READ: Compilation of Duterte's top 8 most striking quotes in his first year as president

In a span of 365 days, President Rodrigo Duterte himself is now one of the world's most outspoken leaders due to his striking statements.

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As he marks his first year anniversary as the chief of the land, here are some of his most memorable remarks.

Duterte during his first days in office signified his intention to eliminate illegal drugs and so to address his critics for overseeing crime against humanity, he then used Hitler as his model.

“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines). I’d be happy to slaughter them.” After this, he made an apology to the Jews for referring to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler but said he was emphatic about wanting to kill millions of substance abuse victims.

He has also warned the ex-President of United States, Barack Obama for criticizing his war on drugs and gave him a word about respect.

“You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. You son of a whore, I will curse you at that forum.”

In addition to the United States, he has also articulated during his visit to China that the country is now an ally of the Philippine.

“In this shifting of political and cultural thing, America has lost it. I mean, I realigned myself in your (China’s) ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world: China, Philippines and Russia.”

On the other hand, the Catholic churches remained Duterte's critics and with that he addressed them that they received a bad karma.

“It is your karma when your churches got destroyed. You know why God destroys the churches? To show you that you are not deserving of his mercy.”

With regards to the mainstream media, he has also hit them for critically reporting on anti-drug war. Even before he was seated as the chief,  Duterte highlighted some corupt journalist deserved to die.

“Look how they slant it! I don’t know how but someday, I am not trying to frighten you but someday, karma will come for you.”

For the Islamist terrorists, he has warned them to slow down on their moves or else he might do the worst scenario.

“Give me vinegar and salt and I’ll eat you. It’s true. Make me angry, give me a terrorist, give me salt and vinegar and I’ll eat your liver.”

Rape has been one of the hottest criticisms tagged to Duterte that even the international scene made a lot of opinions.Duterte however defended himself that it was a sarcasm, not a joke.
“Leave it to me. I will be imprisoned for you. If you rape three (women), I will say I did it.”
In relation to rape joke, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton received a word from Duterte after he made him trending on social media Twitter. Duterte made his reference to Clinton's acknowledged affair with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky.

"“When your father, the president of the United States, was screwing Lewinsky and the girls in the White House, how did you feel? Did you slam your father?”

Source: PoliticsIndependent.coInquirer.net