them," Duterte said upon his arrival in Davao City from an official visit to Vietnam.
"At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have… You know my victims, I would like to be, all criminals, to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition," he added.
Duterte made the remarks as he once again addressed the criticisms he had been getting from the United States and the European Union for killings attributed to his war on drugs.
"Kayong US, EU, you can call me anything but I was never into or I am never into hypocrisy like you," Duterte said.
"You close your doors. It's winter time. There are migrants escaping from the Middle East. You allow them to rot and the you're worried about the deaths of about one thousand, or two thousand, or three thousand?" he added in apparent reference to the refusal of some countries to allow Syrian refugees into their territories.
According to official police data, more than 3,000 people have been killed in drug-related incidents since Duterte assumed office.
But while he has repeatedly denied having a hand in summary killings, Duterte has not backed off from his tough talk, often repeating that there is no law preventing him from threatening criminals. --NB, GMA News