Policemen patrol a market in Manila. A bizarre prank has highlighted public anger and mistrust of the force. Photo: AFP Policemen patrol a market in Manila. A bizarre prank has highlighted public anger and mistrust of the force. Photo: AFP
Policemen patrol a market in Manila. A bizarre prank has highlighted public anger and mistrust of the force. Photo: AFP
The Philippines

Philippine police’s Christmas prank puts brutality, mistrust in spotlight after recent killing of mother and son

  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ has been blamed for thousands of deaths and a culture of police impunity, with the ICC considering a probe
  • The point-blank shooting of a mother and son in Tarlac province by an off-duty officer has sparked fresh anger at human rights violations

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Policemen patrol a market in Manila. A bizarre prank has highlighted public anger and mistrust of the force. Photo: AFP Policemen patrol a market in Manila. A bizarre prank has highlighted public anger and mistrust of the force. Photo: AFP
Policemen patrol a market in Manila. A bizarre prank has highlighted public anger and mistrust of the force. Photo: AFP
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