Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen during a meeting at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila. He later said that unless decisive action is taken, drugs will endanger the security of the state. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen during a meeting at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila. He later said that unless decisive action is taken, drugs will endanger the security of the state. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen during a meeting at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila. He later said that unless decisive action is taken, drugs will endanger the security of the state. Photo: AP

Philippines drug war: Duterte says he can be held responsible for killings

  • ‘If you get killed it’s because I’m enraged by drugs,’ a defiant President Rodrigo Duterte said, adding he was prepared to go to jail
  • He is facing crimes against humanity complaints for the brutal anti-drugs crackdown, which has seen nearly 6,000 drugs suspects killed since 2016

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen during a meeting at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila. He later said that unless decisive action is taken, drugs will endanger the security of the state. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen during a meeting at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila. He later said that unless decisive action is taken, drugs will endanger the security of the state. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen during a meeting at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila. He later said that unless decisive action is taken, drugs will endanger the security of the state. Photo: AP
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