Body Count Rises as Philippine President Wages War on Drugs

August 2, 2016 6:32 PM

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Body Count Rises as Philippine President Wages War on Drugs

Scribbled in block letters on a cardboard sign left near his body was the word “pusher.” His family members insist that he was not involved in the drug trade, though they said he sometimes used meth.

Indirectly acknowledging criticism that his policies trample over the standard judicial process, Mr. Duterte said that human rights “cannot be used as a shield to destroy the country.”

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