President Duterte has high approval ratings despite first year

The President of the Philippines still has high approval ratings one year from when he was sworn into office. But human rights activists accuse Duterte of condoning hundreds of extrajudicial killings as his government cracked down on illegal drugs.

by

    The President of the Philippines still has high approval ratings one year from when he was sworn into office.

    But human rights activists accuse Rodrigo Duterte of condoning hundreds of extrajudicial killings as his government cracked down on illegal drugs.

    Supporters of Duterte say his economic and social reforms are on the right track.

    Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.