Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing two murder complaints before the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the deaths of thousands of people in his war on drugs. Photo: AP

Philippines’ Duterte claims he ordered ambush, but palace said he ‘misspeaks’ Tagalog

  • The president said ‘I ambushed you, you animal’ to former Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot, who escaped death after an attack last year but the palace issued a denial the next day
  • Duterte also renewed his offer of big bounties for the return of convicts let loose in a corrections bureau blunder
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing two murder complaints before the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the deaths of thousands of people in his war on drugs. Photo: AP
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