More than 7,000 people have been killed since summer 2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte launched his campaign to wipe out drug dealers and users. The rule of law has in effect been suspended. Police and vigilantes have carte blanche.
A police chief in the Philippines has been sacked following allegations of abuse directed at inmates. Concerns are mounting over President Rodrigo Duterte's war on illegal drugs.
Confusing pronouncements on the South China Sea and mounting international condemnation of the bloody crackdown on illegal drugs could lead the Philippines into a foreign policy crisis. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Authorities have identified the slain militant as the leader of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, known for its ties to the "Islamic State." Since the 1990s, the Philippines have fought against the group's insurgency.
As bodies pile up on the country's poorest streets, so does the evidence implicating the Philippine National Police (PNP) and President Rodrigo Duterte in the extrajudicial killings. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
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