The populist politician said 20 unarmed men and women "are going to take care of me."
"Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives," the president told a joint session of Congress.
As President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador considers the legalization of drugs in Mexico, he has given incoming Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero a free hand.
The report also said that targeted strikes sometimes cause civilian deaths, which could alienate the local population and bolster militant sentiments.
"Make no mistake, misuse of fentanyl will kill you!" warned a DEA special agent.
At least 82 candidates and officeholders have already been killed since September.
Our government is now dictating what constitutes acceptable prescribing of controlled substances, and patients who need potent pain medications are suffering.
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."
"If I overstay and wanted to become a dictator, shoot me, I am not joking," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said at an army base.
"We've never had a problem with drugs like we do," said Trump, "it's never been like it is."
Police are allegedly shooting children "dead at point-blank range as they were begging for mercy."
Drug traffickers are sending a deluge of illicit and prescription drugs across the border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, a sign traffickers aren't intimidated by President Donald Trump's beefed up border security.
Officials described Rodrigo Duterte as "overwhelmed" to meet President Donald Trump, who has praised the Philippine leader's war on drugs and ISIS.
The president has said he will quit office if it is proven that any of his family were involved in drug trafficking.
He started dealing crack in the projects. Then Shawn Carter moved to bigger things.
The militants have been holed up in the city since May 23, trapping hundreds of civilians.
The U.S. has imprisoned record numbers of people, even as the crime rate dropped. Barack Obama made moves to change this, but Sessions is about to undo his work.
Armed, masked men in the mining region set up the vigilante group and formed a roadblock in response to extortion and kidnappings.