Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the death of his own son, Paolo Duerte, 42, if he will be found guilty of drug trafficking.
“My orders are to kill you if you are caught, and I will protect the police who kill you,” Duterte said.
Paolo Duterte is the vice mayor of the family’s southern home city of Davao. This month he was accused of being a member of a triad Chinese transnational organised crime syndicate but denied the allegations.
Since Rodrigo Duterte was elected there have been more than 7,000 people who have been slain in drug-related killings. He declared war on the drug dealers and users who he said were blighting his country.