Trump must challenge Duterte's record at ASEAN summit in the Philippines

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Duterte won last year's presidential elections after promising to eradicate illegal drugs with an unprecedented crackdown that would see up to 100,000 people killed.

The 72-year-old president said he still held same attitude as he did in his youth - "even more so as president" of the country. "I'd have rumbles here, rumbles there", said Duterte, who is in Danang for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Shortly after those remarks, Duterte proposed hosting an global human rights summit in the Philippines, saying countries like the U.S., France and Russian Federation needed to be investigated for violating human rights.

Mr. Duterte is in Vietnam with dozens of other world leaders for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting.

Duterte raised the issue with Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisAfter Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem In Africa, defense without diplomacy and development is a losing strategy McCain pledges "rigorous oversight" after Air Force failure to report Texas gunman's conviction MORE in October, according to the network, which added that Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonWhite House: Trump will not meet formally with Putin Trump meeting with Putin expected to take place Friday: report Flake: "Conspiracy theorist" Flynn never belonged as national security adviser MORE has explored what can be done to ensure the bells are returned. I can not escape that from my duty so I have every right to ask him.

In September, the budget for the human rights commission investigating the deaths was cut to 1,000 pesos - the equivalent of $20 (£15).

Duterte was infuriated by expressions of concern by then-President Barack Obama's administration about extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

The firebrand leader consistently generates headlines for his abusive language and incendiary comments defending the drug war.

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Eyes will be on whether Trump does the fist pump, having told Duterte in April he was doing a "great job" in his drug war.

"Completely inappropriate photo for the head of one our most important intelligent (sic) services to be in", federal opposition member of parliament Anthony Byrne said in a Twitter post.

Arriving back in Manila early Sunday, Duterte seemed confident he had Trump's backing for his deadly war on drugs.

Duterte might also expect support from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who struck the pose when the pair met in Tokyo a year ago.

Mr Duterte has previously said he possibly killed someone while a teenager.

"Human rights, son of a b***h", he said at the time.

"Trump represents the worst aspects of U.S. imperialism", Bayan said in a statement.

It also reported that there have been 12 incidents of aerial bombings in the Philippines, which has contributed to hundreds of thousands of forced evacuations, mainly in the war-stricken Marawi.

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