The Philippines Is Addicted To Violence

The Philippines is in a state of national crises right now. One in which the police are openly slaughtering drug users and dealers at the President’s request, while the national chief of the police protests the actions. I have rarely seen anything like this before.

The police along with local death squads have taken to the street, killing anyone they find suspected of anything drug related. Over 1,900 people have been killed in about two months time. That comes to about 36 people a day.

Now, the Filipino population seems fairly split on this issue with half liking the direction the nation is going and the other half fearing for the future of their country.

This has all been done under the command of their newly elected President Duterte who, putting it mildly, is outspoken about what his country needs. He won a narrow victory at the beginning of…



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