Deadly Philippine Drug War Seen as ‘State-Inspired’ Policy

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Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Keith Bacongco via Flickr

Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Keith Bacongco via Flickr

Since new President Rodrigo Duterte launched the crackdown two months ago, about 2,000 suspected drug users and pushers have been killed — many by vigilantes. He promised a six-month campaign that would kill 100,000 drug users, with so many bodies dumped in Manila bay that the “fish will grow fat.”
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