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'Nothing's changed': Watchdog says 'drug war' killings continue under Marcos


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This photo taken on June 10, 2022 shows relatives of a victim of the government's drug war carrying a box containing the remains after they were exhumed at Bagbag Cemetery in Novaliches, Metro Manila.

AFP / Jam Sta. Rosa


MANILA, Philippines — The killings of alleged drug dealers and users continued even after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. promised a more compassionate approach in the fight against illegal narcotics, watchdog Human Rights Watch said in its latest report.


Marcos has said he would continue the ‘war against drugs initiated by his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte, but his administration would shift the focus to rehabilitating drug users.


HRW, however, said there was no letup in ‘drug war’ killings and the needed reforms have not been made to existing drug rehabilitation programs.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/12/2237123/nothings-changed-watchdog-says-drug-war-killings-continue-under-marcos


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