Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said during a speech Sunday that he can be “50 times” more brutal than extremists and Muslim militants who’ve staged beheadings. Duterte warned that he would even “eat” terrorists—whom he also called “animals”—if they were captured alive. The president was speaking at a national sports tournament when he made the comments. “Just give me vinegar and salt, I’ll eat his liver,” Duterte said.
Meanwhile, a Filipino lawyer on Monday requested that the International Criminal Court charge Duterte and 11 other officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity in the deaths of thousands of civilians over at least three decades. Jude Josue Sabio filed a 77-page complaint describing Duterte as the “mastermind” of an effort that killed nearly 10,000 people since 1988, when he was elected mayor of Davao City. “The situation in the Philippines reveals a terrifying, gruesome, and disastrous continuing commission of extrajudicial executions or mass murder from the time President Duterte was the mayor of Davao City,” the complaint says. Read more at the NEW YORK TIMES.