Tide turns on Duterte’s lethal drug war

A recent spike in suspected extrajudicial killings in the Philippine leader's controversial anti-drug drive has sparked a potentially potent backlash

August 23, 2017 1:27 PM (UTC+8)
Residents and protesters hold lighted candles at the wake of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, who was among the people shot dead last week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in Caloocan city, Metro Manila, Philippines August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Residents and protesters hold lighted candles at the wake of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, who was among the people shot dead last week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in Caloocan city, Metro Manila, Philippines August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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