In the 16 months that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been in office, law enforcement officials in the country have reportedly killed almost 4,000 people in an unprecedented crackdown of illegal drugs.
The Filipino president has faced severe criticism for endorsing extrajudicial mass killings, imprisoning his critics and threatening to kill whoever raised their voice against his government.
"I want to build a strong armed forces and a strong police and the reason is very important for you to know that we are eyeing - we are buying arms from Russia this time", Duterte told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam.
"One fight there, another here - at the age of 16, I killed someone. A real person, a rumble, a stabbing", the 72-year-old told the attendees.
"Bakit ako lang? (Why just me?) There are so many violations of human rights, including by the United States, including the continuous bombing in the Middle East killing civilians". It was just over a look.
"I'm more comfortable with a panel of lawyers kasi maintindihan nila kaagad [because they will understand] the legal implications".
Rodrigo Duterte, the firebrand president of the Philippines, admitted to a new murder on Friday, telling a gathering in Vietnam that he stabbed a person to death when he was jus 16.
President Duterte, who has been under fire for his bloody war on illegal drugs, on Thursday offered to host an worldwide summit on the protection of human rights. "You f**k with my countrymen, I won't let you off the hook". Because you are insulting me'. Because you yourself do not believe in the research of your own organization. "Why are you so fascinated with drugs?"
In the letter, they recognized that the United States must keep its strong partnership with the Philippines, amid the tensions in the Korean peninsula and the South China Sea, but it must remain "a champion of human rights, due process, and the rule of law".
Duterte brushed aside the two American congressmen's remark and merely said: "If you do not like me, I do not like you". "Lay off. That is not your business. I take care of my country and I will nurture my country to health".
"President Duterte and President Trump have warm rapport and can have candid and productive discussions on matters of shared interest", he added.
Moreover, Duterte also threatened to ban Democratic Rep. James McGovern and Republican Rep.
"If you do not like me, I do not like you".
Duterte said as the fulcrum of several integrated mechanisms such as Asean, APEC can be instrumental in promoting more inter- and intra-regional trade, investment and people-to-people connectivity between other economic blocs.