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Public support for Duterte’s war on drugs beginning to slip

Satisfaction with President Duterte’s war on drugs has declined among Filipinos this year, a survey has revealed today (Wednesday, April 19). Of 1,200 people surveyed by Social Weather Stations (SWS), 78 per cent said they were ‘satisfied’ by the government crackdown, down from 85 per cent in a similar poll…


New York Times profile of Duterte dismissed as “hack job” by palace

A New York Times article about President Duterte’s upbringing and background has been dismissed by the Malacañang as a “hack job”. “One would expect more from The New York Times,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement. “Their article, ‘Becoming Duterte: The Making of a Philippine Strongman,’ sounds like a…




The human cost: One family’s experience on the frontline of the drug war

The human cost of President Duterte’s controversial war on drugs is most usually measured in stark numbers — a steadily mounting body count, ticking its way through the hundreds and thousands. However, this report by journalist Aie Balagtas See for Inquirer.net looks behind these faceless numbers to examine how one death…