Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and police secure part of a street as they search a house looking for a drug dealer during a raid in Maharlika village, south of Manila, on February 28, 2018. Photo: AFP Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and police secure part of a street as they search a house looking for a drug dealer during a raid in Maharlika village, south of Manila, on February 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and police secure part of a street as they search a house looking for a drug dealer during a raid in Maharlika village, south of Manila, on February 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

The other side of Duterte’s war on drugs: rehabilitation, rescue and rooting out corruption

  • While the death toll in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign has been the focus of international attention, the government’s massive rehabilitation effort and anti-corruption measures tend to be ignored

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and police secure part of a street as they search a house looking for a drug dealer during a raid in Maharlika village, south of Manila, on February 28, 2018. Photo: AFP Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and police secure part of a street as they search a house looking for a drug dealer during a raid in Maharlika village, south of Manila, on February 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and police secure part of a street as they search a house looking for a drug dealer during a raid in Maharlika village, south of Manila, on February 28, 2018. Photo: AFP
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, fellow at the University of the Philippines Korea Research Centre, lecturer at the Chinese Studies Programme at Ateneo de Manila University, and contributing editor (Reviews) for the Asian Politics & Policy Journal.