Duterte: No media interviews till my term ends

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 24 2016 04:05 PM | Updated as of Jun 24 2016 11:09 PM

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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media during a press conference in Davao. Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

DAVAO CITY - President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday reiterated that he will no longer grant media interviews till the end of his term.

Duterte again slammed the media for supposedly twisting his statements, citing an Inquirer reporter's story on Friday on the release of political prisoners.

"I will not respond to questions anymore ever until the end of my term," Duterte said at the turnover of command ceremony of the Davao City Police.

The tough-talking executive earlier came under fire for saying that corrupt journalists in the Philippines were killed.

He was also criticized for catcalling a female television journalist.

His camp said the president-elect will no longer grant interviews so that there would be "no more mistakes."