Victims of Duterte’s war on drugs find solace in church

President Rodrigo Duterte pledged to solve crime and corruption in the Philippines within his first six months in office. But his war on drugs has killed more than 7,000 people.

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    President Rodrigo Duterte pledged to solve crime and corruption in the Philippines within his first six months in office. But his war on drugs has killed more than 7,000 people.

    A recent report by Human Rights Watch says police officers posing as vigilantes are mostly to blame.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.


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