The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

Duterte has not condemned vigilante killings. He has previously promoted them
Reuters (UK)
Monday, August 1, 2016

When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic. There's not much Duterte hasn't said when it comes to his war on drugs, his only real election platform and his big promise to the 16 million Filipinos who swept him to power in May by a massive margin. Hundreds of suspected drug dealers have been killed since Duterte took office just one month ago. (See also: Philippine crime war packs decaying jails)