It is the latest
of the leader's near-daily diatribe against the United States,
EU and the United Nations while heaping praise on China and
"Come here and we will talk because I want to slap you,"
Duterte said in a speech during celebrations of Women's Day at
the presidential palace late on Friday.
Duterte scoffed at the bloc for recommending the Philippines
build "clinics around like in other countries, and give shabu,
cocaine and heroin like in Holland."
The Southeast Asian leader lashed out on the EU last week for
hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" for recommending
a rehabilitation-centered solution to the drugs problem.
More than 8,000 people have been killed since Duterte took power
on June 30 last year, with police taking responsibility for a
third of those deaths, citing self-defense during anti-narcotics
The government rejects local and international human rights
groups' allegations that police are involved in thousands of
Duterte castigated the EU for believing reports of
non-government groups that tag the leader for the killings.
"Even if it's just epilepsy, they count it against me," he said,
to the laughter of the crowd.
Duterte boasted of his new-found friendship with China, which
had been embroiled in a territorial spat with the Philippines
before Duterte took office.
As for Russia, Duterte said he plans to make it the trade
gateway for Eastern Europe.
(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Eric Meijer)
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