The president of the Philippines has attracted attention for his controversial anti-drug policy. More than 3,600 people in the Philippines have been killed since he began his nationwide war on drug.
In an interview with DW, Maria Ressa, award-winning journalist and founder of news site Rappler, spoke about the continued political bullying and relentless attempts to silence any kind of dissent in the Philippines.
"We are not intimidated," said Ressa and her news site Rappler. Rappler says the charges are an attempt to silence a prominent critic of the Philippine government.
Clarita Alia has lost four of her sons to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. She says many more mothers like her will have to bury their sons as long as Duterte is president. Ana P. Santos reports from Davao.
It has been two years since Duterte became president of the Philippines and unleashed a brutal war on drugs. The death toll is high but nobody seems to know the real numbers — not even the police, as a DW research shows.
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