Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has said he would like “to kill” illegal recruiters who lure workers to the Middle East and end up as slaves. “I really want to kill [these illegal] recruiters who seize every problem to convince people to go to the Middle East. But when the recruit arrives in the Middle East, the problem develops or they are being sold to questionable Arab families,” Duterte said in a speech Monday at the 60th anniversary of Cor Jesu College, which he attended in the 1960s. “There are Filipina girls who went there who cannot be accounted for anymore…. They said if you fail to find them, they had been sold to the slave market in Africa. And I just cannot imagine for the life of me to think that a Filipina is being made a slave and being raped every day,” he said, according to a report by the state-backed Philippine News Agency (PNA).