Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing army troopers during the 120th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Army Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Fort Bonifacio in suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. AP/Bullit Marquez

WATCH: Duterte jokes about having committed corruption
(philstar.com) - June 29, 2017 - 5:22am

MANILA, Philippines — As he expressed anger over corruption, President Rodrigo Duterte in jest admitted that he also committed corruption.

During his speech at the 140th founding anniversary of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association Inc., Duterte lamented the continued corruption in government. He vowed to wipe out corrupt officials anew and said he will fire an unnamed Clark Air Base official involved in anomaly.

Watch how Duterte jokingly cited himself as a former corrupt official and admitted to having committed theft, as he expressed loathe against corruption. 

— Rosette Adel

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