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This file photo taken in 2018 shows police officers visiting homes in Tondo, Manila to ask suspected drug users to undergo rehabilitation as part of the PNP's Oplan Tokhang.

The STAR / Edd Gumban, File


MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice will focus on Philippine National Police deadly “war on drugs” operations in certain urban areas in its continuing review of the Duterte administration’s bloody anti-narcotics campaign, an official of the agency said.


DOJ Undersecretary Adrian Sugay acknowledged that they have around 6,000 more PNP “war on drugs” operations that resulted in deaths left for review, but they only have a few months left in the term.


“So we discussed with Secretary [Menardo Guevarra] here at the DOJ that maybe we should concentrate in certain urban areas,” Sugay said in Filipino at Thursday’s Laging Handa briefing.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/10/21/2135721/doj-war-drugs-killings-review-focus-urban-areas-next


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