Duterte has second thoughts on war against drugs

The murder of a Korean executive by rogue Filipino police raises questions if president's violent campaign is providing official cover for criminal activity

Manila, February 1, 2017 4:24 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte answers a question during a press conference at the Malacanang palace in Manila on January 30, 2017. 
On January 30, 2017, he extended his deadly drug war until the last day of his term in 2022, but conceded the police force acting as his frontline troops was "corrupt to the core". Photo: AFP / Noel Celis
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte answers a question during a press conference at the Malacanang palace in Manila on January 30, 2017. On January 30, 2017, he extended his deadly drug war until the last day of his term in 2022, but conceded the police force acting as his frontline troops was "corrupt to the core". Photo: AFP / Noel Celis