Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday said it was not acceptable that President Rodrigo Duterte is "goading" people to kill drug addicts at the height of his administration's war on drugs.
Morales made this statement in her interview with Japan's NHK World that aired Thursday night in the Philippines.
Morales said she considers it a "problem" that Duterte is egging on people to arm themselves and kill drug suspects.
"He's goading people to kill people. That's a problem. His communications people say 'that's hyperbole,'" Morales said.