Philippine drug war

Philippine Drug War
Rodrigo Duterte showing diagram of drug trade network 1 7.7.16.jpg
Duterte shows a diagram of drug syndicates at a press conference on July 7, 2016.
DateJuly 1, 2016 – present
(4 years, 9 months and 10 days)
Parties to the civil conflict
Lead figures
President Rodrigo Duterte
  • Philippine National Police seal.svg Police General Debold Sinas (2020–present)
  • Philippine National Police seal.svg Police General Camilo Cascolan (2020–2020)
  • Philippine National Police seal.svg Police General Archie Gamboa (2019–2020)
  • Philippine National Police seal.svg Police General Oscar Albayalde (2018–2019)
  • Philippine National Police seal.svg Director Ronald dela Rosa (2016–2018)
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).svg Director General Isidro S. Lapeña (2016-2017)
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).svg Director General Aaron N. Aquino (2017-2020)
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).svg Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva (2020-present)
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).svg Vice President and ICAD Co-Chairperson Leni Robredo (2019-2019)
Casualties and losses
86 killed and 226 wounded (as of July 16, 2018)[19]
5,903 killed in official anti-drug operations (as of December 21, 2020)[20]

The Philippine drug war is the anti-drug policy and actions of the Philippine government under President Rodrigo Duterte, who assumed office on June 30, 2016. According to former Philippine National Police Chief and future senator Ronald dela Rosa, the policy is aimed at "the neutralization of illegal drug personalities nationwide".[21]

Duterte has urged members of the public to kill criminals and drug addicts.[22] Research by media organizations and human rights groups has shown that police routinely execute unarmed drug suspects and then plant guns and drugs as evidence.[23][24] Philippine authorities have denied misconduct by police.[25][26]

  1. ^ "Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war". The Guardian. Agence France-Presse. 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ "NPA backs Duterte fight vs drugs". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. ^ "CPP: Duterte's drug war is 'anti-people, anti-democratic'". ABS-CBN News. Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has withdrawn its support for President Rodrigo Duterte's war on illegal drugs, saying it has "clearly become anti-people and anti-democratic.""; "In conclusion, the group said its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), will intensify its operations to arrest and disarm drug suspects, but will no longer cooperate with government's anti-narcotics drive.
  4. ^ Lim, Frinston (July 3, 2017). "MILF formally joins war on drugs". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Woody, Christopher (September 5, 2016). "The Philippines' president has declared a war on drugs, and it's turned normal people into hired killers". Business Insider. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
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  7. ^ Nyshka Chandran (14 November 2017). "The US-Philippine relationship is central to two of Asia's thorniest issues". CNBC. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b Richard Heydarian (1 October 2017). "Manila's war on drugs is helping to build bridges between China and the Philippines". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  9. ^ Aben, Elena L. (17 December 2016). "Singapore backs Duterte's tough stance against drugs". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  10. ^ Mirasol, Jeremy Dexter (May 2017). "Cooperation with China on the Philippines' War on Drugs". Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS). Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  11. ^ "18 killed overnight in Manila". 17 August 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  12. ^ "6 gun-for-hire gang men killed in Rizal shootout". Tempo: News Flashes. October 10, 2018
  13. ^ "Shape up, Duterte warns those reviving 'Kuratong Baleleng'". Manila Bulletin. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Sinaloa cartel in cahoots with Chinese syndicates for Philippine ops – PDEA". ABS-CBN News. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  16. ^ "PDEA names triads behind shabu supply in Philippines". The Philippine Star. October 3, 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Philippines: Abu Sayyaf uses drugs for recruits, funds". February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  18. ^ "Colombian drug cartel active in PH, PDEA says". September 29, 2016.
  19. ^ Philippine Information Agency #RealNumbersPH Archived 2018-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "Cop who shot mother and son in Tarlac to face murder charges". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  21. ^ Tubeza, Philip C. (28 February 2017). "Bato: 'Neutralization' means arrest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 27 February 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
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  23. ^ "Duterte Vows More Bloodshed in Philippine 'Drug War'". Human Rights Watch. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Special Report: Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war". Reuters. April 18, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  25. ^ Servallos, Neil Jayson. "PNP chief: No EJK under Duterte". PhilStar. September 8, 2020
  26. ^ Santos, Elmor P. "Gov't: Don't fear, no extrajudicial killing under Duterte admin". WPhilStar. October 6, 2017

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