Duterte, who is known for his tough stance on drugs and colourful language, enjoys the support of 78 per cent of the Philippine people, especially the lower and middle classes. Photo: EPA Duterte, who is known for his tough stance on drugs and colourful language, enjoys the support of 78 per cent of the Philippine people, especially the lower and middle classes. Photo: EPA
Duterte, who is known for his tough stance on drugs and colourful language, enjoys the support of 78 per cent of the Philippine people, especially the lower and middle classes. Photo: EPA
Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte’s drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it?

Despite international allegations of mass extrajudicial executions and an outcry against the recent imprisonment of a political rival, polls indicate Duterte still has the majority of the country behind him

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Duterte, who is known for his tough stance on drugs and colourful language, enjoys the support of 78 per cent of the Philippine people, especially the lower and middle classes. Photo: EPA Duterte, who is known for his tough stance on drugs and colourful language, enjoys the support of 78 per cent of the Philippine people, especially the lower and middle classes. Photo: EPA
Duterte, who is known for his tough stance on drugs and colourful language, enjoys the support of 78 per cent of the Philippine people, especially the lower and middle classes. Photo: EPA
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