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Off the list

OFF THE LIST

At the beginning of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, he asked local government officials to make a list. The list contained names of alleged drug users and pushers in every city, every town, and every village in the country. A few weeks after he sat in power, people from the list were killed. Some killed by police, others killed by unknown vigilantes.

Within two years in January 2018, about 20,000 men and women have been targeted. These are the ones left on the list. This is their attempt to get out of it.

 
“You must remember that those who are already in shabu [meth] for almost one year, they are dead. They are the living walking dead. They are of no use to society anymore.”
— President Rodrigo Duterte