Rodrigo Duterte admits stabbing rival to death when he was 16

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he stabbed someone to death 'over a look' when he was 16

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he stabbed someone to death 'over a look' when he was 16

The president spoke along the sidelines of the annual East Asia Summit of leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific region, his final summit after attending a gathering of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Monday.

A likeness of President Duterte peeked out from behind the figure, as the two leaders sat down for formal talks less than three kilometres away.

Xi assured Duterte that all countries have the right of the safe passage in the disputed South China Sea.

"Every time he sees me, he says: 'I didn't do that.' And I believe - I really believe - that when he tells me that, he means it", Trump said, arguing that it makes no sense for him to belabour the issue when Russian Federation could help the USA on North Korea, Syria and other issues.

Human rights, rule of law and due process were among topics Trump and Duterte would likely discuss during their bilateral talks, Sung Kim, U.S. ambassador to Manila, had said last month.

Within months, Duterte downgraded security ties with America, threatening to expel U.S. soldiers stationed in the Philippines and cancelling major war games in the contested South China Sea.

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Duterte thanked the Russian President for the 5,000 high-powered firearms that Russia donated in October, for the Philippines' counterterrorism efforts.

Duterte, speaking in a mixture of Tagalog and English, said: "Jail?"

"This landmark document would strengthen social protection, access to justice, humane and fair treatment, and access to health services for our people", he said.

Duterte often seeks to have visitors pose for photos with him doing the salute, with Chinese internet tycoon Jack Ma and Hollywood actor Steven Seagal among those pictured doing so.

President Donald Trump is heading back to Washington following a lengthy tour of Asia that he declared "tremendously successful".

But critics warn the gesture has come to represent the brutalities of Duterte's drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives.

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Though the United States administration has been under pressure to raise Duterte's drug war in Manila, Trump will likely focus on building rapport and personal friendship with his Filipino counterpart.

Duterte might also expect support from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who struck the pose when the pair met in Tokyo previous year.

Duterte believed Obama was "oblivious to the actual threat presented by drugs in the Philippines", the spokesman declared. "So madaling kausapin because they're also suffering from the same the scourge with drugs", Duterte said. How much more now that I am president?'

Though the Trump administration has yet to propose an adequate response to its crisis - declaring a national emergency and failing to put any new spending behind the order is clearly insufficient - at least it recognises that using the police to kill dealers and users is not a solution.

He said Putin also endorsed stronger coordination between the two governments, citing upcoming visit of the Russian Federation defense military to the Philippines.

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