The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte continued the tradition of controversial statements, saying that he intends to cut spending on the defense budget, paying a premium in the amount of 25,000 pesos ($500) for each dead insurgent.
About it writes on Thursday, February 15, the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
Yesterday, in an interview with members of the local press, 72-year-old Duterte noted that killing insurgents is easy, easier than birds because they have «big heads».
In a speech at the airbase of Cebu, where is the province, he explained how this action will help to reduce the cost of the defense of the country.
«I figured that if this story drags on for four years, it will be very expensive, because it is a war. But if I pay 25.000 pesos for each of them, will save about 47% of the budget», – quotes the press according to the Philippine leader, who was greeted with laughter and applause.
Recall, what Filipino rebel leader calls fighters of the New people’s armie (NPA), members of the local Communist party. Earlier this week, Duterte urged soldiers to shoot in the vagina of women members of this militia, explaining that without this body they are «worthless».