Philippine President Duterte’S First Year In Office Is Marked By Using Bloody War On Drugs

Philippine President Duterte’s First Year In Office Is Marked By Bloody War On DrugsEnlarge this image toggle caption Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images Noel Celis/AFP/Getty ImagesThe president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, celebrates his first year in office Friday.
But the defining factor of his first year as Philippine president is the other war — the war on drugs — which shows no sign of ending.
What does matter is that Duterte ran for president promising a brutal, bloody war on drugs.
The extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs aren’t much of an issue, at least among the Duterte supporters here.
“Diokno says those killings don’t get recorded.

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