Philippine Abu Sayyaf militants 'hungry' for caliphate, says Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Reuters

Ever since Rodrigo Duterte won the May elections in a landslide, he has been facing criticism over his campaign against illegal drugs, which he rejected with fiery counter attacks.

However, Duterte's controversial remarks always brought him under scrutiny, even before his victory in the presidential election. Be it the Pope or the US President, Duterte had no qualms about speaking his mind.

Many-a-time, Duerte expressed regret for his remarks but in some cases he preferred not to do so. And, Duerte's outspoken and straight-talking nature endeared him to many Filipinos.

Here are some of those bizarre comments made by President Duterte.

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Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a message before leaving for Brunei Reuters

1. LIKE BEING A DICTATOR?

"If you don't like my style because it sounds dictatorial, then, vote for Poe, Binay, Santiago, forget all about me."

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines Reuters

2. JOKING ABOUT RAPE

"They raped all of the women ... There was this Australian lay minister ... when they took them out ... 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."

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Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine presidential candidate and a local mayor raises his fist during a motorcade campaign at Cainta Rizal, east of Manila April 12, 2016.

3. INSULTING THE POPE

"We were affected by the traffic. It took us five hours. I asked why, they said it was closed. I asked who is coming. They answered, the pope. I wanted to call him: 'Pope, son of a whore, go home. Do not visit us again.'"

ON HIS (STRUGGLING) SEX LIFE
President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte attends a news conference during his visit in Beijing Reuters

4. ON HIS (STRUGGLING) SEX LIFE

"I was separated from my wife. I'm not impotent. What am I supposed to do? Let this hang forever? When I take Viagra, it stands up."

Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as the President of Philippines
Duterte with his children Reuters

5. KILLING HIS OWN KIDS

"None of my children are into illegal drugs. But my order is, even if it is a member of my family, 'kill him.'"

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the ASEAN Summit family photo while US President Barack Obama chats with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah in Vientiane, Laos Reuters

6. ATTACKING THE US PRESIDENT

"...son of a b****, I will swear at you in that forum. You must be respectful, do not just throw questions."

MESSAGE TO CHINA
President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a meeting with members of the Filipino community Reuters

7. MESSAGE TO CHINA

"I will go there on my own with a Jet Ski, bringing along with me a [Phillipino] flag and a pole, and once I disembark, I will plant the flag on the runway and tell the Chinese authorities, 'Kill me."

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Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a Filipino Community Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam Reuters

8. "FORGET HUMAN RIGHTS"

"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."

Philippines: I will have to confront Abu Sayyaf, says Duterte
Philippines: I will have to confront Abu Sayyaf, says Duterte

9. WARNS ABU SAYYAF

"If I have to face them, you know I can eat humans. I will really open up your body. Just give me vinegar and salt, and I will eat you. That's true. If you annoy me to the fullest... I will eat you alive. Raw."

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Presidential candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte greets supporters during election campaign Reuters

10. CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO LAW BREAKERS

"If you do not want to stop, and just continue committing crimes, then this would be your last Merry Christmas," he said in a Christmas greeting video.

Philippine President Duterte bursts into rant against European Union over drug war
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raises a middle finger thrust out in an obscene gesture as he speaks before local government officials in Davao city, in southern Philippines, September 20, 2016. Reuters

11. BURSTS INTO RANT AGAINST EUROPEAN UNION

"And then the European Union now has the gall to condemn me. I repeat it, f*** you,"

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is interviewed by reporters after visiting the explosion site at at a market in Davao City, Philippines Reuters

12. REVOLUTION!?

"If I'm the president, I will declare a revolution. I will rebel against my own government and close down everything except your businesses and make a body to take care of your expenses."

Philippine President Duterte apologises to Jews for Hitler remark
Philippines President Duterte gestures while delivering a speech before female police officers during a gathering in Davao city, Philippines September 30, 2016 Reuters

13. EQUATES HIMSELF TO HILTER

"If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have... You know my victims. I would like (them) to be all criminals to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition,"

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Reuters

14. KILLING DRUG ADDICTS

"These sons of whores are destroying our children. I warn you, don't go into that, even if you're a policeman, because I will really kill you,"

Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippines presidential elections
Presidential candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte talks to the media before casting his vote at a polling precinct for national elections at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao city in southern Philippines, May 9, 2016. Reuters

15. HANG THEM ALL

"I will recommend to Congress the restoration of death penalty by hanging in public."