Philippine police chief Ronald Dela Rosa has suspended anti-narcotics operations after police officers used the crackdown as a cover for the abduction and killing of a South Korean businessman. Dela Rosa announced a massive purge within the police.
A fisherman handed over the drum, containing 25 kilos of cocaine, to officials. Meanwhile, as President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs rages on, his son was forced to resign as a city vice mayor over alleged trafficking.
2017 was a challenging year for the Philippines, with the country facing increased political and security problems. Observers say 2018 will be even more difficult. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
The death of a 17-year-old boy at the hands of Manila police has galvanized thousands of Filipinos around the world to protest a drug war they once supported. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Human rights activists and family members of the victims of drug-related killings have expressed outrage and disappointment at Manila's denial of any wrongdoing in President Duterte's drug war. Ana P. Santos reports.
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