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"We had no helicopter. We don't use that," Duterte told CNN

Duterte said in a speech Tuesday that he had thrown someone off a helicopter

Manila, Philippines CNN  — 

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte denied reports that he threw a person off a helicopter in an interview with CNN Philippines Thursday, contradicting a statement he made on live television earlier this week.

“We had no helicopter. We don’t use that,” he said. He described the incident as “just the creative imagination of this Tulfo.”

Duterte did not clarify who Tulfo was, but he could have been referring to a number of journalists with the same surname.