Incoming President Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo said that Duterte does not endorse nor promote extrajudicial killings, especially of journalists, after UN Chief expressed his scornful criticism regarding his previous pronouncements.

Under a Duterte presidency the Bill of Rights as enshrined in the Constitution shall be in full bloom," Panelo clarified.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon slammed President-elect Duterte anew for his remark which implies an apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing especially of the journalists.

Earlier, Christof Heyns, United Nations (UN) expert on summary execution, said that the statements of Duterte "are irresponsible in the extreme, and unbecoming of any leader, let alone someone who is to assume the position of the leader of a country that calls itself democratic." Meanwhile, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, running mate of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, said that the response of the United Nations (UN) on the statement of Duterte is based on premature information.

"If they had the interpreter, if they had local counterparts here explain to them, this is the way our president talks, this is how we meant, their statement should have been 'we agree with the president, journalism should not be a refuge or place for extortionists but there should always be no justification for killing anyone,"' he said.

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