Ferdinand Jhon Santos’ family gather for a mass on January 22 before his ashes are taken to the family mausoleum at a cemetery in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, in the Philippines. Photo: Lynzy Billing

As death count in Philippines’ war on drugs rises, discovery of meth addict’s body raises questions

  • More than 5,000 ‘drug personalities’ have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his anti-drug campaign after taking office in 2016
  • Human rights groups believe the killings are directly or tacitly sanctioned by the government, claims that are hard to prove because most deaths remain uninvestigated
Topic |   Drugs

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Ferdinand Jhon Santos’ family gather for a mass on January 22 before his ashes are taken to the family mausoleum at a cemetery in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, in the Philippines. Photo: Lynzy Billing
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