Will killing claims bring down Duterte?

New allegations that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte previously oversaw assassinations by death squad threaten to destabilize his strongman rule

February 23, 2017 5:20 PM (UTC+8)
Rodrigo Duterte, then mayor of Davao City, now president of the Philippines, inspects the assault rifle of an official at a crime scene in the village of Tamugan in Davao City in the southern Philippines in 1997. Looking on is then Davao Police Chief Isidro Lapena (2nd, R). Picture: Reuters / Lenato Rumawag
Rodrigo Duterte, then mayor of Davao City, now president of the Philippines, inspects the assault rifle of an official at a crime scene in the village of Tamugan in Davao City in the southern Philippines in 1997. Looking on is then Davao Police Chief Isidro Lapena (2nd, R). Picture: Reuters / Lenato Rumawag
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