MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has threatened to kill corrupt police in an expletives-laden encounter on live TV.
Philippine officials say more than 100 policemen berated Tuesday by President Rodrigo Duterte face administrative and criminal complaints including rape, robbery and involvement in illegal drugs.
Duterte told the policemen in the dressing-down broadcast by local TV networks: "If you'll stay like this, son of a bitch, I will really kill you."
The president warned the policemen's families: "If these sons of bitches die, don't come to us yelling 'human rights, due process' because I warned you already."
Duterte's human rights record has alarmed Western governments and rights watchdogs.