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WorldPhilippines' Duterte blasts state auditors, says he wants them kidnapped, tortured

01:55  10 january  2019
01:55  10 january  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Duterte blasts state auditors who ‘stall’ govt work. Published time: 9 Jan, 2019 06:07 Edited time: 10 Jan The president of the Philippines has suggested kidnapping and torturing government auditors who In September, he joked about pushing a COA representative down the stairs to help conceal

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has again sparked outrage over another statement described by What is this COA? Let’s just kidnap someone from COA and torture him . Some lawmakers have also assailed Duterte ’s statement, saying it exposes state auditors to harm and

Philippines' Duterte blasts state auditors, says he wants them kidnapped, tortured© FoxNews.com Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has defied and angered the Catholic Church and Christians worldwide, after he said he would quit if someone could prove to him that God exists. Dr. Alex McFarland is here with his reaction.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has earned a reputation for incendiary and outrageous rhetoric, unleashed an expletive-laced rant Tuesday directed at the government auditors he claims are hampering the work of his administration.

In a speech in Manlia, Duterte cursed at the Commission on Audit, the independent body in charge of examining spending by agencies, according to Philippine news site Rappler.

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Duterte issued this statement as he again blasted the constitutionally created body for serving as a roadblock in the delivery of government services. What if we kidnap COA personnel or have them tortured ?” Duterte said in a speech during the Barangay Summit on Peace Process in Pasay City.

"Those sons of b------ in COA. That COA, every time, there is always something wrong," he told the crowd. "What's up with this COA? What if we kidnap someone from COA, we torture them here? Sons of b------."

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The president has routinely sparked controversy, including a recent attempt at humor in which he appeared to say he sexually abused his housemaid when he was a teenager.

Duterte previously railed against the COA in September, at the time joking about throwing an auditor down the stairs, according to Rappler.

"Who's from COA? Push him down the stairs so he won't be able to file a report anymore," the leader said at the time.

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The independent agency has reported on numerous controversies during the Duterte administration, including alleged mismanagement of funds.

Duterte, who enjoyed a high rating of 79 percent shortly after taking office, has seen his popularity dip as controversies mount.

Fox News' Louis Casiano and Associated Press contributed to this report.

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