The son of an alleged drug user cries in front of his father’s casket before the burial in the north of Manila, on March 12. The father was gunned down by unidentified men. Photo: AFP

Duterte’s war on drugs is leaving children to pay the price, but not asking why they turned to crime

Reuben James Barrete calls on the Philippine government to delve into the socio-economic and family-based risks that push children from urban poor communities into drug trade and trafficking, and find ways to stop their marginalisation

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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The son of an alleged drug user cries in front of his father’s casket before the burial in the north of Manila, on March 12. The father was gunned down by unidentified men. Photo: AFP
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