Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP

Rodrigo Duterte offers to lead Philippine police force himself if he cannot find an ‘honest man’

  • President’s brutal war on drugs again under scrutiny after director general Oscar Albayalde stepped down last month, embroiled in ‘ninja cops’ scandal
  • Duterte also dismissed criticism urban poor have been disproportionately targeted, claiming bodies of dead kingpins have been dumped secretly
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Leni Robredo. Photo: AP

Duterte fires Philippine vice-president Leni Robredo from anti-drugs tsar post after just 3 weeks

  • Robredo had vowed to reform the president’s deadly narcotics war amid allegations that police are committing crimes against humanity
  • But Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo on Sunday announced her dismissal and said Robredo had ‘embarrassed our country’
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