Philippines: The Deadliest Place To Deal

In the past eight months, over 7,000 people have been murdered in the Philippines, stupefying the rest of the human-rights conscious world. 

“If Germany had Hitler, The Philippines would have…” Roderigo Duterte declared last September, pointing at himself. “Hitler massacred three million Jews … there’s three million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them.”

He was then four months into his presidency. Now, thanks to BBC3’s Drugs Map of Britain presenter Livvy Haydock, we’re able to hear about the carnage directly from the villains and the victims, and witness the aftermath of individual murders in transfixing detail.

Rodrigo Duterte. (Global Nation Inquirer)

Haydock takes us on a grisly, relentless expedition down the back alleys, police stations and funeral parlours of Manila, the capital of The Philippines, where Duterte won the presidential election with a landslide victory pledging war “against...

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