President sanctions execution of drug dealers, civilians execute more than 300


The Philippine president, nicknamed ‘The Punisher’ for his relentless and often remorseless war on drugs, order his police force to kill drug users and dealers at will, and also gave citizens permission to kill anyone guilty of dealing or using on sight, without legal consequence



Since the order was given earlier in July more than 300 people have been killed and authorities say more than 60 000 drug users have given themselves over to the police to save themselves from being executed.

President Duterte has paid little attention to the outrage following the string of executions , maintaining that the war on drugs must be won at all costs.

He told police to double and even triple their efforts to exterminate drug users and dealers if need be.

The death toll is set to climb as the Philippines continues its brutal war on drugs.

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