Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given police chiefs power to subpoena in order to speed up criminal investigations. Photo: AFP

Rights activists fear trumped-up charges as Philippines’ Duterte gives police subpoena powers to speed up investigations

While the fiery leader said it will add ‘more teeth’ to the force’s mandate, critics said it could be used against those critical of the president and his campaign to wipe out illicit drugs with deadly force

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given police chiefs power to subpoena in order to speed up criminal investigations. Photo: AFP
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