22-08-16: Philippines may withdraw from the UN: Duterte

By Anya Palm

Responding to criticism of his anti-drug program from two UN human rights experts, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, Sunday threatened with pulling the country out of the UN altogether.

Dissatisfied with what Mr. Duterte described as “meddling in state affairs”, the President dismissed the criticism turning instead to the question of whether the UN is beneficial for the Philippines or not.

“When have you done a good deed to my country?” he asked and added that he can build many rehabilitation centers with the financial contribution that goes to the UN.