The Philippines’ war on drugs

The President of the Philippines has admitted to personally tracking down and killing criminal suspects, in his former job as a city mayor.

Rodrigo Duterte said he used to patrol the streets of Davao on a motorbike looking for trouble, where he led a crackdown on crime over two decades.

He's now being accused of human rights violations in his relentless and bloody war on drugs, which has seen around 6,000 people killed in the less than six months.

Sky News has travelled to the Filippino capital Manila, where families caught up in the killings have urged President Duterte to stop the bloodshed.

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  5 comments for “The Philippines’ war on drugs

  1. Fig Jam
    December 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    du30 amin dada

  2. Leo Cozijn
    December 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Deterte ends up like former Liberian president
    Samuel Doe.

  3. Total Nostalgia
    December 14, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Hitler II?

  4. Rick Canonberg
    December 14, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    We are still happy with Dutertes War on Drugs – do not make poverty as an
    excuse for selling drugs. There were so many killings before Duterte came
    into power. At least now petty crimes and rape rate decreased which is
    rampant in the last 10 years. Now the drug addicts are scared and the value
    of drugs increased 5x…

  5. 0x1A3C3E7
    December 14, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Prohibition in the USA is setting a bad example for other countries. They
    still remember the golden years of the war on drugs during the Reagan
    administration; all the action movies and TV shows that lauded it as a
    noble cause.

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