Duterte Fudges Police Death Toll To Justify Drug War

The post Duterte Fudges Police Death Toll To Justify Drug War appeared first on High Times. The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte—trying to justify sending the National Police back into drug enforcement after he was pressured to withdraw them by a public outcry over their slaying of innocent civilians—seems to have just been caught […]

Apple Pulls Games Sensationalizing The Philippine’s Drug War

The post Apple Pulls Games Sensationalizing The Philippine’s Drug War appeared first on High Times. It’s all fun and games until your multi-billion-tech company gets accused of glorifying Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly War on Drugs. At that point, you almost have no choice but to pull the plug on […]

Martial Law Declared in South Philippines, Trump Praises Duterte’s Drug War – High Times

After threatening to do it for months, on Tuesday, the Philippines’ ultra-hardline President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the conflicted southern island of Mindanao. The declaration takes immediate effect and will last for 60 days—officially. But in his comments upon the declaration, Duterte said it could last up to “a year”—and (not for the first time) […]

The Philippines’ Drug War is Good And You Should Support It – High Times

China and the United States are locked in a sort of cold war for influence in the Philippines, whose authoritarian, unfiltered strongman of a leader, Rodrigo Duterte, has overseen a gruesomely bloody war on drugs (and has favorably compared himself to Adolf Hitler) since taking office less than a year […]

Philippine Lawmakers Kill Impeachment Case Against Duterte – High Times

BY TERESA CEROJANOASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine lawmakers on Monday killed an impeachment complaint accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity for the thousands of people who have died in his anti-drug crackdown. The Justice Committee of the House of Representatives, which is dominated by Duterte allies, […]

President Trump’s Troubling ‘Bromance’ with Philippines’ Drug War Strongman – High Times

The Philippines’ inimitable President Rodrigo Duterte is being his usual charming self. The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Agnes Callamard, arrived in the country on May 5 to attend a conference on drug policy and human rights at the University of the Philippines. Callamard is of course a harsh critic of Duterte’s campaign of […]

Legal Challenge to Deadly Drug War – High Times

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte remains intransigent on his ultra-murderous “drug war,” which has unleashed police and paramilitary terror on low-level dealers and users across the archipelago. But, hearteningly, courageous dissent and resistance to the blood-drenched crackdown persists. On Monday, Al Jazeera featured a profile of the legal team at Manila’s Center for International Law, which has been […]