Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces shoot-to-kill orders. In his first press conference in Davao yesterday, since winning the May 9 elections, Mr Duterte said, he will urge the national legislature Congress to restore death penalty by hanging. He also said he would give security forces shoot-to-kill orders against organised criminals or those who violently resisted arrest. Duterte had vowed during the campaign to

kill tens of thousands criminals, outraging his critics. He is due to be sworn into office on June 30 for a six-year term.

The current president, Benigno Aquino, warned repeatedly during the campaign that Duterte was a dictator in the making and would bring terror to the nation.

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