Former Philippine national police chief Oscar Albayalde and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a police event in Manila. Photo: AFP

Philippines police chief lost moral standing over ‘ninja cops’ scandal: critics

  • General Oscar Albayalde’s decision to go on leave ahead of his retirement was a soft exit, his critics said, given his alleged involvement in a case where policemen sold drugs they had confiscated
  • Albayalde is the second official appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to have left their post amid scandal in recent months
Topic |   The Philippines

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Former Philippine national police chief Oscar Albayalde and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a police event in Manila. Photo: AFP
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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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