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Rodrigo Duterte commits to war on illegal drugs in Philippines State of the Union address

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not be stopping the war on drugs that has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings, saying while his critics’ “concern is human rights, mine is human lives”.

  • ABC

Speaking for his annual State of the Union address at a joint session of Congress, Mr Duterte reaffirmed his resolve to fight illegal drugs as he had during his first two years in power.

Cryz 1aHe took a swipe at his critics who say his so called war on drugs has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings.

Mr Duterte said human rights advocates should speak out against drug dealers as much as they attack…

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