Filipino children on the roof of a dilapidated government housing project in Manila. Photo: EPA-EFE

As Duterte’s drugs war rages on in the Philippines, nation’s children are paying the price

  • Hundreds of youngsters in the slums of Manila are plunging further into poverty as families are torn apart by drug-related killings, new research finds
  • Faced with financial hardships, these children are at greater risk of dropping out of school, leaving them prone to exploitation and child labour
Topic |   Drugs

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Filipino children on the roof of a dilapidated government housing project in Manila. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.