As the election campaign comes to an end, the vice-presidential favorite is the son of the dictator who ruled the country until the 1980s.
Security forces have killed at least 26 alleged dealers in the past few days. The anti-drug operations, which some experts say are similar to the raids in the Philippines, have been slammed by rights activists.
Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried in the national Heroes' Cemetery. His belated burial with military honors was a campaign pledge of the recently-elected president, Rodrigo Duterte.
Controversial ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at a heroes' cemetery in Manila. Petitioners had tried to prevent the decision, pointing to the leader's brutal reign.
The Duterte administration is moving to make changes to the nation's constitution, to turn the Philippines into a federal state. Critics say it is but a smokescreen to prolong his stay in power. Ana P. Santos reports.
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