Civilian deaths rise as Philippines war on drugs continues

So-called 'index crimes' have decreased during Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, but homicides have risen dramatically.

by

    The Philippine government says its war on drugs is producing results.

    But murder rates are rising, with a large number of deaths linked to police operations.

    The government denies that over 10,000 extrajudicial killings have taken place during Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and instead points to a decrease in crimes such as kidnapping or theft.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Cavite City in the northern Philippines.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.