Philippines Rodrigo Duterte anti-drug vigilantes kill 100 in 7 weeks
- Nine people were killed overnight in the Philippines, authorities said Saturday, as police and suspected anti-drug vigilantes pushed ahead with President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on crime.
Duterte won the May 9 election by a landslide, largely on a pledge to kill tens of thousands of drug dealers and other criminals, and has urged the police, civilians and even insurgents to help in the killings.
One pre-dawn raid in the town of Matalam, about 900 kilometres south of Manila, left eight "drug personalities" dead on Saturday, including a woman, regional police spokesman Superintendent Romeo Galgo told reporters.
One other person was arrested on suspicion of drug offences, Galgo said, adding that three pistols and four grenades were found on the dead suspects.(Excerpt) Read more at: bangkokpost.com ...
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- The Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has encouraged the public to go after drug dealers, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill them.
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