"Why did you get kicked out (of school)?"
"You were a goon? Too lazy to study? Or just really didn't pass?"
"All of that."
— Rodrigo Duterte with talk show host Vice Ganda
"You better choose the smaller caliber, the .22, it would be easier to swallow."
— Duterte on the bullet planting scandal, warning airport employees that he would not hesitate to force them to eat the bullets
"I will wipe out illegal drugs in 3 to 6 months. I will not allow our country to become Asia's Mexico. We will not become a narco-state.”
"If I succeed perhaps that would be my greatest contribution to the country, but if I fail, kill me."
— Duterte on his promises (WORD IS BOND)
"I saw her face and I thought: ‘Son of a bitch. what a pity … they raped her, they all lined up. I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first.'"
— Duterte as mayor of Davao
"Donald Trump is a bigot, I am not."
"Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because I'd kill you. I'll dump all of you into Manila Bay, and fatten all the fish there."