Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says 46 officials are being investigated for drug links by the government’s Anti-Money Laundering Council and a presidential anti-corruption commission. Photo: EPA

‘Narco list’: in stunning TV accusation, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte names 46 officials he says are involved in illegal drugs

  • The list of alleged ‘drug personalities’ announced by Duterte includes 33 mayors, eight vice mayors and three members of the House of Representatives
  • Duterte denied trying to undermine the politicians ahead of the May 13 elections
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says 46 officials are being investigated for drug links by the government’s Anti-Money Laundering Council and a presidential anti-corruption commission. Photo: EPA
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Mirror image: Rodrigo Duterte and Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
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Asian Angle by Richard Heydarian

Duterte is the Putin of Asia. Maria Ressa is the proof

  • Silencing the media, weaponising the law, building a macho personality cult: sound familiar?
  • The Philippine leader has drawn heavily from the playbook of a man he once described as his ‘favourite hero’

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Mirror image: Rodrigo Duterte and Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
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