Soaring death tolls, broken families and overcrowded jail: a close-up view of Duterte’s war on drugs
Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines on June 30, over 3,600 people have died in drug-related killings. The SCMP travelled to the Philippines to witness Duterte’s drug war at the ground level.
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