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Filipino Detained for Reportedly Offering $8 Mln ‘to Anybody Who Kills Duterte’

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaking in Davao City

President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte speaking in Davao City on September 30, 2016. Photo: TOTO LOZANO/PPD.

Philippine police have detained a man for issuing an online death threat to President Rodrigo Duterte in what has become the latest in a series of such arrests over the past several weeks.

Shortly before the detention on Tuesday, the man, who was not identified, reportedly wrote on his Facebook page, “200 million [Philippine] pesos (8.7 million dollars) to anybody who kills Duterte; bring me his head here in my barangay [village]”.

The arrest was preceded by the police in the southern province of Cebu last week detaining 26-year-old Maria Ceron for ostensibly pledging 75 million pesos (1.4 million dollars) to anyone who would do a hit job on the Philippine president.

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