Photographer & Journalist

Duterte's War

A Season of Killings

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PHILIPPINE WAR ON DRUGS

When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to wage war against drugs just after winning the elections in July 2016, it was not long until bodies started showing up dead on the streets of Manila.

During the first six months of the war, an average of five people were killed in one night. Within a year, the death toll reached thousands. 

 

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"Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there is three million drug addicts. I'd be happy to slaughter them."

President Rodrigo Duterte, september 2016

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