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Special Report: Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war - Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they have long blamed on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of ...and more »

Duterte denies Philippines police are paid to kill drug suspects - Sky News

The president's spokesperson says officers who claim police are getting money to kill drug users "must be living movie scenes". 12:03, UK, Thursday 20 April 2017. Almost 9,000 people have been killed since President Duterte took office last June. Image ...and more »

The Philippines' Duterte Incites Vigilante Violence - Human Rights Watch

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's has a perverse idea for a job creation program: Hire the unemployed to kill criminal suspects. On Tuesday, Duterte welcomed a returning group of overseas Filipino workers by telling them, “If you lose your job, I ...and more »

Fall in Support for Duterte Drug Killings, Survey Finds - Newsweek

Woman protests killings A woman prays for her loved one who she says was killed due to alleged involvement in illegal drugs, during a Holy Eucharist mass against extra-judicial killings in a Roman Catholic Church in metro Manila, Philippines on March 2 ...and more »

Philippine President Rodrigo Tells Jobless Filipinos to Kill Drug Addicts - Newsweek

Women crying Friends and loved ones of John Jezreel David, 21, who was shot dead in what police said was an anti-drug operation, cry during his funeral rites at the north cemetery in Metro Manila, Philippines February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco ...and more »

Duterte's drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it? - Washington Post

MANILA — Justin Quirino is a 28-year-old radio disc jockey and events host who is active in Manila's hip cultural scene. He abhors violence and says more of his country's wealth and opportunities should flow to the poor. And he considers himself a ...and more »

Approval for Duterte's drug war slips in Philippines - Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Satisfaction in the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs declined in the first quarter this year, a survey showed on Wednesday, with opinions split about police accounts that the drug suspects they killed had ...and more »

Mass killings are bad advertising, says Philippine tourism secretary - Washington Post

MANILA — Experts on Philippine politics who have watched Rodrigo Duterte for decades say that he uses shock and fear strategically. By making casual references to real violence, he signals to his supporters that he is serious about his vision of ...and more »

'No truth' to claim of cash bonuses for police who kill drug dealers, says Philippine president's office -

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office rejected allegations on Thursday by two senior police officers in a Reuters report that police received cash rewards for executing drug suspects, while the most high-profile critic of the president backed ...and more »

US troubled by increasing extrajudicial killings in Philippines - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was troubled by the growing number of extrajudicial killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and called on Manila to stick to its commitment to investigate them ...and more »