Philippines’ Duterte Threatens to Bomb Indigenous Schools
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who regularly sparks worldwide outrage with his actions, has now threatened to bomb local tribal schools for allegedly teaching students to become rebels. Duterte, in a Monday news conference, said, “I’m telling the Lumads now: I’ll have those bombed, including your structures.” He continued, “I will use the armed forces, the Philippine air force. I’ll really have those bombed… because you are operating illegally and you are teaching the children to rebel against government.” Human-rights groups have asked Duterte to retract the threat, since such an action would be a war crime.