Kill a criminal and I'll pay you, says new president of the Phillippines

"Duterte Harry" is hugely popular for tackling drug crime

The incoming president of the Philippines is offering cash payments to members of the public who kill drug dealers.

Rodrigo Duterte won the presidential election last month, on a hardline anti-crime platform.

He previously promised to unleash the military on criminals - But now he says members of the public will be rewarded for shooting drug dealers.

He's offering a bounty equivalent to €94,000.

"If they are there in your neighbourhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun. You have my support," the incoming President told his cheering followers.

"If he fights and fights to the death, you can kill him," he said, adding: "I will give you a medal."

He stressed that drug addicts could not be rehabilitated.

"If you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a whore, I really will kill you."

Duterte reiterated that his anti-crime campaign would be "a bloody war," as he offered money for slain drug lords.

The former mayor of the Davao, the country's third biggest city has previously been linked with vigilante "death squads" that have killed scores of people.

Yet the strategy also improved crime statistics in Davao, which had been plagued by violence.

He has vowed to widen his campaign when he becomes president, even threatening to kill 100,000 criminals.

Duterte's vow to tackle rampant corruption and break the power of the country's most powerful families has made him hugely popular.

His announcement came as other officials began paying bounties for slain suspected criminals in an apparent attempt to ride on the coat-tails of his success.