Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war

From Reuters - October 12, 2017

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in Above the Law, met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.

Video footage released by government channel RTVM showed Seagal animatedly talking to Duterte.

Seagal, 65, was in the Philippines to look for a location for his upcoming movie which will be about illegal drugs and other crimes, a presidential palace statement said.

The statement said that Duterte told Seagal that movies area reflection of life and reiterated his strong stance against illegal drugs because it enslaves people to a form of synthetic chemical.

Duterte has been involved in a deadly drug war since taking office last June, and on Wednesday ordered all drug operations be left to the drug enforcement agency, amid unprecedented scrutiny of police conduct in the brutal crackdown that has left thousands of Filipinos dead.


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