Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines. The former mayor of Davao City has vowed to eradicate crime – warning of a bloody presidency to come.
President Rodrigo Duterte says the anti-drug agency is not equipped to handle the campaign alone. There has been a resurgence in illegal drugs and crimes since the police left the campaign, according to a spokesperson.
President Duterte had requested the extension to combat remaining militants who want to establish an "Islamic State" base on the southern island of Mindanao. Ongoing fighting there has displaced half a million people.
In the face of President Rodrigo Duterte's lethal drug policy to kill users and dealers at the slightest excuse, Philippine society is gradually daring to push back. Florian Neuhof reports from Manila.
Ignoring demands to overturn the Philippine's current ban, including from members of his government, President Duterte has said it will remain firmly in place.
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