Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to crack down on drugs. Now he is targetting smokers too. By the end of the month smoking could be banned in public places. The plans don't go down well with everyone.
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.
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.
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.
US President Trump has said he has a "great relationship" with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the two met at a regional summit in Manila. The meeting got off to a rocky start with a group handshake gone awry.
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