Duterte’s Drug War Stumbles on Allegati…

The apparent Aug. 18 assassination by police of a 17-year-old student appears finally to have kicked off widespread objection to President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous drug war and its spate of extrajudicial killings. The killing of Kian Delos Santos, who was dragged from his home, handed a gun and told to run as he screamed that he had a test in school the next day, has generated a Philippine Senate hearing into the affair and even chastened Duterte, who called for a full probe of the killing, vowing that heads will roll with those responsible ending up behind bars.

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