Philippines hardman president Duterte urges people to attack corrupt officials

Mail Online | 9/13/2019 | Amelia Wynne For Mailonline
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The president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has invited citizens to 'shoot but not kill' any corrupt public officials they encounter.

The president, 74, said if anyone witnesses officials taking bribes and shoots them he can promise them immunity from prosecution - but only if the victim survives.

Speech - Visit - Bataan - Thursday - President

In a speech made during his visit to Bataan on Thursday, the president suggested shooting corrupt officials in the foot to avoid a prison sentence and offered to defend such action.

He said: 'If you pay a tax, a fee or get a certificate, and the officials ask for a bribe, hit them. If you have weapons, you can shoot them, but don't kill, because during the proceedings you may not receive a pardon.'

Pardon - Computation - Foot

'Don't kill them because you might end up getting embroiled with those given pardon after computation. Just the foot.

'It will only be serious physical injuries. You'll be placed on probation. You'll just report to probation officer. At least you...
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