On Friday, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has told reporters that he personally stabbed a man to death in his youth. During his frequent times in and out of jail, he says that he stabbed someone to death during a “rumble” after some kind of look they gave each other.

President Duterte’s remarks:

…at the age of 16, I killed someone. A real person. During a rumble. A stabbing. I was just 16 years old. It was just because we looked at each other. How much more now that I am president? You fuck with my countrymen; I won’t let you off the hook. Never mind about the human rights advocates.”

Watch the video here (IBT):

He also claims to have killed three men during his time as mayor of Davao City. “It happened,” he said, “and I said, I cannot lie about it.” A reporter asks if he thinks that makes him fit to be president, to which he responds in the affirmative, “…given the problems of my country, yes.” There have been accusations that he was charged with running a sort of death squad during this time.

Watch the video here (BBC):