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“In Davao I used to do it personally. Just to show to the guys [police] that if I can do it why can’t you?” he said. “And I’d go around in Davao with a motorcycle, with a big bike around, and I would just patrol the streets, looking for trouble alsoI was really looking for a confrontation so I could kill,” said Duterte in a speech to the Wallace Business Forum at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Duterte built a reputation for being tough on crime in the two decades he served as the mayor of the southern Philippines city https://www.canadagoosessale.org but critics, including Human Rights Watch have questioned his public support for death squads that targeted suspected drug users and criminals. At least 6,000 people canada goose jacket outlet store have been killed in police operations and vigilante attacks since Duterte launched his war on drug users and dealers since canada goose outlet online taking office in May. Duterte also discussed his use of the powerful painkiller Fentanyl for back pain and warnings from his doctor that he had been abusing the opioid medication, which is normally only prescribed to cancer patients. Credit: YouTube/RTVMalacanang via StoryfulTanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, who was on President Duterte’s list of drug linked officials, has been shot to death. Picture: AP Photo/Bullit MarquezSource:AP

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A Philippine city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed by canada goose outlet a sniper on canada goose shop uk Monday in a brazen attack during a flag raising canada goose outlet mississauga ceremony in front of hundreds of horrified employees and village leaders.

The apparent lone gunshot felled Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan city in Batangas province south of Manila as he and about 300 employees and newly elected village leaders sang the national anthem in a parking lot outside the city hall.

canada goose factory sale Video grab showing Philippines Mayor Antonio Halili on the ground after being shot during a flag raising ceremony on Monday, July 2, 2018 south of Manila. Picture: AP PhotoSource:AP canada goose factory sale

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cheap Canada Goose didn know that it was gunfire until people started screaming shooting, somebody shooting while running in all directions and I saw my mayor slumped on the ground, said village leader Rico Alcazar, who was in a crowd standing behind the 72 year old Halili. cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose Jackets was shocked and it took sometime before some carried the mayor and brought him away in a car. Halili bodyguards opened fire toward a grassy hill where the gunshot was apparently fired, adding to the bedlam, Mr Alcazar said by phone. Canada Goose Jackets

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A man yells, mayor is dead, the mayor was shot, and another desperately calls for a car to take Mr Halili to a hospital.

A third man starts blaming his companions for the security breach.

Tanauan city Mayor Antonio Halili, third canada goose outlet in usa from right, attends a flag raising ceremony minutes before he was shot outside a municipal hall. Picture: Tanuan City Information Office/APSource:AP

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The bullet hit a cellphone in Halili coat pocket then pierced his chest, police said. Policemen scoured the hill but failed to find the gunman.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed suspicion in a speech that the killing was linked to illegal drugs.

Tanauan mayor Antonio canada goose uk site Halili, who was shot dead at a flag raising ceremony, was on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics linked officials. Picture: AFP Photo/ Ted AljibeSource:AFP

Two years ago, Mr Halili ordered drug suspects to be paraded in public in Tanauan, a small city about 70 kilometres south of Manila, in a campaign that was dubbed of shame. suspects were forced to wear cardboard signs that read a pusher, don emulate me in a campaign that alarmed human rights officials.

Officials, however, also linked Mr Halili to illegal drugs and removed his control over city police.

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Tanauan information officer Gerardo Laresma said Mr Halili official canada goose outlet had received death threats and right from unknown people prior to the attack.

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Mr Halili unusual campaign drew attention at a canada goose outlet reviews time of growing alarm over the rising number of killings of drug suspects under Mr Duterte.

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