How one innocent man fell in Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in the Philippines

The president's popularity still hovers above 60 per cent
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

philippines human rightsThe police confirmed this week that the number of Filipinos killed in the crackdown that began when Mr Duterte took office on June 30 has now surpassed 7000 – an average of more than 30 deaths a day. Mr Duterte, a foul-mouthed former provincial mayor, has shrugged off international condemnation of the killings and scuttled a Senate probe into the deaths as an army of internet trolls harass, intimidate and threaten critics who question the crackdown's logic or legality.