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Can Marcos Jr rein in Duterte’s killer cops?

During the regime of former Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine National Police (PNP) played an instrumental role as “chief executioner” in the war on drugs. By securitizing the drug problem and elevating order over the rule of law, Duterte gave the PNP and vigilantes carte blanche to kill suspected users and traders –exacerbating violence and injustice throughout the Philippines. Government data shows […]

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