philippines president rodrigo duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has kiled thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he has done it before, to a kidnapper, and won't hesitate to do so again. in his latest controversial statement at camarines sur in the northern philippines on tuesday, duterte reportedly recounted throwing an alleged kidnapper to his death — furnishing details about how high the pilot had to fly — while he was mayor of davao city, according to local newspaper the philippine star. “if you are corrupt, i wil pick you up in a helicopter to manila, and i wil throw you out on the way,” duterte said in tagalog in front of a crowd in the camarines sur province tuesday, according to gma news. “i've done it before. why would i not do it again?” members of duterte’s cabinet habitually dial back on such utterances, claiming that they are jokes or hyperbole. however, the u.n. human-rights commission has urged the philippines to launch a murder investigation into duterte’s claims. more than 6,000 have been kiled since duterte took office on june 30. some were kiled during encounters with police who were acting under the government's orders, while others were kiled by unknown vigilantes.