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Thailand's war on drugs causes prison overcrowding

Thailand's war on drugs is putting more and more offenders behind bars, which has created overpopulation within the prison system.

Philippines' Duterte: UN pull-out threat a 'joke'

"Can't you take a joke," Duterte told reporters when asked if he was serious.

Blood and benefits: Duterte imposes his formula on the Philippines

The president has brought the iron-fist approach he used to rule Davao to the capital Manila.
December 28, 2016 | 10:08 pm GMT+7

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Duterte fired his broadside after the European Parliament issued a resolution condemning 'the high number of extrajudicial killings' in his drug war.
March 21, 2017 | 08:49 am GMT+7

More blood but no victory as Philippine drug war marks its first year

'There are thousands of people who are being killed, yes. But there are millions who live, see?'
June 25, 2017 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Philippines seeks big cut in drug rehab budget, stoking lawmakers' concern

The lack of rehabilitation centers would cripple the 'declared government policy' to wean substance abusers off drugs.
September 11, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Twenty dollar budget for agency probing Duterte's drug war

Philippine lawmakers allocate an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($20) to the Commission on Human Rights, a public body that has clashed repeatedly with Duterte over his bloody war on drugs.
September 13, 2017 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

China gives guns to Philippines to show it's a friend, not a foe

The rifles, worth about $3.3 million, will all go to the Philippine National Police.
October 05, 2017 | 03:31 pm GMT+7

Philippines' top judge vows fight as Duterte, allies seek ouster

Duterte and Sereno first crossed swords in 2016 as Sereno was vocal against Duterte's drug war. 
March 08, 2018 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

Netflix series shows 'necessary' Philippine drug war: director

Award-winning director Brillante Mendoza said the film was not a propaganda for the government and stressed he remained an 'advocate' against illegal drugs.
April 05, 2018 | 10:31 am GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over deadly drug war

Activists and families of eight victims of the Philippines’ “war on drugs” filed a complaint on Tuesday accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity.
August 28, 2018 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Philippine court jails three police officers for drugs war murder

A Philippine lower court found three police officers guilty of murder on Thursday for the 2017 killing of a 17-year-old high school student.
November 29, 2018 | 09:55 am GMT+7
 
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