Rodrigo Duterte links 150 judges and politicians to drugs trade

Philippine president fires police and military officers named in nationally televised speech
The Guardian (UK)
Sunday, August 7, 2016

phillipines-drugwarThe Philippine president has publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers and military personnel to illegal drugs, revoked their gun licences and asked them to surrender for investigation. Rodrigo Duterte promptly fired members of the military and police he named and ordered government security personnel to be withdrawn from politicians he identified in his nationally televised speech. Duterte’s latest move ratchets up his war against drugs, which has left hundreds of suspected dealers dead and more than 4,400 arrested. Nearly 600,000 people have surrendered to authorities.