The Philippine leader has previously called God "stupid" and a "son of a bitch," raising concerns in the mostly Catholic nation.
“Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives,” the president told a joint session of Congress.
Duterte has recently faced criticism for his silence about China's increasingly aggressive posture in the disputed waters.
The Philippine leadership was wary of U.S. military activity on its territory.
"At least, if ever my airplane explodes, or if some roadside bomb explodes, maybe you can ask the CIA," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said.
Over 2 million tourists visit the island each year, bringing in around $1 billion in revenue.
Duterte's lawyer said the president had ordered police to arrest anyone found selling the fake medicines.
In a speech to elite armed police units, Duterte said, “When it comes to human rights, or whoever rapporteur it is, my order to you: Do not answer. Do not bother.”
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has “no more ambition” and will step down two years early, in 2020.
In October, Duterte said he was shifting his focus to "big fish."
“The salacious details of his email exchanges with his procurer are absolutely shocking,” said U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott.
"If I overstay and wanted to become a dictator, shoot me, I am not joking," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said at an army base.
Mount Mayon's gigantic explosion sent superheated lava and molten rocks crashing onto nearby villages.
There are over 180 people dead and 160 others missing after tropical storm Tebin hit the Philippines on Friday.
Iran said ISIS will next focus on Central Asia, but it still has sway in parts of the Caucasus, the Gulf, North and sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Police are allegedly shooting children “dead at point-blank range as they were begging for mercy."
Demonstrators gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
"One fight there, another here—at the age of 16, I killed someone. A person, really," he said.
Officials described Rodrigo Duterte as "overwhelmed" to meet President Donald Trump, who has praised the Philippine leader's war on drugs and ISIS.
Trump will spend only one day in South Korea.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi City liberated six days ago, even though battles were still ongoing.