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How Countries Like the Philippines Fall Into Vigilante Violence - New York Times

When campaigning for the Philippine presidency last spring, Rodrigo Duterte promised to kill so many criminals that “fish will grow fat” in Manila Bay from feasting on their corpses. Since taking office on June 30, Mr. Duterte appears to be making ...and more »

Duterte to US forces: Get out of southern Philippines -

Manila, Philippines - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told American special forces to leave Mindanao, blaming their presence in the southern region for the continuing conflict, while signalling his desire to "reorient" the country's foreign ...and more »

IN NUMBERS: The Philippines' 'war on drugs' - Rappler

(79th UPDATE) As of April 23, 2017, there have been over 7,000 deaths, both from legitimate police operations and vigilante-style or unexplained killings. Michael Bueza · @mikebueza. Published 2:21 PM, September 13, 2016. Updated 10:55 AM, April 23 ...and more »

Duterte's war on drugs - ABC Online

They are handing themselves in to police in their thousands. Seven hundred and twelve thousand at last count. Addicts and drug suppliers from all over the country are terrified of being shot, as the death toll from President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal ...and more »

Philippines: Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed - Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 15 ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte denies giving death-squad orders -

Manila, The Philippines - A witness in a Senate hearing on the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines has testified that he was a member of a death squad in the home city of President Rodrigo Duterte, and that the then-mayor himself ordered the ...and more »

Philippine witness: We killed for Duterte, fed body to crocodile - Washington Post

MANILA — In an extraordinary hearing in the Philippine Senate, a witness claimed Thursday that before Rodrigo Duterte became president, he paid a squad of hit men to carry out summary executions that involved feeding a body to a crocodile, chopping up ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte Ordered Philippine Killings, Professed Hit Man Testifies - New York Times

MANILA — He was a member of a hit squad that killed hundreds over the years, taking part in about 50 of the murders himself. One victim was fed to crocodiles, he recalled, and four others were hanged and thrown into the sea. The self-described hit man ...and more »

Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's War On Drugs - TIME

Around 11 p.m. on July 25, Restituto Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in northern Manila and go to the corner of the MacArthur Highway. Just hours earlier, the new Philippine President, 71-year-old Rodrigo Duterte ...and more »

Duterte: Gov't to pursue 'independent foreign policy' -

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said his administration will pursue an “independent foreign policy” and will reject any attempts at meddling by foreign governments. This meant that the government will adopt and implement policies ...and more »