Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he has “no problem” in being held accountable for the murders in his bloody war on drugs, but denied they are crimes against humanity, as claimed by human rights groups.

“If there’s killing there, I’m saying I’m the one ... you can hold me responsible for anything, any death that has occurred in the execution of the drug war,” Duterte said in a televised speech Monday night. EFE-EPA